How is Iran Fighting Corruption?
The Iranian government is one of the most corrupt governments in the world. It achieves this by having many individual organizations that act as fronts within the government, making it hard to progress laws and easy to come up with excuses for delays. But the actual person in charge, the dictator, Ali Khamenei, has not given an interview in 33 years.
In Iran, you need a VPN to access basically anything on the internet. But these VPNs are expensive and always at risk of getting disabled by the government. The internet is also slow, so getting data is time-consuming.
The NIAC promotes itself in the US to hide the corruption inside Iran. There is a video of a council member saying, "I don't care what is happening in Iran; my bank account better not go down." (you can watch it here.) The NIAC pretends to care about Iranian citizens; however, when it comes to providing the necessary help, they usually prioritize their bank accounts over human lives.
To fight corruption, citizens are starting to adopt the Bitcoin Standard. In Iran, it's more well-known to keep Bitcoin in private wallets and not on exchanges. Here, we are still learning. The issue with Bitcoin in Iran is that cold wallets are hard to import. People try to bring them in, but it leaves room for malicious behaviour like planting malware.
Bitcoin brings hope to Iran by allowing them to escape the corrupt system of various ministries that the banks and Ali Khamenei hide behind. Once people use Bitcoin, the government can’t control them through their wealth. Progress is moving slowly, but there’s hope that the 33-year streak of the dictator's silence will end one day once the revolution makes enough impact.
(I spoke to my friend who lives in Iran and is currently part of the Bitcoin revolution for this information and to double-check it.)
I asked my friend if he was afraid of telling me these things, but he said being born for a revolution is one of the most exciting ways to live and die. I agree.