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Title
National security implications of virtual currency National security implications of virtual currency :
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Language
English
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Classification
LCC: HG1710 .B37 2015 (Source: dlc)
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Lccn: 2016288000
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
"This report examines the feasibility for non-state actors, including terrorist and insurgent groups, to increase their political and/or economic power by deploying a virtual currency (VC) for use in regular economic transactions. A VC, such as Bitcoin, is a digital representation of value that can be transferred, stored, or traded electronically and that is neither issued by a central bank or public authority, nor necessarily attached to a fiat currency (dollars, euros, etc.), but is accepted by people as a means of payment. We addressed the following research questions from both the technological and political-economic perspectives: (1) Why would a non-state actor deploy a VC? That is, what political and/or economic utility is there to gain? How might this non-state actor go about such a deployment? What challenges would it have to overcome? (2) How might a government or organization successfully technologically disrupt a VC deployment by a non-state actor, and what degree of cyber sophistication would be required? (3) What additional capabilities become possible when the technologies underlying the development and implementation of VCs are used for purposes broader than currency?"--Page 4 of printed paper wrapper.
Table Of Contents
Introduction
The current state of virtual currencies
Can virtual currencies increase political power?
Technical challenges to virtual currency deployment
Implications beyond currency
Conclusions and future research
Appendix. Rating cyber threat sophistication by tiers.
Authorized Access Point
Baron, Joshua William, National security implications of virtual currency
Authorized Access Point Variant
O'Mahony, Angela, National security implications of virtual currency
Manheim, David, National security implications of virtual currency
Dion-Schwarz, Cynthia, National security implications of virtual currency
National Defense Research Institute (U.S.), National security implications of virtual currency
United States. Department of Defense. Office of the Secretary of Defense, National security implications of virtual currency