According to Iran’s Chamber of Commerce, the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has completed preparations to launch its digital currency on September 22. The “Crypto-Rial” digital currency will use blockchain technology to convert Iranian Rial banknotes into cryptocurrency.
The Crypto Rial, according to the CBI, will assist enhance financial inclusion in the country and serve as a tool to help the economy compete with other stable currencies throughout the world.
The Crypto Rial has been created to maximize security. In the case of a bad actor attack, assets stored in smartphone wallets may be monitored.
On August 9, Iran confirmed its position on Bitcoin by completing its first overseas commerce transaction of $10 million in import goods using cryptocurrency.
On August 29, Minister of Industry, Mines, and Trade Reza Fatemi Amin stated that local firms are legally permitted to perform import trade transactions using cryptocurrencies.
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