EghtesadOnline: A group of Iranian cryptocurrency activists and business owners have called on the Central Bank of Iran to refrain from taking hasty measures for regulating blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.
EghtesadOnline: The Central Bank of Iran unveiled a draft of its cryptocurrency policy late on Monday, calling on experts and stakeholders in the area of virtual currencies to comment and send their views on the policy.
EghtesadOnline: Iranian sources say that some of them are no longer able to access the cryptocurrency swap platform ShapeShift, even when using virtual private networks (VPNs). As such, the sanctions appear to be already impacting Iranians who want to make lawful use of cryptocurrencies.
EghtesadOnline: Key entities in Iran's government are preparing to officially endorse the import of hardware required to mine cryptocurrency in complementary efforts aimed at backing crypto mining to help an economy under heavy pressure.
EghtesadOnline: The Iranian government has recognized cryptocurrency mining as a lawful activity as part of its effort to introduce a national cryptocurrency, which move saw Bitcoin’s price briefly spike to record levels on local exchanges.
EghtesadOnline: The research arm of Iran’s Parliament has dedicated its latest analytical study to virtual currencies, once again calling for calculated and well-assessed regulations to employ them in the economic cycle of the country.
EghtesadOnline: Top officials from the Information and Communications Technology Ministry and the Central Bank of Iran are to meet in the coming days to discuss plans to introduce a cryptocurrency.
EghtesadOnline: A conservative figure, who in the past voiced pessimism toward cryptocurrencies, has admitted that the decentralized phenomenon will “probably” be legalized in Iran in the foreseeable future.
EghtesadOnline: The research arm of Iran's Parliament has conducted a study on cryptocurrencies, advising a host of decision-making bodies to join forces and employ the potentials of digital money and blockchain technologies through constructive regulations to foster the economy and circumvent US sanctions.
EghtesadOnline: The tumble in cryptocurrencies that erased nearly $500 billion of market value over the past month could get a lot worse, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s global head of investment research.