Iran News

Iran — also known as Persia or, officially, the Islamic Republic of Iran — is a sovereign state in Western Asia. Iran is one of the richest Asian countries, as it is the 18th economy by the volume of national production. In 2017, Bitcoin in Iran was considered as an alternative currency because the government wanted to ban U.S. dollars after the U.S. had imposed a ban on entry for seven Arabic states, including Iran. However, according to Iran’s Bitcoin regulation which were issued in 2017, work with cryptocurrency is prohibited for all financial establishments and exchanges. According to Iran’s central bank, cryptocurrency is used for the financing of terrorism, money laundering and making transactions between the criminals.

As many as 42 million people in Iran purportedly used unofficial Telegram apps due to the messenger’s ban in the country only to have their data leaked.
Unofficial Iranian Telegram Applications Leak Data of 42M Users
Helen Partz
Top Irananian General Saeed Muhammad has called for his country to bypass US sanctions using cryptocurrency.
Iranian General Calls for use of Crypto to Evade Sanctions
Turner Wright
Iran’s Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade has issued 1,000 cryptocurrency mining licenses since the introduction of the certification regime.
Iranian Authorities Have Issued 1,000 Licenses for Cryptocurrency Mining
Adrian Zmudzinski
With international conflict and recession looming on the horizon, is Bitcoin a safe haven for your money?
Is Bitcoin a Safe Haven for Your Money?
Jackson Dumont
Are cryptocurrency mining operations moving from Iran to Central Asia in pursuit of stable cheap energy grids?
Is Central Asia the New Safe Haven for Crypto Mining Amid Iran-US Crisis?
Ana Alexandre
A different view of cryptocurrencies post-crisis? ‘‘It was quite profound to see Bitcoin acting as a clear safe haven.”
Crypto Community Eyes US–Iran Crisis As Tensions Flare
Andrew Singer
Hodler’s Digest
Bitcoin is on the brink of breaking a seven-month downtrend, and the president of the ECB is pushing for a central bank digital currency.
Bitcoin Breakout Hopes, Telegram Trial, Binance Donation: Hodler’s Digest, Jan. 6–12
Thomas Simms
As tensions between Iran and the U.S. continue to escalate, more and more Iranians seem to be turning toward crypto and BTC.
Bitcoin Is Becoming More Valuable to Iranians Amid Tensions With US
Shiraz Jagati

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