One tenth of Russians ready to get salaries in digital ruble

Amid the Bank of Russia continuing progressing with its central bank digital currency (CBDC) development, one survey suggested that not many Russians are ready to accept salary payments in the digital ruble.

Almost half of the Russian respondents strongly objected to receiving salaries in the digital ruble in a new survey by local recruitment site HeadHunter. Only 11% of respondents said that they were ready to get salaried in the digital ruble, while 41% indicated that they were “categorically opposed” to being paid in the CBDC, local news agency Izvestia reported Wednesday.

As Russia is preparing to roll out digital ruble testing next January, as many as 48% of respondents said they were unsure if they wanted to receive salaries in the state-controlled digital currency.

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