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Potanin Forges Ahead on Tokens for Metals and Air Tickets

  • Russia’s central bank approved tycoon’s blockchain platform
  • Platform is also expected to start in U.S. and Switzerland
Vladimir Potanin
Vladimir Potanin
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Russians may soon be able to use digital tokens to buy metals, book air tickets and transfer ski passes from Vladimir Potanin’s businesses after the billionaire got the go-ahead for his blockchain platform.

Potanin has long signaled plans to start crypto tokens for metals, but can now expand the project to the consumer side of his empire after getting central bank approval last week. The aim of the platform is to speed up transactions and reduce paperwork and interaction between customers and companies.