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.
An Iranian e-commerce site selling handmade shoes accepts only bitcoin, attempting to avoid stringent trade restrictions.
Citizens of Iran now have their own bitcoin market website, CoinAva, to buy and sell bitcoins.
Let's look at five countries where citizens might have more than the usual reasons to adopt Bitcoin.