Sberbank, Russia's largest bank, plans to purchase 4917 ATMs on the blockchain with an integrated Nvidia Cuda graphic card. This is one of the basic requirements for new ATMs.
Despite the fact that blockchain ATMs are no longer a novelty, many experts have wondered why bank ATMs should have a graphic card as a basic requirement. The obvious answer to the question is to mine cryptocurrency. However, experts suggest that there is a mistake in the tender documents and the card is most likely needed only for client authentication. A number of experts are inclined to believe that Russia, like China, plans to launch its own CBDC. Recently, a draft law was introduced prohibiting the illicit traffic of digital assets in Russia. In addition, Western sanctions have also affected Sberbank's business.
Currently, the largest bank in Russia has not commented on the assumptions of experts.
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