OREANDA-NEWS The launch ceremony of the digital tenge (CT) was held in Kazakhstan as part of the XI Congress of Financiers of Kazakhstan. The Chairman of the National Payment Corporation Binur Zhalenov conducted the first transaction of the Central Bank.

"I would like to note that this implementation is the world's first debit payment card linked to an account in the digital currency of the central bank," Zhalenov said at the ceremony.

According to him, Kazakhstan "has built a technology that integrates existing payment cards with the digital tenge platform, which allows you to pay in digital tenge anywhere in the world, wherever you are, using ApplePay, SamsungPay and other devices." Zhalenkov said that in 2024 Kazakhstan expects "a large-scale development of the platform" together with partners of the republic, participants of the financial market."