The CIA begins mastering the Blockchain
The United States Central Intelligence Agency has taken an interest in Blockchain for a long time. It is possible that specialists have taken control of Bitcoin and related companies since 2009, but there were no specific bodies dealing with cryptocurrency in the United States. Anyway, until today. Indeed, today it became known that the CIA registered a separate unit that will study the Blockchain and the cryptoindustry. Next, we will tell you everything that is known about this structure, and also consider its possible impact on the world of cryptocurrencies. So let’s get started.
Background and essence of the new organization
At the moment, even we have considered dozens of examples when the CIA and other US government agencies intervened in the affairs of the crypto industry. Suffice it to recall the courts with Telegram. Then Pavel Durov was accused of fraud for billions of dollars, threatened with the complete liquidation of the company in the United States. The case was loud, but not the only one. And before the proceedings with TON, the CIA was actively interested in the activities of digital companies. Some enterprises were closed, and some received claims and demands to explain their own activities.
In short, CIA specialists have always been involved in crypto activities in the United States. So the creation of a separate control structure was only a matter of time. It took a lot of time to select specialists and paperwork, as well as determine a specific area of activity. However, the CIA today officially announced the registration of CIA Labs. This division will develop Blockchain and related technologies. The main goal of the development team at CIA Labs is to “support the CIA’s mission with scientific and technical solutions.”
It is worth noting that in the areas of activity of CIA Labs, the study of not only Blockchain, but also other high technologies is indicated. We are talking about biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and robotics with augmented reality. As the representatives of the unit say themselves, they will refine the existing ones and develop new programs. Products coming out of CIA Labs are designed to solve “scientific and technological problems.” What is meant by these problems? And what role will CIA Labs play at the global level? Let’s discuss.
The global importance of the CIA in cryptocurrency matters
No one would argue that the United States is one of the leading countries of our time. Many states, directly or indirectly dependent on the United States, adopt the experience of this country in various directions. And studying the crypto industry will be no exception. We will remind, earlier, structures like CIA Labs appeared in Switzerland, which indicates a serious intention of large countries to study digital money. It is possible that soon we will hear about the emergence of new divisions in developed countries. The structures will be responsible for the control and support of related technologies. Is this good or bad? It is difficult to speak unambiguously. On the one hand, if the best US specialists take up the study of Blockchain, in the near future we will see many interesting products. But control over existing companies is an obvious disadvantage.
Only time will put everything in its place and show the real benefits of CIA Labs, so we just have to wait. Follow all the news from the crypto industry with us. We publish only high-quality and interesting material. Thanks for your attention. Good luck!