Iran Goes Crypto

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In what is probably an inevitable response to being cut off from the SWIFT bank transfer network by renewed sanctions imposed by the Trump regime, the Islamic Republic of Iran (henceforth IRI) has chosen to investigate closely the opportunities inherent in blockchain.

According to an article published by PressTV --
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/01/30/587206/Iran-blockchain-cryptocurrency-Bitcoin-US-sanctions
-- the Central Bank of Iran has contracted an Iranian firm called Informatics Services Corporation to "gather information on blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies and establish a research lab".

Adapt, Survive, Evolve

The IRI has been under an increasing state of economic siege since the Trump regime, which currently controls the US government despite multiple questions regarding its legitimacy, unilaterally withdrew from the 2015 JCPOA agreement and reimposed the sanctions against the IRI which were loudly demanded by the powerful Zionist lobby.

Up to this point, Iranian authorities have been very cautiously skeptical about cryptocurrencies. This announcement therefore represents a major change of course, given that it is obviously approved by the highest levels of IRI government, as shown in this quote from the article -

Head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali has said cryptocurrencies present “great opportunities” for the country to bypass certain sanctions through untraceable banking operations.

But of course there's always pushback from the bankers' mafia -

Nevertheless, the US government is warning digital marketplaces that buy and sell Bitcoin and companies that sell computers used to process Bitcoin transactions to avoid providing services to Iranians, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

Global exchanges Binance and Bittrex have reportedly unofficially dropped Iran from the list of supported countries to receive services.

Conclusion

This development shows the futility of sanctions. The IRI has suffered under sanctions by the USA and the International Zionist Mafia which controls the US government since the revolution of 1979, yet Iran has remained unbent and unbroken, adapting and surviving at every turn. This latest step by the IRI was, as I said at the beginning, probably an inevitable response to the grossly dishonorable manner in which the Trump regime withdrew the USA from the UN-sponsored JCPOA agreement, an agreement which had been hailed by the whole world as a great stroke of diplomacy.

(The picture at the top of this post is from the article in PressTV linked above. All direct quotes are in italics - the rest of this post is my own original work)

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Dear @redpossum

Interesting choice of topic. I wonder what made you chose that particular topic. Seriously very unusual.

Do you follow events in Iran? In my humble opinion, this country can blow up if it will be even more destablizied by foriegn governments.

I really wonder how current events will play out ... interesting times we're living in.

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Well, Piotr, I'm curious why you would think that Iran is an unusual topic.

And Iran is not at all unstable, in fact very much the opposite. What is happening is that the US unilateral pullout of the JCPOA has weakened the moderates somewhat. They had invested considerable political capital in pursuing and signing the JCPOA, and making the concessions that were required of Iran by that agreement. Now with the agreement seemingly falling apart because of this shameless breach of faith by Trump, it lends credence to the hardliners' argument that agreements with the West are a waste of time, because they will not be kept.

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Dear @redpossum

I'm curious why you would think that Iran is an unusual topic.

Simply because hardly anyone else cover this topic. It hard to hear or read any valid news about Iran.

And Iran is not at all unstable, in fact very much the opposite

Are you very sure? I got to know lately someone who lives there and I was told, that their political structures are hardly existing and that majority of people feel abandon by their authorities. Apparently many important figures already fled the country and many are wondering if Iran will turn into another war zone.

I wonder how things really are.

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Yours
Piotr

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"their political structures are hardly existing and that majority of people feel abandon by their authorities. Apparently many important figures already fled the country and many are wondering if Iran will turn into another war zone."

It sounds to me as if you are confusing Iran with Iraq. The things you're saying bear no resemblance at all to what's going on in Iran. Either that or someone is jerking your chain :)

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Dear @redpossum

It sounds to me as if you are confusing Iran with Iraq.

I had exactly the same impression. The thing is that I got to know this person from Iran who blogged about blockchain and only once I asked him (via DM) about situation in Iran he told me how apparently leaders are running away and country is apparently "blind".

And this person sounded very depressed and down for those several days we had a "pleasure" to "know" each other.

To tell you the truth I have no idea how is it there. I only know that it's not wise to trust mass media to much.

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