Iran Begins Central Bank Digital Currency ‘Crypto Rial’ Pilot Today

The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has reportedly begun a pilot for its central bank digital currency (CBDC), also known as “crypto rial.” Iran’s chamber of commerce explained that the “crypto rial has been designed in a way that is easy to track, and even if the data on the smartphones are hacked, the crypto […]

Crypto Trading, Investing Illegal in Iran, Central Bank Governor Reiterates

It is illegal to buy or sell cryptocurrency in Iran, the head of the country’s monetary authority has recently reminded citizens and businesses. The governor noted, however, that mining cryptocurrencies and using them in payments for imports is not against the law in the Islamic Republic. Top Banker Confirms Crypto Trading Still Illegal in Iran […]

Iran Aims to Roll Out Pilot Version of Crypto Rial Within 2 Months

The government in Tehran is taking steps in preparation of the launch of Iran’s new digital currency, referred to as the crypto rial. The monetary authority of the Islamic Republic hopes to initiate the pilot phase of the project within the next two months. Crypto Rial to Be Different From Cryptocurrencies, Central Bank Says Iranian […]

Iran Will Not Allow Crypto Payments, Prepares to Pilot Digital Rial

Iran will not recognize cryptocurrencies as a means of payment, a high-ranking government official has indicated. His statement came as the Central Bank of Iran announced rules for the issuance of digital coins in the country. These are meant, however, for its own “crypto rial,” the pilot phase of which should start in the near […]