By John Lee.
The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has reportedly banned other banks from dealing in crypto-currencies.
According to BBC News, the move comes on concerns that the technology could be used illegally, for money-laundering and financing terrorism.
Earlier this month, Iran moved to formally unify its official and open market exchange rates, and banned money changing outside of banks.
(Source: Reuters, BBC News, AP)
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