Iranian Government Proposes Annual License for Bitcoin and Crypto Miners
CoinDesk has acquired documents detailing a draft proposal for new cryptocurrency mining regulations in Iran, which sources in Tehran say is well on its way toward official approval.
New Data Gives Unprecedented Insight Into How Iranians Use Bitcoin
Out of 1,650 Iranian bitcoiners surveyed in Persian Telegram groups, 25 percent earned $500 to $3,000 a month from working with cryptocurrency, according to a survey conducted by the analytics firm Gate Trade.
Iran Crypto Devs Launch Platform for Flood Victims in Light of US Sanctions
Volunteer cryptocurrency developers in Iran have created a blockchain platform called IranRescueBit, which allows people to make charitable cryptocurrency donations to aid regions in the country in recovering from destructive flooding.
New Iranian Law: Government Will Not Recognize Crypto-Related Trade
The Iranian government has instituted a new law that does not accept crypto as legal tender or recognize domestic transactions carried out with cryptocurrencies.
Iranian Police Seize Batch of 117 Smuggled Crypto Mining Machines
Iranian provincial police have arrested an individual smuggling in cryptocurrency miningmachines, local news agency Fars News reported on July 31.
Iranian government authorizes crypto mining
In a Sunday cabinet session chaired by President Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian government authorized crypto mining as an industrial activity.
Iran Has Not Issued Any Licenses for Importing Crypto Mining Equipment
Iran’s customs administration has not issued licenses for importing digital currency mining equipment into the country due to the absence of approval from the government.
Sanctions-Hit Iran A ‘Heaven’ for Bitcoin Mining, Says Gov’t Official
Iranian authorities are wrestling with the rising number of citizens turning to Bitcoin mining and use as a means of coping with a sanctions-crippled economy.
Trading Bitcoin Is Illegal in Iran, Central Bank Official Warns
Buying and selling cryptocurrencies like bitcoin (BTC) is illegal in Iran, a senior government official declared, according to a report by local news agency Tasnim News on July 8.
Iran seizes 1,000 bitcoin mining machines using subsidized power
Iranian authorities have seized about 1,000 bitcoin mining machines in two abandoned factories, state television reported, after warnings that the activity had led to a spike in consumption of government-subsidized electricity.
LocalBitcoins Bans Bitcoin Buying in Iran in Blow to Rising Crypto Commerce
LocalBitcoins has officially shut off service for Iran-based users, a move that follows weeks of rising rial trading volumes on the platform.
Iran unveils its very first Bitcoin ATM
The Islamic Republic of Iran has unveiled its very first Bitcoin ATM at the 12th International Exhibition of Exchange, Bank, and Insurance in Tehran.
Iran Launches Gold-Backed Cryptocurrency 'PayMon'
The Islamic Republic of Iran has reportedly launched a gold-backed cryptocurrency called “PayMon” – the Persian word for covenant – in cooperation with four local banks and the Ghoghnoos Company, in a move made following international sanctions.
Iran Pitches ‘Crypto Rial’ to 8 Countries for Transactions, Avoiding US-Dollar Led Global Commerce Altogether
Sanction-hit Iran is negotiating the use of its state-backed cryptocurrency with eight foreign countries, according to a Tehran Times report.
Iran Declares Telegram Crypto Aspirations an Act Against National Security
The Iranian government has taken further steps against Telegram’s cryptocurrency development, the Tehran Times reports Dec. 31.
Iranians Still Profiting From Bitcoin Mining Despite Market Crash and US Sanctions
Iranians are turning to Bitcoin (BTC) mining due to economic difficulties caused by sanctions by the United States, International affairs think tank Atlantic Council reported Dec. 17.
UK university tells Iranian student: go home and get tuition fees in cash
Iranian university students in the UK are facing suspension from their courses because of President Trump’s newly reimposed sanctions on the country.
Iran: Science and Tech Department Official Says Blockchain Can Improve National Economy
An official at the Iranian government’s vice presidency for science and technology has said blockchain can help improve the country’s national economy. His statements were reported by English-language daily newspaper The Tehran Times on Dec. 16.
Crypto Mining Accepted as an Industry by Iranian Authorities
The Secretary of Iran's Supreme Cyberspace Council revealed that various ministries of the country’s government have accepted crypto mining as an industry, local news agency IBENA reports September 4.
Iran Plans National Cryptocurrency as New US Sanctions Loom
Iran may soon issue its own cryptocurrency as a way to bypass new economic sanctions enacted by U.S. President Donald Trump.