On April 21-22, Moscow hosted the sixth international forum Blockchain Life 2021, dedicated to blockchain, cryptocurrencies and mining. The event brought together 5,067 participants at one site.
The guests of the forum learned about the features of the DeFi and NFT trends, the secrets of effective trading, the prospects for mining, new cases on the implementation of blockchain in business and other topical issues of the industry. The head of the Sberbank blockchain laboratory, Oleg Abdrashitov, said that Sberbank has an idea to develop a single blockchain-based platform on which tokens of different banks can circulate – the tokenized money of bank customers.
The bank’s client money is the bank’s obligation to return this money to the client. The transfer of tokens will mean a change in the attribute of the obliged person, that is, a change in information about whose obligation to return funds to the client is embodied by the token. The token of one bank cannot be directly exchanged for the token of another bank; it will be possible to do this only through the digital ruble. Such a system can be a mirror of the current settlement system, but in tokens.
Konstantin Klimenko, director of products at the Sberbank blockchain laboratory, said that Sberbank “has created a convenient constructor for smart contracts, available to developers, so that they make services even better on mutually beneficial terms.”
Alexey Minaev, Deputy Director of the Digital Economy Development Department of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, shared his vision of cryptocurrency regulation in Russia. According to him, digital currencies are an objective reality. Money is in this area, and the state should regulate the industry, perhaps strengthen its supervision, but not prohibit it.
The current federal law “On digital financial assets” is a compromise between the positions of various government agencies and the Central Bank. It is necessary to continue the dialogue, which should result in the adoption of a federal law on digital currencies.
An interesting panel discussion took place in the section “Features of effective mining. Actual Ways to Maximize Profits ”. TerraCrypto founder Nikita Vasev noted that “large companies, mainly from the USA and Canada, are actively entering the mining business. There may not be room for small players in the market in 2022, or small companies will become larger. ”
Khamraev, director of business development for Bitmain in the CIS, announced the new Bitcoin miners Antminer s19 95th and Ethereum Antminer e9 from Bitmain and spoke about the terms of their supply – from 3,600 miners per year. He noted that he expects the situation of a shortage of mining equipment and related goods and services to continue in the coming years.