Iran is determined to find a way to prosper amid the unilateral sanctions imposed by the U.S. government, and the political team of Hasan Rohaní, president of the Persian country, is relying on the use of blockchain technologies as a way to counter U.S. influence in the world of international finance.
On January 30, the Iranian government Unveiled a Gold-Backed Cryptocurrency. The sovereign stablecoin is called PayMon (covenant in Persian) and was designed and developed by Kuknos, an Iranian company focused on tokenization of different types of assets.
To ensure the proper functioning of the stablecoin as a currency, the Iranian government and Kuknos made alliances with 4 banks: Mellat, Melli Iran, Pasargad and Parsian Bank.
Likewise, Iran Fara Bourse, an OTC trading desk is expected to be incorporated into the system, thus extending the trading capacities of this cryptocurrency.
Iran: Using Blockchain to Win the Geopolitical Battle
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Jose Antonio Lanz