Department of Homeland security brokers bitcoin and is now funding bitcoin technology. While some Bitcoiners maybe horrified, this shows that government recognizes Bitcoin is here to stay.
The Department of Homeland Security is now seeking proposals for blockchain related applications in different endeavors from small businesses.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security through the SBIR’s Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is now accepting proposals from small businesses comprising of fewer than 500 employees in at least 10 topic areas. Interestingly, the areas also cover the topics of “Applicability of Blockchain Technology to Privacy Respecting Identity Management” & “Blockchain Applications for Homeland Security Analytics”.
Source: Department of Homeland Security Wants Blockchain Applications – CCN: Financial Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News
Forbes has an article that discusses the concerns that Bitcoin maybe used to finance criminals and terrorists.
Given the recent attacks regulators are pushing to close and all possible avenues that terrorists may use to get financing (except in the case of oil.)
Is Bitcoin The Currency of Terrorism? In light of the recent attacks in Paris that led to the deaths of 129 Parisians, the European Union (EU) and other international powers, including the United States and Russia, have been gathering to discuss how to curb the threats of terrorism, specifically ISIS or […]
Source: How Questions About Terrorism Challenge Bitcoin Startups – Forbes