The head of the economic Committee of the Iranian Parliament Mohammad Reza’s Parabrahma (Mohammad Reza Pourebrahimi) stated that residents purchased a bitcoin on foreign markets worth more than $2.5 billion.
However, he had previously called another figure: during the period until the end of March this year, according to his previously announced reports, the Iranians withdrew from the country $30 billion by purchasing these funds cryptocurrencies, because they do not have the ability to send funds abroad in the traditional way through the international banking system.
He also said that, although the national cryptocurrency could facilitate economic activities and anti-American sanctions, the country has no development of their own cryptocurrency. This information is contrary to the Minister of information and communication technologies (ICT) Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi (Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi), which in late April announced that Iran has already developed a pilot local cryptocurrency.
We will remind, two weeks ago the Central Bank of Iran has banned banks and other financial institutions to carry out any operations with cryptocurrencies. However, it is also forbidden to promote them. The decision by the financial regulator called the possibility of using cryptocurrency to launder funds obtained illegally and financing of terrorism.