The National Security Agency is American intelligence agency and a branch of the Department of Defense. Despite the agency being an independent intelligence organ, the NSA’s meaning for the country is important, due to its success in signals intelligence and protecting electronic communication networks of public institutions. The NSA was founded in 1952 and currently is headquartered in Maryland. In terms of cryptocurrency, the NSA takes measures to prevent using Bitcoin and related technologies for supporting terrorism and cyberattacks, such as ransomware which frequently asks for ransom in Bitcoin due to the digital currency’s anonymity. So, currently, the agency is working on making cryptocurrency transactions less anonymous and secure for the users.
A U.S. circuit court has concluded its review of a terrorism financing case that begin in 2010, saying that the NSA's phone tapping was illegal but that it was ...
US federal court calls NSA’s mass phone data collection illegal
Edward Snowden also brushed off claims that bitcoin is mainly used by criminals, arguing: “There are a hell of a lot more criminals that use the dollar.”
Edward Snowden Used Bitcoin to Pay for Servers Used in NSA Leak
New cryptojacking malware Beapy uses the leaked U.S. NSA hacking tools to spread through corporate networks.
New Crypto Mining Malware Beapy Uses Leaked NSA Hacking Tools: Symantec Research
The tool that exploits Microsoft vulnerabilities to enable widespread crypto extortion has let malware proliferate this year, says a new report.
Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Detections Up Almost 500 Percent in 2018: Report
The MIT Technology Reviews explores three hypothetical ways that Bitcoin could be “destroyed” in a new article.
MIT Comes Up With Three Ways To Destroy Bitcoin
Grayscale Investments has released a report predicting that Zcash will reach over $62,000 per coin by 2025, assuming that by then the cryptocurrency will accoun...
Crypto Fund Predicts Zcash To Hit Over $62K By 2025
Much to-do has been made about privacy and data security, but consumers might actually allow companies to track their browsing in return for payment.
Getting Paid to Browse Internet Made Possible by Blockchain