Consideration by the State Duma of the draft law on mining was postponed to next year due to the need for additional approvals, RBC writes with reference to Anatoly Aksakov, head of the State Duma committee on the financial market.

The bill on mining was submitted to the State Duma on November 17. At the end of November, it was considered by the legal department of the House of Parliament, which did not approve it. The lawyers compiled a list of comments and indicated that the draft law should be sent to the Bank of Russia to obtain its opinion.

On December 14, the State Duma Committee on the Financial Market again considered the document and proposed to adopt it in the first reading before the end of the autumn session. But now the bill has been postponed to next year.

The document, approved by the Central Bank, provides for options for the implementation of cryptocurrency, one of which involves its sale in Russia under the experimental legal regime (EPR). The conditions and rules for mining within the framework of the EPR should be spelled out in another bill, which was also supposed to be submitted to the State Duma this year. According to Aksakov, additional approvals are also required for this document.