The Bitcoin Revolution in Iran - Report

This report explores the increasing use of Bitcoin by Iranians, a population facing economic challenges and censorship by the regime and foreign powers. The goal is to depict how Bitcoin serves as a tool for protecting freedoms and preserving value in a complex economic and political context.

The Bitcoin Revolution in Iran - Report
  • "My goal is not to assess the justifications for international sanctions, but to provide you with a more precise insight into the daily life of Iranians in an economic context under embargo and geopolitical influences."
"We don't even have access to the global financial system, and many everyday routines that young people in wealthy countries take for granted are inaccessible to us. For instance, our access to Spotify is limited. Many might find this amusing, but we are fighting two enemies: the internal enemy, which has imposed numerous restrictions on us and deprived us of our freedom, and the foreign enemy, whose sanctions have directly affected the lives of ordinary people. It may be hard to believe, but having access to free internet has become a major goal for us."
  • "Since 1979, more than 4,000 Iranian citizens have been killed and at least 36,000 imprisoned during various protests."
  • "Until recently, it was nearly impossible for Iranians to circumvent banking sanctions or access a store of value; Bitcoin is changing the game."
"Public opinion on the approach of governmental institutions towards cryptocurrencies varies: 11.9% of those surveyed wish for maximum liberalization of cryptocurrency use, while 65.0% prefer moderate legislation and control of this space. Finally, 23.1% are in favor of limiting the cryptocurrency space as much as possible."
  • "For Iranians, Bitcoin is not just a speculative asset but also a means of liberating themselves from government control. The increase in its adoption in Iran is a promising sign for the country's future. "

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