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CDCROP: Former COO now CEO of Kraken Dave Ripley (Kraken)
Crypto Exchange Kraken Settles Case With US Treasury Over Serving Customers in Iran
Kraken has agreed to pay $362,159 to settle its potential liability for violating U.S. sanctions.
CDCROP: Former COO now CEO of Kraken Dave Ripley (Kraken)

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Bitcoin Advocate Ziya Sadr Arrested by Iranian Security Forces
A friend of Sadr told CoinDesk the Iranian blockchain educator was arrested in Tehran on Sept. 19 and has not been released.
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Iran to Start Testing a Digital Rial This Week
The country's central bank published a draft document outlining goals and opportunities for a digital currency in August.
CDCROP: Low Angle View Of Iranian Flag Against Clear Blue Sky (Getty Images)

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US Treasury Blacklists Several More Bitcoin Addresses Allegedly Tied to Iran Ransomware Attacks
The sanctions watchdog agency added several bitcoin addresses allegedly used in ransomware attacks to its blacklist.
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The alleged plot against John Bolton involved crypto payments (Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images)
Crypto Payments Implicated in Alleged Bolton Assassination Plot, US DOJ Says
A member of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard planned retribution against the former National Security Advisor, according to court documents.
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Iran Places First Crypto-Funded Import Order, Worth $10M: Report
The government amended the country's digital assets laws two years ago to allow locally mined crypto for imports payments.
CDCROP: Big Iranian Flag Waving In The Wind (Rainer Puster/Getty)

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Crypto News Roundup for July 12, 2022
With bitcoin dipping below $20K plus a look at decentralization's limits in sanctioned nations like Iran, CoinDesk’s “Markets Daily” is back with the latest news roundup.
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Decentralization's Failed Promise in Iran
While exchanges are abiding by fiat’s monetary rules in countries like Iran, it is dishonest to call bitcoin decentralized money, says a journalist based in that country.
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Bridge Oracle, Estavi’s crypto project, relaunched on Binance Smart Chain after the Tron network version collapsed. (Ammodramus/Wikimedia Commons)
Buyer of ‘Jack Dorsey Tweet’ NFT Is Out of Prison and Under Fire From Investors
Sina Estavi says he’s trying to make it right with holders of BRG, the token that crashed after his arrest in Iran last year. Investors have their doubts.
Bridge Oracle, Estavi’s crypto project, relaunched on Binance Smart Chain after the Tron network version collapsed. (Ammodramus/Wikimedia Commons)

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OpenSea Bars Iranian Users as US Sanctions Talk Ramps Up
Twitter users complained about their accounts being deactivated without notice.
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