With an rising crypto mining trade, the authorities considers making a pivot towards cryptocurrencies and different associated applied sciences
Askar Zhumagaliyev, the Kazakh Minister of Digital Development, Innovation, and the Aerospace Industry, has revealed that the nation is hoping to draw 300 billion KZT (round $738.4 million USD) in investments from cryptocurrency and digital mining companies in the subsequent three years.
This was an element of Zhumagaliyev’s speech to the June 11 plenary session of the Senate — the higher home of Kazakh’s Parliament.
The deputies mentioned a draft regulation for the regulation of digital applied sciences, which was forwarded to the parliament early this month. The draft regulation explicitly bans the challenge and circulation of unsecured digital belongings, with the key exception being “except as otherwise provided by law.”
In addition, the draft regulation doesn’t ban digital mining because it doesn’t think about it entrepreneurial exercise.
Zhumagaliyev, addressing the deputies, defined that digital mining had turn into accessible to many crypto lovers in Kazakhstan and famous the vital potential in the trade. Most crypto mining farms have been set up throughout the nation: in the north, in the Pavlodar and East Kazakhstan areas, and in Uralsk.
“According to the report that we have prepared with international experts, we expect another 300 billion tenge (US$738.4 million) in the next three years as digital investments and in general, the further development of digital mining,” he mentioned.
”I want to observe that there are 14 such digital farms in Kazakhstan and they’re constructed close to power sources that may connect with them. They have already introduced 82 billion tenges ($201.7 million USD) of investments in the nation.” he defined additional.
According to the Senate press service, the draft regulation can be meant to ascertain an authorised physique to be in cost of private information safety. This physique’s most important capabilities would contain the “regulation of public relations related to the use of digital technologies and the creation of conditions to implement projects in information and communication technologies, as well as establishing the legal basis for the creation and functioning of a national video monitoring system.”
However, this draft regulation stipulates that blockchain applied sciences might be taxed beneath current legal guidelines and won’t have new rules drafted to accommodate them.
The Senate has adopted the doc and it’s now ready for approval from the Kazakh President.