Iran bans bitcoin trading: Banking official

trading is is Iran, an official with the country's warned on Tuesday.

Transactions with the were banned by the Supreme Council of Combating and Preventing Money Laundering, Nasser Hakimi, the deputy governor for new technologies at the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), told the semi-official Tasnim news agency.

Hakimi warned that carries legal and investment risks, citing that the cryptocurrency has a high level of volatility.

The banking official, however, said that the production of bitcoin has not yet been banned in Iran.

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