The Central Bank of Iran is the latest national bank to sound the alarm on the cryptocurrencies, fearing of its misuse in money laundering and fraud.
Iran's president has spoken out against aired plans to ban Telegram's messaging app over fears its new token may undermine the national currency.
The latest awkward use case for cryptocurrency is funding rogue states led by egotistical dictators. The world may just have to live with this.
Iran's central bank is developing a cryptocurrency, though it has no plans to embrace bitcoin.
The secretary of Iran's High Council of Cyberspace has said the agency "welcomes" bitcoin, with the caveat that there must be regulation.
A deputy director from the Central Bank of Iran is reviewing the country's cryptocurrency policy amid a wider fintech push.
Sweden has opened a route for unbanked startups to incorporate with bitcoin accounts, and boosted investments in Iran at the same time.
The payments processor examined bitcoin and weighed its potential impact on the world's payment network.
In this regulation roundup, Jason Tyra examines the most significant news from the world's regulators and law courts.
Fars News Agency has suggested that the Iranian government is looking to act quickly to regulate bitcoin.