Alexander Filatov, TON Labs: “All of the countries will have their own CBDC in five years”
Alexander Filatov, TON Labs: “All of the countries will have their own CBDC in five years”
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Alexander Filatov, TON Labs: “All of the countries will have their own CBDC in five years”

By Amelia Tomasicchio - 26 Aug 2020

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Blockspeak interviewed Alexander Filatov, managing partner at TON Labs, an international ecosystem developer for the Telegram Open Network blockchain platform. 

TON Labs has the credit of developing and deploying a comprehensive TON OS (operating system).

In this insightful chat with the host Monty Munford, Filatov talked about Central Bank Digital currencies and crypto in general, his views on Bitcoin and he also gave insights about the Free TON project. 

CBDCs and the Crypto Market 

“I believe that in a maximum of five years all of the countries will have Central Bank Digital Currencies, the so-called CBDCs.” 

According to Filatov’s projection, in about five years from now, we will be living in a world where digital transactions backed by a distributed ledger system will be a mainstream thing and all of our transactions will be printed on a network far better than conventional financial systems. 

The adoption of distributed ledger systems is imminent as Central banks across the world are considering sovereign digital currencies. Economic experts are excited about this implementation of new technology as the central bank digital currency will have the ability to serve as a practically costless medium of exchange, a secure store of value, and a stable unit of account.

“There may be two versions of CBDCs, one will be linked to their fiat versions and the other will be completely independent…as an experiment”.

Filatov also believes that many governments around the world may launch their CBDC as an experiment, to assess its impact on the economy, the monetary system of the country and its overall global performance. Filatov also gave the example of Venezuela to explain his statement. 

Effect on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies 

What will be the effect of CBDCs on Bitcoin and Ethereum, Blockspeak asked Alexander:

“I think they will all co-exist. There will be free classes – there will be few CBDCs from Central Banks, there will be country stablecoins linked against gold reserves…. There will be independent decentralised chains like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Free TON”. 

The coming future is uncertain as to what the regulations will be regarding independent decentralized chains like Bitcoin. But experts like Filatov believe in coexistence and are vouching for a future where we will be able to use the currency of our choice. 

About TON Labs

TON Labs is a core infrastructure and ecosystem developer for TON (Telegram Open Network). Its secure and accessible TON.Dev and TON. Space environments will deliver a TON full node implementation, a versatile toolchain and a cutting-edge SDK, as well as novel ways users interact with fintech services. It will enable the developer community to create, deploy, distribute and manage TON chains for consumer and enterprise applications.

Amelia Tomasicchio
Amelia Tomasicchio

As expert in digital marketing, Amelia began working in the fintech sector in 2014 after writing her thesis on Bitcoin technology. Previously author for Cointelegraph and CMO at Eido. She is now the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Cryptonomist.

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