According to Tass, Yuriy Trutnev, Deputy Prime Minister and Plenipotentiary of the Russian President in the Far East said that the online system “Voskhod”, created to attract private investment in the projects of the Far East, was the first platform in Russia which received a permit to trade with cryptocurrencies from the Bank of Russia.
“We are considering the possibility of creating a platform for trading with cryptocurrencies. The Central Bank has supported us. The system “Voskhod” was the first platform in the country that received the right to work with cryptocurrencies,” he said.
Yuriy Trutnev also added that surplus electricity in the regions can be effectively used for mining cryptocurrency.
“There are regions where there is an overabundance of energy – both here and in Siberia. And there is still no way to distribute this surplus to other regions, so it is possible to create companies that will dispose of unconnected volumes of electricity, and people will be able to earn on this,” the vice-premier concluded.
Earlier, Trutnev had already stated that in the Far Eastern regions of Russia, there is work on projects to create mining centers and crypto-exchange exchanges.