The event, which was held at G. V. Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, was attended by representatives of federal and regional authorities, scientific community, major banking institutions, corporations, international partners and experts of the CCI from 16 subjects of the Russian Federation.
In his opening speech German Klimenko noted that the draft law proposed by the Russian Association of cryptocurrency and blockchain together with the CCI of the Russian Federation is based on the opinions and proposals on the development of the crypto industry, which were expressed by representatives of federal authorities and the business community. Alternative draft laws submitted by the Ministry of Finance and other agencies caused controversy among experts.
One of the important questions that need to be answered is: should mining of cryptocurrencies be legalized as a type of entrepreneurial activity? The issue is debatable, and before the final draft law is submitted to the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, it is necessary to listen to all the positions and make the best decision, German Klimenko concluded.
The Vice-President of the CCI Maxim Fateev elaborated on the draft Federal law ”On digital financial assets“ submitted by the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation and made a number of comments and suggestions, in particular, proposed to introduce taxation of mining of cryptocurrencies on the basis of a patent.
Presentations were also made by the Internet ombudsman Dmitry Marinichev, Chairman of the CCI Committee on financial markets and credit institutions Vladimir Gamza, Director of the Russian Association of cryptocurrency and blockchain Arseny Scheltsin and others.