Iran

Iran’s Crypto Regulations: What’s Happening Behind Closed Doors

Under pressure for being months behind schedule, the Central Bank of Iran finally published a draft framework on the legality…

PwC: Bitcoin Ransomware Hackers Laundered Money via WEX Exchange

Big Four consulting and auditing company PwC has linked Iranian nationals behind Bitcoin (BTC) ransomware scheme SamSam to the crypto…

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

Bitcoin’s “lightning torch,” an ongoing experiment meant to test and showcase the next-generation payments technology now in beta, has officially…

P2P Markets Report: Iranian Localbitcoins Volume Gains 190% in a Week

The peer-to-peer (P2P) markets have seen a dramatic increase in Iranian and Indonesian trade activity, with both markets posting triple-digit…

Lightning Network: Cool Enough for Twitter Jack and Fidelity But Not Iran

On Feb. 22, bitcoiners rejoiced when the financial banking giant Fidelity was handed the ‘Lightning torch’ as the Lightning Network’s…

Ongoing Economic Crises in Venezuela and Beyond Show That the Idea of Bitcoin as a Store of Value Is Increasingly Catching On

Just when it seemed like the economic and political situation in Venezuela couldn't get much worse, it has. Back in…

Iran’s Government Is Using Crypto Startups as Part of Its Blockchain Embrace

Iran’s central bank is working with a pair of blockchain startups that are developing what could be the groundwork for…

Iran: Still Waiting for the Blockchain Revolution

From Jan. 29 to 30, Tehran hosted the eighth annual conference on Electronic Banking and Payment Systems, which was promoted…

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