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Bitcoin Can’t Be Stopped By Politics – Lightning...

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...

Allen Scott | Mar 04, 2019 | 13:00
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Bitcoin’s Lightning Torch Global Transaction Hits Iran After...

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...

Esther Kim | Mar 04, 2019 | 03:00
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‘Very Sad’: Lightning Torch Creator Laments Exclusion of...

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...

Esther Kim | Feb 25, 2019 | 13:00
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Iran’s ‘Cryptocurrency’ Has All the Traits of a Classic...

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...

Christina Comben | Feb 14, 2019 | 17:00
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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...

Osato Avan-Nomayo | Jan 29, 2019 | 08:00
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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...

Georgi Georgiev | Jan 28, 2019 | 18:00
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US Gov’t Sanctions First Bitcoin Addresses

The U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has taken action against two Iranian ransomware “facilitators.” The actions include publishing the perp’s...

Melanie Kramer | Nov 29, 2018 | 00:00
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SWIFT Kicks Out Iran – One Of The 3 Cheapest Countries To Mine...

The Society For Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) has begun blocking access to international transfers for Iranian member banks as new US sanctions take effect. SWIFT...

Esther Kim | Nov 12, 2018 | 16:00
Nouriel Roubini Sounds off on Cryptocurrencies in Senate Hearing
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Nouriel Roubini Sounds off on Cryptocurrencies in Senate Hearing

Noted economist Nouriel Roubini sounded off on virtual currency and blockchain in a recent Senate hearing. The NYU professor classified cryptocurrency as a big scam and a bubble...

Kevin O’Brien | Oct 12, 2018 | 22:00
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The Next ‘Venezuela’? Bitcoin Up Over $8,400 in Iran Amid...

Bitcoin price has risen dramatically in Iran following the government’s decision to grant legal recognition to the country’s cryptocurrency mining industry. Bitcoin Premium Comes...

Osato Avan-Nomayo | Sep 07, 2018 | 14:00
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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...

Georgi Georgiev | Sep 06, 2018 | 04:00
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Iran: Central Bank Figure Hints Cryptocurrency Ban Will End In...

Iran will likely reverse its cryptocurrency ban in September, a central bank official told a conference August 26, paving the way for official regulation in the country. Regulators...

Wilma Woo | Aug 27, 2018 | 06:00

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