After Shaparak sent a message to the payers announcing that it would be mandatory to have an online payment gateway from 3 Azar, the Blockchain Association of Iran issued a statement reminding the consequences of this decision for businesses and the Blockchain ecosystem and the country’s digital currency. .
According to Arzdigital, the Blockchain Association of Iran wrote in its statement yesterday regarding the effects of being forced to receive an online payment gateway:
The Association of Blockchain Technologists considers this decision dangerous and considers it as a step to destroy innovation and prevent the creation of any new business model in the startup ecosystem, especially in the blockchain ecosystem of China and the country’s cryptocurrencies.
The Blockchain Association has emphasized:
In other words, forcing this image to receive an online payment gateway is tantamount to reducing the speed of adaptation to modern technologies and not developing the field of digital economy in the specific circumstances of our beloved country.
According to the Iran Blockchain Association, the discouragement of owners of new ideas and technologies and the growing harm to employment in the country’s startup ecosystem, the grounding of innovative activities and the spread of tax evasion, encourage businesses to use alternative payment gateways to get money from Iranian users. Doing business abroad and directing venture capital outside of Iran is one of the consequences of having to sign up to receive an online payment gateway.
A statement from the Blockchain Association said:
While the country’s macro-policies focus on removing barriers to production and increasing the ease of doing business, and have been emphasized by the country’s highest officials, forcing this means to create a “super-permit” or, in other words, a “non-barrier-free” economy. New methods of regulation seem to be harmful and disturbing.
In the end, the Iranian Bloc China Association said:
The Blockchain Association strongly urges the authorities to review the mandatory e-Trust symbol for receiving an online payment gateway and to use risk management approaches with the participation of the private sector for regulation.