A think tank affiliated with the Iranian presidency has published a study report promoting the use of cryptocurrencies to circumvent sanctions against the country. Additionally, the report claims the government could potentially generate “$ 2 million a day and $ 700 million a year in direct cryptocurrency revenue.”
Meanwhile as reported According to a local media company, the report’s authors can improve employment opportunities across the economy if Iran allows for more Bitcoin mining operations to be created. In your report, the authors claim that:
When large mining operations are started, the need for labor for surveillance and repair, security, electrical engineering and technical personnel for hardware and software equipment increases, leading to more employment opportunities in other sectors.
The authors then suggest that “for every megawatt of electricity consumed, approximately nine people are directly employed”.
However, the report appears to urge the Iranian government to consider regulating cryptocurrency activities. To justify this recommendation, the report said that “regulated cryptocurrency activities in Iran could also help prevent foreign currencies from leaving the country”.
Beat penalties with newly extracted BTC
Predictably, the report also goes into why cryptocurrency mining offers the Iranian government a unique opportunity to evade sanctions. The report explains:
Since the newly extracted bitcoins are not easily traceable, domestic economic actors can use newly extracted cryptocurrencies that are (more) preferable than (that already exist) on international exchanges.
Also in the report, the authors claim that creating more cryptocurrency mining farms will help Iran “reduce electricity losses”.
In their conclusion, the authors urge the Iranian government to enable the “collective mining” of cryptocurrencies and the “creation of mining basins next to power plants where possible”.
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