The Director of the Central Intelligence Agency confirmed that he is engaged in various cryptocurrency-focused projects – Regulate Bitcoin News
The director of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) revealed that the agency is carrying out some cryptocurrency-focused projects. He said that cryptocurrency “may have a huge impact on all areas including ransomware attacks.”
CIA has been working on various encryption projects
CIA Director William Burns revealed at the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Summit on Monday that the agency is working on “different projects focused on cryptocurrencies.”
In response to a question from an audience about whether the CIA possesses cryptocurrency, Burns said:
This is something I inherited. My predecessor has already started this, [and] Many different projects focusing on cryptocurrency have been launched.
Byrne detailed that the agency “is also working hard to study second- and third-order consequences, and to help our colleagues in other parts of the U.S. government also provide reliable information about what we see.”
The Director of the Central Intelligence Agency explained that cryptocurrencies “may have a huge impact on all aspects from ransomware attacks…because one of the ways to obtain ransomware attacks and stop them is to be able to access the financial networks used by many criminal networks, and in digital The currency issue is also very correct.”
The US government has made combating ransomware its top priority. In June, the Biden administration Unfold “Cryptocurrency analysis to detect and track criminal transactions” as part of its strategy to combat ransomware.
In addition, the Ministry of Finance also Action taken Opposition to cryptocurrency exchanges “responsible for money laundering” is part of the entire government’s efforts to combat ransomware. Approved an exchange in September, and other November.
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