Bitcoin is Being Monitored By an Increasingly Wary U.S. Government

By Timothy Sohn Dec 19, 2016 9:59 PM EDT

(Newsweek) – Newsweek has learned hundreds of experts inside the nation’s defense and intelligence agencies, as well as private-sector researchers in finance, technology and various think tanks across the country — some of them under contract with the U.S. government — are now investigating how virtual currencies could undermine America’s long-standing ability to disrupt the financial networks of its foes and even permanently upend parts of the global financial system.

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