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Iran to Start Testing a Digital Rial This Week
The country's central bank published a draft document outlining goals and opportunities for a digital currency in August.
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US Treasury Blacklists Several More Bitcoin Addresses Allegedly Tied to Iran Ransomware Attacks
The sanctions watchdog agency added several bitcoin addresses allegedly used in ransomware attacks to its blacklist.
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Crypto Payments Implicated in Alleged Bolton Assassination Plot, US DOJ Says
A member of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard planned retribution against the former National Security Advisor, according to court documents.
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Iran Places First Crypto-Funded Import Order, Worth $10M: Report
The government amended the country's digital assets laws two years ago to allow locally mined crypto for imports payments.
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Crypto News Roundup for July 12, 2022
With bitcoin dipping below $20K plus a look at decentralization's limits in sanctioned nations like Iran, CoinDesk’s “Markets Daily” is back with the latest news roundup.
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Decentralization's Failed Promise in Iran
While exchanges are abiding by fiat’s monetary rules in countries like Iran, it is dishonest to call bitcoin decentralized money, says a journalist based in that country.
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Buyer of ‘Jack Dorsey Tweet’ NFT Is Out of Prison and Under Fire From Investors
Sina Estavi says he’s trying to make it right with holders of BRG, the token that crashed after his arrest in Iran last year. Investors have their doubts.
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OpenSea Bars Iranian Users as US Sanctions Talk Ramps Up
Twitter users complained about their accounts being deactivated without notice.
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Ransomware Payments Are Getting Bigger as Hackers Shift Focus to Larger Targets: Chainalysis
New research from blockchain surveillance firm Chainalysis shows that ransomware gangs are getting more sophisticated.
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Iran Banning Crypto Mining Until March 6 to Save Power: Report
It’s the second time this year Iran has taken such measures to reduce the strain on the country’s power grid.
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