Published on November 14th, 2017 | by bitcoin0
The Central Bank of Iran
The Central Bank of Iran is opening up about its stance on cryptocurrency.
Speaking at a press conference this week, deputy director of new technologies, Naser Hakimi, said that the government-owned central bank is studying bitcoin and that it plans a comprehensive review of its policies in this area.
The remarks came amid a wider set of comments on how the central bank will pursue financial technology policy broadly.
The comments build on statements issued earlier this year, when according to Irani newspaper the Financial Tribune, Hakimi recently referred to bitcoin in Iran as an “opportunity.”
Last month, Lebanon’s Central Bank governor announced plans to launch its own digital currency, though he was not yet clear if the project will be based on blockchain technology.