A top Iranian trade official says a first import order using cryptocurreny as a payment method has been registered in the country.
Alireza Peymanpak, a deputy Iranian trade minister, said on Tuesday on his Twitter page that the official import order was worth some $10 million.
Peymanpak leads Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO), a body responsible for registering and processing orders for imports into the country.
The official did not elaborate on more details about the order, including the country from which the import will take place and which cryptocurrency will be used to settle the payment.
However, he said that the use of cryptocurrencies in Iran’s foreign trade will be expanded significantly until September.
By PRESS TV