Tagged: iran

Iran Bans Cryptocurrency to Stave off Currency Crisis

Attempts by Iranian citizens to trade their rapidly deflating rials for US dollars or cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are being vigorously scuttled by Iranian authorities. The latest ban on cryptocurrencies, reported by the state news agency IRNA, follows the imposition of standardized exchange rates across the… Read More

Telegram Files New Form D with SEC Indicating $1.7 Billion will be Raised

Telegram or TON Issuer, has filed a new Form D with the Securities and Exchange Commission that indicates $1.7 will be (or has been) raised for one of the hottest initial coin offerings ever. According to the Reg D 506c offering document; “This $850,000,000 offering… Read More

Central Bank of Iran Set to Launch Regulatory Fintech Body

Central Bank of Iran (also known as CBI) announced earlier this week that it is planning to launch its very own fintech regulatory body. According to the director of CBI’s Office for Innovative Technologies, Ali Kermanshah, the organization has been working on fintech regulations since 2012,… Read More

Code.Org’s Hadi Partovi Talks Crowdfunding & Education With Indiegogo

Earlier this month, non-profit organization Code.org launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise $5,000,000 for its new program called, An Hour of Code for Every Student. This will give 100 million students throughout the world an opportunity to have one hour per day of… Read More

Sanctions Against Iran Force Indiegogo To Halt Campaign For British Columbia Woman

A woman from Vancouver, British Columbia recently took to Indiegogo to raise funds for a trip to Iran. Alaleh Sahabi was able to reconnect with her mother through Facebook and wanted to fly back to Iran to see her for the first time in over 20… Read More