Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin received the first digital invoice in NFT format as a gift at the Transport of Russia exhibition
According to industry representatives, from September 1, it is possible to issue an invoice, an accompanying statement and other transport documents in electronic form. Thus, the market will be able to get rid of more than 3 billion securities, they explained.
Dmitry Bakanov, Deputy Minister of Transport of Russia, stressed that digitalization of all documents is what business and the state need.
"For business, it means speeding up the exchange of primary documents with customers, reducing the associated terms of payment for services and transportation costs, improving the efficiency of business processes, removing barriers to electronic data exchange between business entities and regulatory authorities. For the state, it is an opportunity to access data for the implementation of the control and supervisory function," Bakanov said.
Mishustin agreed with the importance of digitalization, noting that documents should not reach recipients slower than transport arrives.
The Russian Prime Minister has repeatedly pointed out the importance of the development of digitalization and the cryptocurrency sphere in the country. In particular, he called for accelerating the introduction of digital financial assets (CFAs) for international trade. According to him, digital assets have become a "safe alternative" that guarantees uninterrupted payment for the delivery of goods.
In addition, Mishustin instructed the financial departments to submit to the government agreed proposals for the development of the CFA market, as well as decentralized (DeFi) technologies in Russia. In particular, it is necessary to coordinate positions on the regulation of mining in the country and develop a plan for the use of the digital ruble in the budget process of the Russian Federation by December 19.