Iran’s ‘Cryptocurrency’ Has All the Traits of a Classic Sh*tcoin

Last month, Iran lifted its ban on Bitcoin to make way for its ‘crypto rial’. Now Iranian authorities have launched PayMon cryptocurrency supposedly backed by national gold reserves. Except, it’s not really cryptocurrency after all since there’s nothing peer-to-peer about it and you still need to trust an intermediary (i.e. the Iranian government). PayMon Has […]

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Iran Recognizes Cryptocurrency Mining as Industry

Iran has purportedly accepted cryptocurrency mining as an official industry. According to a high-ranking official, all related institutions have already agreed on it. A Breath of Fresh Air Iran has historically been fairly controversial in its stance towards cryptocurrencies. As Bitcoinist reported in April, the country banned banks from touching Bitcoin as well as other cryptocurrencies. […]

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