Iran May Lift Crypto Ban

Meanwhile, Iran has completed the development of legislation to issue its own national cryptocurrency
28 August 2018   917

The Central Bank of Iran is likely to lift the ban on cryptocurrencies and by the end of September to create legislation to regulate them. This is reported by Financial Tribune.

The first concerns the prevalent global cryptocurrencies. The High Council of Anti-Money Laundering has imposed a ban in light of concerns over global allegations of money laundering and financing of terrorism. But it seems that after the government's consideration, this blanket ban will be reviewed.

Nasser Hakimi

Deputy for innovative technologies, Cental Bank of Iran

In April, the Central Bank of Iran, guided by the ideas of combating money laundering, introduced a ban on trade in cryptocurrencies. In addition, this decision reflected the need to limit the possible use of digital tokens to support terrorist activities and perform other tasks related to the lack of appropriate regulation. However, this ban had only a temporary effect - soon the cryptoexchanges resumed operations, in connection with which the Central Bank again thought about the regulation of digital assets.

Messari to Raise $4M

According to the CEO of the startup more than 60 cryptocurrency projects use company's services
14 November 2019   104

A crypto-industry-specific startup, Messari, has completed a funding round led by Uncork Capital, which also included Blockchain Capital, CoinFund, Danhua Capital, Fenbushi Capital, Coinbase Ventures and former Coinbase technical director Balaji Srinivasan.

Former Managing Director of CoinDesk and CEO of Messari, Ryan Selkis, noted that now more than 60 cryptocurrency projects, as well as “the world's largest exchanges, funds and information service providers” use his company’s services. According to him, the funds raised will be used to automate the processes of receiving and processing data, as well as to expand the product line.

Founded a year ago, the company previously raised $ 1 million in seed investment from Danhua Capital, Blockchain Capital, Anthemis Group and other venture capital firms.

In the third quarter, Messari introduced a regulatory compliance asset monitoring service that also measures the market supply of coins. In addition, the company launched a beta version of the Messari Pro platform, which includes a set of professional tools for market analysis.