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An Iranian digital currency has been talked about for at least the last year, though it was assumed it would be backed by the rial. Iran has developed a gold-backed digital currency, according to Iranian newspaper the Financial Tribune. The new currency was developed by blockchain startup Kuknos Company in consultation with four Iranian banks:Bank Mellat, Bank Melli Iran, Bank Pasargad, and Parsian Bank. An over-the-counter crypto exchange, Iran Fara Bourse, will use the new digital currency as well. The currency is called PayMon, which means 'covenant' in Persian. While PayMon will be backed by gold, Kuknos also has plans to tokenize the "assets and excess properties" of Iranian banks. Iran has taken its time introducing the PayMon, but now that it's seemingly here, one wonders whether it is the national digital currency Iranian officials first hinted at in February 2018. It was thought that the national digital currency, which the country announced plans for in July 2018, would be