Former NSA Official Claims Bitcoin Being Used to Finance North Korea’s Nuclear Program

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    Bitcoin is being used by North Korea to finance their nuclear program. North Korean Bitcoin mining operations bring in "between $15 million and $200 million"

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Bitcoin is being used by North Korea to finance their nuclear program, according to an interview with a former NSA official, Priscilla Moriuchi. She believes that North Korean Bitcoin mining operations bring in “between $15 million and $200 million.” Bitcoin skeptics will certainly seize on this as a further reason to impose more regulations on digital currency. Apparently the twin bugaboos of terrorist financing and money laundering weren’t enough, so they had to add “financing a rogue state” to the list.

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David Dinkins is a freelance writer who holds a Master of Arts in history from Louisiana Tech University and has extensive teaching experience both at LSU – Shreveport and University of Phoenix. He got involved with cryptocurrency in early 2014 working as part of the Dash Core Team and have served in the role of writer/editor (mostly editor) during that time. He has edited a huge number of documents for the Core Team, including the Evolution whitepaper, the PrivateSend whitepaper, and many of Evan Duffield’s communications with the Dash Community.

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