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The Bank of Russia can integrate your system fast payments (SBP) in the Russian messenger “Seraphim”, which is designed for use by large businesses and public companies, but has not yet reached the broader market. This is with reference to its sources writes family-owned Demyan Kudryavtsev, the newspaper “Vedomosti”.
The representative of the Central Bank has not confirmed nor denied this information. To a request for comment he replied that the regulator in advance laid down in the SBP, the possibility of integration with instant messengers and is now studying this possibility. Topic “URS and the messengers” is also announced for discussion at the October forum Finopolis in Sochi.
The owner of 75 percent of the app Anton Nemkin said that the Central Bank is considering several initiatives, but did not specify which ones. According to him, the creators focused on the Chinese WeChat, which is the possibility of payment for goods and services.
Currently messenger in Google Play over 500 downloads. The description States that the Seraphim only uses “domestic encryption algorithms, recommended for information security in Russian companies”. The application also named safe and effective. The creators promise users group chats and calls.
The owner of the remaining 25 percent of the messenger, according to SPARK, is Eugene Shrikes. It, as noted in the article, associated with businessman Konstantin Malofeev. So, in 2014, owned by zhulanovo InMedia bought the provider of mobile content Fund Malofeev of Marshall Capital. Then the source owned by Grigory Berezkin publications by RBC called business “partners for mobile content”. Malofeev is known as “Orthodox businessman”, because it supports projects of a religious nature, and intimately acquainted with influential people in the ROC.
Nemkin denies that the project messenger had something to do with Malofeev, however, the name has a distinctly religious connotation. Seraphim in Christian tradition, the highest order of angel closest to God and St. Seraphim of Sarov — one of the most venerated saints of the Russian Orthodox Church. Established Malofeev Fund of St. Basil the Great became the author of idea of installation of a monument of St. Seraphim of Sarov at the Holy Trinity St. Seraphim-Diveevo convent, at the opening ceremony which was attended by the businessman in August 2017.
System of quick payments of the Central Bank earned in a pilot mode in January 2019, and in the full — month after. With the help of citizens can transfer money to accounts of other banks phone number. Now SBP is connected to 16 banks and payment systems.
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