In an interview with the Parliamentary Newspaper, Aksakov stressed that work continues at an accelerated pace and a draft law on mining regulation may be released as early as the first half of this year.
"I hope that we will regulate this issue in the spring session. More specific information is likely to be available in February. The topic is relevant. After all, mining exists, cryptocurrency exists, many businesses use them, so it is necessary to regulate this type of activity," the deputy noted.
Also, according to Aksakov, the launch of the digital ruble remains an important issue. Earlier, the head of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation said that negotiations are underway on the use of the national digital currency in international payments. However, now the legislation of the Russian Federation prohibits such use of the digital ruble. However, work is underway in this direction as well:
"I believe that in the near future we will prescribe a norm that will allow digital financial assets to be used for international settlements. Today, the CFA cannot be used as a means of payment, as a tool for settlements. We still want to provide such an opportunity for international settlements. And I believe that in February the relevant amendments will be submitted to the State Duma, and we will try to pass a law on these instruments as soon as possible. We hope that our companies will be able to use them in their activities."