Department of Defense to Investigate Bitcoin’s Terrorism Potential
Bitcoin is one of various modern technologies the DoD is studying over potential security and terrorism threats.
The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency says blockchain technology has "enormous" potential to improve disaster relief efforts.
The US Navy will run a blockchain trial this summer – a test largely aimed to boost the security of its manufacturing systems.
The DoD thinks blockchain can help authenticate its agents, secure interagency communication, and handle petabytes of data to predict attacks.
The US should promote investments in blockchain as part of a broader fight against cyberthreats, a former Defense Department official has said.
A major US defense agency devoted to advanced R&D is seeking to create a secure-blockchain-based messaging system.