25 Jun

A seemingly innocent game about battling hamsters has sparked controversy in Iran. "Hamster Kombat," a popular play-to-earn title built on blockchain technology, has drawn criticism from government officials and religious hardliners who view it with suspicion.

Habibollah Sayyari, the deputy chief of the Iranian military, claims the game is a tool of "soft power" wielded by Western nations. He alleges "Hamster Kombat" aims to distract the Iranian population from the upcoming presidential elections.

This sentiment is echoed by Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi, a prominent religious figure. He casts doubt on the entire cryptocurrency field, labeling it "fraud-ridden."The rise of "Hamster Kombat" exposes a growing tension in Iran. 

While some see the play-to-earn model as a potential economic opportunity, others fear its foreign influence and potential for financial instability. The game's popularity highlights the allure of blockchain technology and the challenges governments face in regulating this evolving landscape. 

June 2024, Cryptoniteuae

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