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November 30, 2012, 02:35:55 AM
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Dollar-Less Iranians Discover Virtual Currency

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2012-11-29

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-11-29/dollar-less-iranians-discover-virtual-currency

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Iranian-American bitcoin consultant Farzhad Hashemi recently traveled to Tehran and talked up bitcoin to his friends. “They are instantly fascinated by it,” he says. “It’s a flash for them when they realize how it can solve their problems.” Iranians working or living abroad can send bitcoins to their families, who can use one of the online currency matchmaking services to find someone willing to exchange bitcoins for euros, rials, or dollars.
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Damn you, Julz, beat me by 5 seconds Tongue

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November 30, 2012, 02:41:14 AM
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Damn you, Julz, beat me by 5 seconds Tongue

Tongue  I suppose we should update the 'New Articles' thread first to avoid this Smiley

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November 30, 2012, 02:51:51 AM
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I'd love to see that really take off as it's an excellent use-case scenario. There's lots of young tech aware people in Iran. Given the need and the benefits it could spread pretty quickly.

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November 30, 2012, 04:27:07 AM
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Interesting Smiley

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November 30, 2012, 08:27:03 AM
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Rafigh has translated some bitcoin software into Farsi for his friends. “

Presumably, that was the Farsi translation of Multibit that the article is referring to:

Thanks to the efforts of techmix and mohammad_rafigh there is now a Farsi translation of MultiBit. They will share the bounty on this translation work (pro rata on number of terms done).
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November 30, 2012, 03:49:42 PM
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Rafigh has translated some bitcoin software into Farsi for his friends. “

Presumably, that was the Farsi translation of Multibit that the article is referring to:

Thanks to the efforts of techmix and mohammad_rafigh there is now a Farsi translation of MultiBit. They will share the bounty on this translation work (pro rata on number of terms done).

Yes, this. Max contacted me for my Iran-thread here in the forum and I told him about Mohammad. We talked for half an hour. I'm happy he dug deeper and came up with some nice localbitcoins details.

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December 02, 2012, 04:47:14 AM
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JGarzik hasn't banned the OP and deleted this thread yet?

Dude's slippin'.

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