Iran has been developing its own cryptocurrency, a project which has yielded an experimental local crypto, despite the country’s central bank banning banks from dealing with cryptocurrencies. Iran’s Information and Communications Technology Minister has shed light on the project, commented on its alleged use to evade sanctions, and clarified the central bank’s action. Also read: Yahoo!
Today, Joel Kaplan, Vice President of Global Public Policy at Facebook joined Niamh Sweeney, Head of Public Policy for Facebook Ireland in front of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment to discuss the Online Advertising and Social Media (Transparency) Bill 2017. In his testimony to the committee, Joel reiterated Facebook’s commitment to transparency