US Pentagon Thinks Bitcoin Blockchain Technology Can be Used as Cybersecurity Shield
Just like with any other currency, Bitcoin has been tied in many cases of money-laundering, drug transactions, and financial terrorism in the previous years.
However, the US military has been open with their great interest with the Blockchain technology that is why it is no longer a surprise if they soon draft it for the military uses.
Previously, US defence analysts pointed out the growing threats of the country’s national security that target the national security decision-makers and critical infrastructure entities.
So in an effort to withstand such threats, the Pentagon started experimenting with the Bitcoin blockchain.
According to the private analysts of the US military, using the Blockchain technology is beneficial in protecting their military technology, communications, as well as purchases.
The backbone of Bitcoin has a good design to help increase the security of the whole US military across all departments and units. This will prevent hackers and terrorists from attacking their systems such as mega-hacks, cyber hijackings of vehicles, including aircraft and satellites.
The engineers of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are currently experimenting with the Bitcoin Blockchain, creating a messaging service that is secure and impenetrable by foreign attacks.
This service will be tested within departments first and soon on the battlefield. In order to implement this service, DARPA has asked the public to submit their proposals on the best ways to put the service into action.
The research agency of the US military aims to decentralize the significant portions of the back-office infrastructure so that the “‘smart documents and contracts’ can be instantly and securely sent and received, thereby reducing exposure to hackers and reducing needless delays in DoD back-office correspondence.”
Furthermore, DARPA also seeks to create a code that is impossible to hack, preventing hackers to gain intelligence when breaking into secure databases.