Browsing the "Iran" Tag

Bitcoin’s Lightning Torch Enters Iran as Payment Experiment Blazes On

| Alyssa Hertig

Bitcoin's lightning torch has made it to Iran – a milestone participants feel shows the payment network's censorship resistance.

Blockchain Startups Are Modernizing Iran’s Financial Infrastructure

| Leigh Cuen

Sources in Iran say the country's financial sector is taking clear steps toward a state-backed token economy.

Gold-Backed Cryptocurrency Launched by Iranian Banks: Report

| Yogita Khatri

Four Iranian banks have reportedly teamed up with a blockchain startup to launch a gold-backed cryptocurrency called “PayMon.”

Iran Could Ban Bitcoin for Payments, Central Bank Report Suggests

| Leigh Cuen and Stan Higgins

The Iranian central bank has drafted a new report outlining cryptocurrency regulations in the country.

US Lawmakers Seek Sanctions Against Iran’s Cryptocurrency Efforts

| Zack Seward

A bill introduced this week in Congress takes a hard line on Iran's efforts to develop its own sovereign cryptocurrency.

Iranian Official Says Blockchain Could Deliver Economic Boost

| Daniel Palmer

An Iranian official has reportedly said that integrating blockchain could bring a tech-based boost to the country's economy.

Cheap Power Is Luring Battered Bitcoin Miners to Iran

| Wolfie Zhao

Some crypto miners are looking to Iran for its low-cost power – but the path to setting up shop in the country is anything but simple.

Bitcoin Trader on US Sanctions Blacklist Says He’s Innocent

| Leigh Cuen

An Iranian bitcoin trader added to the U.S. Treasury's OFAC sanctions list last week claims he’s been wrongfully blacklisted.

Get Ready for Crypto Sanctions Enforcement

| Beau Barnes and Jake Chervinsky

Recent OFAC actions are just the first step in crypto sanctions enforcement, write attorneys Beau Barnes and Jake Chervinsky.

Iranian Bitcoin Users Are Already Being Affected By New US Sanctions

| Leigh Cuen

New sanctions from the US government are driving Iranian bitcoin users to pursue more secure and private wallet solutions.