Suleimenov disclosed that, as of now, four banks are actively participating in the pilot mode, having conducted tens of thousands of transactions in December of the previous year. This initial phase serves to accumulate experience, identify challenges, and rectify errors, ultimately facilitating a smooth transition from the pilot to the production mode of the digital tenge.
Addressing the financial aspect of the project, Suleimenov clarified that no dedicated funds have been allocated for the digital tenge implementation. Instead, the National Payment Corporation, responsible for payment system matters, is involved. Financed by the National Bank and utilizing its own tariffs, the organization operates within its commercial activities, with no additional funds earmarked specifically for the introduction of the digital tenge.