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Iran Looks To Bitcoin As Rial Tumbles

• zerohedge.com By Michael Kern

The Iranian version aired on state-run media was buried at the bottom on a long discourse on cryptocurrencies, and downplayed as to its significance, but it comes as the Iranian rial plunges to new lows against the U.S. dollar, the climax of which has been Trump's formal announcement of a withdrawal from the nuclear deal.

No virtual national currency has been designed in the country at the present and based on the existing data few people in Iran are cryptocurrencies' customer and more than 2.5 billion dollars has been sent out of the country for buying digital currencies, added point most of the digital currency activists enter this arena because of the huge benefits and speculation" Chairman of the Economic Commission of the Parliament Mohammad Reza Pourebrahimi said.

Shortly after Trump's announcement last week, the rial nose-dived to 85,000 to 1 US dollar, down from 57,500 rials to 1 US dollar at the end of April, and 42,890 at the end of last year.

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