The head and co-founder of Kaspersky Lab does not expect a quick large-scale implementation of cryptocurrencies in the world. According to him, if any mass adoption is to come, it will happen not earlier than 100 years from now.

Waiting for the world government

Evgeny Kaspersky, a Russian programmer and one of the world's leading information security experts, revealed his vision of the future of cryptocurrencies, speaking in an interview with the Arabian Business newspaper.

“Cryptocurrencies are a great idea, but the world is not ready for them yet. The world must be united if we want to have encrypted currencies. At the moment, governments will want to control them.”

Currently, Kaspersky does not see opportunities for bitcoin to destroy the existing financial system.

"Today’s digital currencies, such as Bitcoin, cannot replace the current financial system, but some of the ideas and techniques on which these currencies are based can be used in the future currency with little modification, leveraging blockchain technology."

According to Kaspersky, in the future, currencies will be rather digital than paper. He suggested that in the next century the world could be united under a single government that rule all the planet. In this case, there will be more prerequisites for the emergence of a single digital currency.

“I believe that in the future, perhaps in 100 years’ time, all the world’s governments will be one government. States will unite under the (Government of the Earth) and only then we will have one currency. Some other currencies may be available, but on a global scale the currency will be unified,” said Kaspersky.

Blockchain will change the world

In early 2018, the vice-president of Kaspersky Lab, Anton Shingarev, said that the blockchain is an amazing technology that will change the future.

“I'm a big fan of blockchain. I think this is a great, amazing, wonderful technology that will change the future. We have an internal startup in the company that is based on blockchain. This is a system for online voting, we launched it last year. I believe that blockchain will change the Internet in many ways,” said Shingarev.

Answering the question about the prospects of the blockchain-based platform Telegram Open Network, Shingarev said that "the more projects based on the blockchain, the better."