Abolhassan Firouzabadi, the Secretary of Iran Council of Cyberspace, told IBENA that developing the utilization of cryptocurrency is conceived to smoothen exchange amongst Tehran and its accomplices, particularly in the wake of renewed US sanctions.
Firouzabadi focused on that mining of cryptocurrency like bitcoin had “been acknowledged as an industry in the government and all related organisation…” These incorporate the government’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Central Bank, Ministry of Industry, Mining and Trade, Ministry of Energy, and Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance.
“But the last strategy for legislating it (crypto mining) hasn’t been announced yet,” said IBENA.
Iran is the world’s third-biggest oil maker inside OPEC after Saudi Arabia and Iraq. Further, the Middle East nations are planning to use on cryptographic money to make up for the expected squeeze in petrodollars.
Iran won’t be the first nation to attempt and utilize cryptocurrency to flatten the impact of financial approvals. Venezuela in February issued its very own cryptocurrency called the petro, which is claimed to be upheld by oil. However, the petro seems to have kept running into trouble. Ongoing media reports recommend that the money has discovered no takers, and the oil that was intended to back it up on a balanced premise with each barrel simply isn’t there. The US has reacted by banning its citizens from putting assets into the petro.
In late August, Iran’s National Cyberspace Center uncovered that the draft of the state-supported cryptocurrency project is prepared, after directions from President of Iran Hassan Rouhani. The deputy Director is accountable for drafting regulations for Iran’s Supreme Cyberspace Council asserted that launching a national cryptocurrency is actively pursued.