A prominent Pakistani media figure has claimed that bitcoin mining could make Iran, which is currently grappling with US sanctions, one of the richest countries in the world.
To Report jockey Waqar Zaka, a well-known Pakistani TV presenter, tweeted that bitcoin could make Iran very rich and help it ease US sanctions.
Waqar Zaka tweeted that according to reports, the Iranian government currently has more than 45,000 extraction machines. According to Zaka, this equipment could bring great wealth to Iran and make it resilient to US sanctions.
Earlier, the media reported that Iran had lifted the ban on the extraction of digital currencies. Another report also stated that the Iranian government was ready to purchase all bitcoins produced by local miners.
Max Keiser, host of Rasha Today TV and a staunch supporter of Bitcoin, has previously claimed that Iran and Venezuela have made billions of dollars since entering the digital currency market.
Rafael Schultze-Kraft, founder and chief technical officer of Glassnode, tweeted that there are currently about 83,000 bitcoin wallets with a balance of at least $ 1 million.
Schultz tweeted in response to Anthony Pompliano, who had previously claimed in December that there were currently 66,000 bitcoin wallets that hold most of the available bitcoins.
Schultz went on to explain that after the historic peak of the bitcoin price in 2017, all of the early miners who mined 50 bitcoins before the first hawking and did not sell or lose them became millionaires.
All of the early miners who mined at least 50 bitcoins before the first hawking and did not spend or lose them have joined the millionaires after the bitcoin price reached around $ 20,000 in 2017.