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The Resource National security implications of virtual currency : examining the potential for non-state actor deployment, Joshua Baron, Angela O'Mahony, David Manheim, Cynthia Dion-Schwarz

National security implications of virtual currency : examining the potential for non-state actor deployment, Joshua Baron, Angela O'Mahony, David Manheim, Cynthia Dion-Schwarz

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National security implications of virtual currency : examining the potential for non-state actor deployment
Title
National security implications of virtual currency
Title remainder
examining the potential for non-state actor deployment
Statement of responsibility
Joshua Baron, Angela O'Mahony, David Manheim, Cynthia Dion-Schwarz
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Language
eng
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?"--
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Baron, Joshua William
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  • illustrations
  • charts
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • O'Mahony, Angela
  • Manheim, David
  • Dion-Schwarz, Cynthia
  • National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
Series statement
Research report Rand Corporation
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  • Electronic funds transfers
  • National security
  • Non-state actors (International relations)
  • Terrorism
  • Bitcoin
Label
National security implications of virtual currency : examining the potential for non-state actor deployment, Joshua Baron, Angela O'Mahony, David Manheim, Cynthia Dion-Schwarz
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 73-83)
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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
Control code
FIEb17828132
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 83 pages
Isbn
9780833091833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustration, graph
System control number
(OCoLC)933928515
Label
National security implications of virtual currency : examining the potential for non-state actor deployment, Joshua Baron, Angela O'Mahony, David Manheim, Cynthia Dion-Schwarz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 73-83)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
Control code
FIEb17828132
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 83 pages
Isbn
9780833091833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustration, graph
System control number
(OCoLC)933928515

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