CIA director says agency currently has \’a number of different projects\’ focused on crypto

CIA director says agency currently has \'a number of different projects\' focused on crypto

Current director of the Central Intelligence Agency William Burns said his predecessor at the government agency initiated projects focused on gathering intelligence on cryptocurrency.

Fielding a question on crypto at the Wall Street Journal CEO Council Summit on Monday, Burns said the CIA was looking to add expertise in cryptocurrencies and blockchain to its team of intelligence analysts in addition to communicating with industry experts. He said the challenges from the crypto space “could have enormous impact” on the United States given what he has already seen in ransomware attacks.

Screenshot from Wall Street Journal\’s CEO Council Summit on Dec. 6

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