Iranian Lawmakers Oppose Crypto Restrictions, Call for Supportive Regulations

Iranian Lawmakers Oppose Crypto Restrictions, Call For Supportive RegulationsMembers of the Iranian parliament, the Majlis, have voiced concerns over Tehran’s restrictive policies towards innovations such as cryptocurrencies. Following the release of a study recommending a new approach towards the crypto industry, the lawmakers have called for the adoption of friendlier regulations. Iranian MPs Urge for Change in Crypto Policies After Research Some parliamentarians […]

Iran Shuts Down More Illegal Crypto Farms, Bringing Total to Over 5,300

Iran Shuts Down More Illegal Crypto Farms, Bringing Total to Over 5,300Authorities in Iran are continuing their crackdown on unauthorized cryptocurrency mining as electricity demand remains high. The country’s power utility company has so far closed down more than 5,300 illegal mining facilities, seizing an enormous amount of coin-minting machines. Power Utility Confiscates More Than 216,000 Mining Units From Unlicensed Miners in Iran Preventing blackouts remains […]

Iranian Ministry of Industries Denies Power Shortages Are Caused by Illegal Crypto Miners

Iranian Ministry of Industries Denies Power Shortages Are Caused By Illegal Crypto MinersIran’s Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade has rejected claims blaming illegal cryptocurrency miners for the continuing electricity shortages in the country. The department believes the state-run utility company, Tavanir, has overestimated their role in the power deficit. Illegal Miners Burn Less Energy Than Tavanir Estimates, Ministry of Industries Says An official from the Iranian […]

Iranian Ministry of Industries Denies Power Shortages Are Caused by Illegal Crypto Miners

Iranian Ministry of Industries Denies Power Shortages Are Caused By Illegal Crypto MinersIran’s Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade has rejected claims blaming illegal cryptocurrency miners for the continuing electricity shortages in the country. The department believes the state-run utility company, Tavanir, has overestimated their role in the power deficit. Illegal Miners Burn Less Energy Than Tavanir Estimates, Ministry of Industries Says An official from the Iranian […]

Central Bank of Iran Should Regulate Cryptocurrencies, Securities Watchdog Says

Central Bank of Iran Should Regulate Cryptocurrencies, Securities Watchdog SaysWith bitcoin mining being a regulated activity in Iran, the head of the country’s securities and exchange regulator believes the central bank has to turn its attention to cryptocurrencies. The regulator is ready to consider accommodating crypto trade when digital assets are regulated. Capital Market Regulator to Look Into Crypto Trading if Central Bank Regulates […]

Iranian Tax Authority Urges Regulators to Legalize Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Iranian Tax Authority Urges Regulators to Legalize Cryptocurrency ExchangesThe Iranian National Tax Administration (INTA) has put forward a proposal to tax digital asset exchanges operating in the country. The authority calls for the legalization of their activities, fearing restrictions could negatively affect tax collection. Tax Agency Wants to Obtain User Data From Authorized Exchanges Seeing an opportunity to use exchange transactions as a […]

Cryptocurrency Swap Not Banned in Iran, President’s Legal Team Says

Cryptocurrency Swap Not Banned in Iran, President’s Legal Team SaysCurrent regulations do not prohibit the swapping of digital currencies, according to the Iranian Vice Presidency for Legal Affairs. The department has stated its position in correspondence with an ICT industry association which wanted to know what rules apply to cryptocurrency exchange, local media reported. Converting a Cryptocurrency Into Another Is Not Against Iranian Law […]

Cryptocurrency Swap Not Banned in Iran, President’s Legal Team Says

Cryptocurrency Swap Not Banned in Iran, President’s Legal Team SaysCurrent regulations do not prohibit the swapping of digital currencies, according to the Iranian Vice Presidency for Legal Affairs. The department has stated its position in correspondence with an ICT industry association which wanted to know what rules apply to cryptocurrency exchange, local media reported. Converting a Cryptocurrency Into Another Is Not Against Iranian Law […]

Iran Raises Alarm Over Potential Influx of Miners From China

Iran Raises Alarm Over Potential Influx of Miners From ChinaWith the government in Beijing cracking down on their operations, Chinese miners have been on the lookout for other jurisdictions. Providing low-cost energy, Iran has emerged as a prospective destination. However, the country’s state-owned power utility has expressed concerns over a possible influx of miners and illegal imports of mining hardware from China. Tavanir Warns […]

New Bill to Ban Crypto Payments in Iran, Support Mining and Regulate Exchange

New Bill to Ban Crypto Payments in Iran, Support Mining and Regulate ExchangeUrged by the growing popularity of cryptocurrencies, Iranian lawmakers have prepared new legislation to introduce comprehensive rules for the expanding industry. While the bill effectively bans crypto payments in the country, it aims to support cryptocurrency mining and regulate the exchange market. Draft Law Prohibits Crypto Payments in Islamic Republic Members of the Islamic Consultative […]