On Thursday, the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev met in Astana with the co-founder of Apple Steve Wozniak (Steve Wozniak), who came to participate in the Astana economic forum. During the meeting the sides discussed separate issues of digitalization and the development prospects of the cryptocurrency.
«Nursultan Nazarbayev believes that cryptocurrencies arose from the dominance in the world of one currency. The head of state stressed that Kazakhstan in the calculations, along with national uses and other currencies», — said the press service.
The same opinion is shared by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who earlier in may said that the monopoly of the dollar is precarious and dangerous for many countries, it is therefore necessary to decouple the Russian economy from the dollar. In the foreign trade transactions of Russia and Kazakhstan national currency actively used.
Steve Wozniak, in turn, thanked the Kazakh President for the opportunity to participate in the forum and share your opinion on certain global challenges. «If you look at the history of money, we will see that they have never been universal, unlike, for example, from a wireless connection. The cryptocurrency has a lot of advantages over conventional money. They are not controlled, do not hold back on development and a universal and globally,» he said.
In addition, in his speech at the forum, Nursultan Nazarbayev proposed to develop common rules for the regulation of cryptocurrencies in the UN – as it is «the only body that was chosen for all of human society to solve a very serious problem.»