Iran Formally Allows Bitcoin Mining Despite Trading Ban

Iran will adopt a strangely paradoxical stance on Bitcoin as it legalizes mining while maintaining a ban on trading.  Central Bank: Bitcoin Mining ‘Should Be Done’ According to local media outlet Press-TV and others, Iran’s central bank plans to allow cryptocurrency mining some legal freedom following an uncertain few months.  As Iran battles increased US […]

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As Trump Threatens the ‘End of Iran’ Its People Flock to Bitcoin

Thanks to Trump, Iran is between a rock and a hard place. As US sanctions squeeze the country tighter, inflation rises, and war drums echo in the distance, its people are flocking to Bitcoin. Storm Clouds Are Gathering Over Iran Powered by an erratic, unpredictable man egged on by extremist advisors, this US administration is […]

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Bitcoin Can’t Be Stopped By Politics – Lightning ‘Torch’ Goes From Iran to Israel

The Lightning Network ‘torch’ payment has reached Israel after it was sent by an Iranian in a symbolic gesture of peace between the two nations. The historic occasion proves that Bitcoin is truly an apolitical and borderless money technology. #LNTrustChain Keeps Growing As reported previously by Bitcoinist, concerns over censorship didn’t stop the #LNTrutChain, otherwise […]

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Bitcoin’s Lightning Torch Global Transaction Hits Iran After Censorship Concerns

The Lightning Torch transaction relay using Bitcoin’ and the Lightning Network has crossed the border to Iran, days after complaints about censorship among participants. Satoshis Over Censorship Lightning Torch, which involves Bitcoin users passing around a transaction on the Lightning Network, adding funds and sending it forward, has gained significant interest since it began its […]

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‘Very Sad’: Lightning Torch Creator Laments Exclusion of Iranian Bitcoin User

The Lightning Network (LN) faced unusual censorship allegations this weekend after it emerged a participant in the Lightning Torch event refused to include a member from Iran. Sending Transaction To Iran ‘Very Difficult’ In a debacle which continues to unfold on social media, Coinex executive Ziya Sadr confirmed Peach Inc. senior software engineer Vijay Boyapati […]

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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 Lifts Bitcoin Ban to Make Way For ‘Crypto-Rial’

Iran has lifted the ban on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency as it takes another step towards its own sovereign cryptocurrency amid talks with foreign nations as potential partners. Iran Unbans Bitcoin, ICOs Today, Iran’s central bank has released an early draft of its cryptocurrency laws, lifting the previous ban on Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, digital tokens, and ICOs, […]

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Iran May Unveil State-Backed Cryptocurrency This Week

Iran is reportedly expected to announce its state-backed digital currency at the annual Electronic Banking and Payment Systems Conference which starts on January 29th. The move is an attempt to bypass US-imposed economic sanctions.  Iran-Backed Cryptocurrency Iran first announced its intentions to launch a state-backed digital currency in the summer of 2018. The move was […]

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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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