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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, Joshua Baron, Angela O'Mahony, David Manheim, Cynthia Dion-Schwarz
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 73-83)
Illustrations
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Index
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
National security implications of virtual currency
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
933928515
Responsibility statement
Joshua Baron, Angela O'Mahony, David Manheim, Cynthia Dion-Schwarz
Series statement
Research report Rand Corporation
Sub title
examining the potential for non-state actor deployment
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?"--, Provided by Publisher
Table Of 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
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