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October 17, 2012, 02:49:17 PM
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http://politics.slashdot.org/story/12/10/17/1247203/iran-running-out-of-physical-currency-satellite-broadcasts-dropped-in-europe

Shows bitcoin is going main stream...


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October 17, 2012, 03:15:09 PM
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To bad they cant download the software easily.

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October 17, 2012, 04:04:33 PM
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Agreed, I remember the news talking about how in other countries like Iraq and in Libya people were using small boats to get to Bahrain or other countries that would allow them to bank and use those funds.  Boats with people holding thousands and thousands of dollars worth of funds so people over there will do about anything to move and or secure their funds and bitcoin back then was just not an option like it is now. 
I think what would be of greater value to Iran and their folks is not tying to get them the software but to get to points of contact at neighboring counties to either setup regional bitcoin posts outside of the country or attempt to get in bitcoin cold wallet systems to do conversions in the country.  Now I know what I am saying is basically smuggling in a laptop with the software and either a sat or cell phone which could have some serious issues associated with it but I would bet that it would be safer then trying to download or setup something in the country on their controlled internet which probably would be like turning on a homing beacon.  I would guess that people who would turn to bitcoin for their funds would rather use it infrequently during this time and see it more of a way to save their funds so that once this ends they can recapture their funds and apply them to rebuilding their efforts. 

Just my two cents but I am very interested in the topic and would be very interested to see any more efforts applied to Iran with BitCoin.  It is an unfortunate experiment.

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October 17, 2012, 04:10:01 PM
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Bitcoin is open source so Iran could easily buy a vpn to another county, download the code and open up iranforge! Free software knows no boundaries or rules.

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October 17, 2012, 04:16:23 PM
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Bitcoin is open source so Iran could easily buy a vpn to another county, download the code and open up iranforge! Free software knows no boundaries or rules.

Except cryptography export laws?

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October 17, 2012, 05:11:40 PM
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It should be pretty easy to market to that market. They already use VPNs and tor so that getting the software should not be a problem, additionally they can use the web wallets. The biggest concern I see is technological illiteracy, it might be very hard for them to understand how bitcoin works.

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October 17, 2012, 06:24:15 PM
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Correct me if i am wrong, but the "exporting cryptography is illegal" thing is false today. It was true tons of years ago, but not now.

And yes, bitcoin is ideal for Iran. Just download a small software and ta-dah, you are connected to a world-wide, secure, fast and efficient payment/money/whatelse system  Smiley

And yes, i too think that iran people are mostly good guys, the government is epic fail, but you can't blame the whole population for the errors of the government!
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October 17, 2012, 06:48:20 PM
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The biggest concern I see is technological illiteracy, it might be very hard for them to understand how bitcoin works.

All Iranians (is that the correct term?) I have ever met, where really smart and educated people, so I don't see a problem there.

... It could be of course that the smart people get the hell out of this country.

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October 17, 2012, 06:52:02 PM
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The biggest concern I see is technological illiteracy, it might be very hard for them to understand how bitcoin works.

All Iranians (is that the correct term?) I have ever met, where really smart and educated people, so I don't see a problem there.

... It could be of course that the smart people get the hell out of this country.

No, they really are decent people. They aren't the brutish, impoverished, savage brutes the international media portrays them to be; just people who want their own sovereignty.

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October 17, 2012, 07:06:51 PM
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To bad they cant download the software easily.

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October 17, 2012, 07:09:48 PM
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To bad they cant download the software easily.

Solution

Good luck shipping them directly to Iran without it being seized by customs. You would have to funnel them through Russia or China first.

Oh god, I am going to be so raped by Obama if I continue talking like this.
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October 17, 2012, 07:18:36 PM
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To bad they cant download the software easily.

Solution

Good luck shipping them directly to Iran without it being seized by customs. You would have to funnel them through Russia or China first.

Oh god, I am going to be so raped by Obama if I continue talking like this.

Casascius could open a branch in Iran...
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October 17, 2012, 07:37:05 PM
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Bitcoin is open source so Iran could easily buy a vpn to another county, download the code and open up iranforge! Free software knows no boundaries or rules.

Except cryptography export laws?

I'm certain crypto export laws would be the last thing on their minds.

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October 17, 2012, 08:28:20 PM
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It should be pretty easy to market to that market. They already use VPNs and tor so that getting the software should not be a problem, additionally they can use the web wallets. The biggest concern I see is technological illiteracy, it might be very hard for them to understand how bitcoin works.


The latest release of MultiBit includes Persian (Farsi) translation.  The source is on GitHub.  I don't know if it that project is restricted from download from Iran:

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October 17, 2012, 08:41:38 PM
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If the government is banning printing of Iranian currency then the bitcoin network should help by banning the inclusion of Iranian transactions.

Q. How do you tell an Iranian bitcoin from a good one?

A. Iranian bitcoins can't build a working nuclear bomb.
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October 17, 2012, 08:44:30 PM
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If the government is banning printing of Iranian currency then the bitcoin network should help by banning the inclusion of Iranian transactions.

Why?
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October 17, 2012, 08:47:07 PM
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If the government is banning printing of Iranian currency then the bitcoin network should help by banning the inclusion of Iranian transactions.

Q. How do you tell an Iranian bitcoin from a good one?

A. Iranian bitcoins can't build a working nuclear bomb.
1)No

2)The rest of the world has tons of nuclear bombs
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October 17, 2012, 08:59:59 PM
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If the government is banning printing of Iranian currency then the bitcoin network should help by banning the inclusion of Iranian transactions.

Why?

I suppose it was a joke.
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October 17, 2012, 09:02:30 PM
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If the government is banning printing of Iranian currency then the bitcoin network should help by banning the inclusion of Iranian transactions.

Why?

I suppose it was a joke.

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October 18, 2012, 07:38:11 AM
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It should be pretty easy to market to that market. They already use VPNs and tor so that getting the software should not be a problem, additionally they can use the web wallets. The biggest concern I see is technological illiteracy, it might be very hard for them to understand how bitcoin works.


The latest release of MultiBit includes Persian (Farsi) translation.  The source is on GitHub.  I don't know if it that project is restricted from download from Iran:

Reach out for the white spots!
 - http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=94805.msg1260199#msg1260199

MutiBit project:
 - http://multibit.org


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