Iran has long recognised the benefits of using cryptocurrencies to counter US sanctions.
Donald Trump stepped back from launching US airstrikes inside Iran, but the conflict is unabated and there appears to be no way out of confrontation for now.
The US has imposed new sanctions against Iran's top leaders, but its foreign policy has no clear focus.
A showdown with Iran over some oil tanker attacks in the Persian Gulf could push the US into its next Mideast war, writes a scholar of military aggression.
After years of work, the JCPOA nuclear deal could be on its last legs.
A tense standoff in the world’s most volatile region is not only dangerous, it could have been avoided by the US adhering to an agreement that was far from perfect, but better than the alternative.
Both Iran and the US say they are not seeking a war, but it could happen by default.