Russia could legalize Bitcoin mining by 2023 – Amidst the Russia-Ukraine crisis, Russian MPs may approve a bill that will legalize Bitcoin mining in the country next year, according to a tweet by popular crypto Twitter personality Bitcoin Archive on November 18, 2022.

Bitcoin bill may go live on Jan. 1, 2023

Russia may be on its way to legalizing crypto mining as early as January 1, 2023, after the Russian government’s chief crypto legislation officer confirmed that the country’s parliament is currently considering a bill to that effect.

Speaking to local news outlets today, the head of the State Duma’s Committee on the Financial Markets, Anatoly Aksakov, disclosed that the bill would be read in parliament in December 2022 and will be debated by MPs who have rejected similar proposals in the past.

The most recent endeavor to legalize crypto mining earlier this year was knocked back after the MPs voted it down. Critics of that bill claimed it had been rushed and had too many loopholes.

Aksakov stated that the bill would be shown today to MPs in the chamber. Votes are likely to be scheduled in the coming weeks.

He was confident that this proposal would be successful since it had been carefully prepared and vetted by the crypto regulations committee.

According to local media, one of the major proposals in the bill was allowing companies to carry out crypto mining operations on Russian soil as long as they do not trade the coins they mined in the country.

The new bill makes provisions for crypto mining pools

The bill is rumored to make provision for creating government-regulated mining pools of approved “individual” and “industrial miners.