“Sberbank” opened a blockchain-laboratory, which will conduct research on the latest technologies in the field of blockchain. This is stated in the press release of the Bank.
The laboratory will generate and propose ideas for the development of solutions based on the blockchain, create prototype products, conduct pilot projects and implemented application business solutions for Sberbank group.
Blockchain-the laboratory will interact with other laboratories of the Bank to search for synergies in the whole spectrum of the latest technologies. In addition, it will provide its competence to other market participants: to cooperate with start-UPS, associations, societies, alliances. Among the goals of this laboratory is to promote blockchain and help in the preparation of educational programmes in this field.
“The blockchain may significantly change many areas of the business relating to the financial market, to the classic activities of the Bank and our clients, — said senior Vice-President of “Sberbank”, head of Sberbank CIB Igor Bulantsev. — Development, development and implementation of the most promising technologies is not only an important element of our competitiveness as a Bank, but also a mandatory part of our future as a technology company. It is important to note that the blockchain — the tool of increase of efficiency of interaction between market participants. Thus, creating a blockchain-lab, “savings Bank” is contributing to the future of the banking industry and our country.”
“Today Sberbank has created more than 20 different pilots on blockchain technology, including solutions with Severstal, “MVideo”, FAS already used in practice”, – stated in the message.