The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has launched a new research unit that will study new technologies, including blockchain.
In a statement, representatives of the department note that not only employees of the department, but also educational institutions, as well as private companies will work on the development of “scientific and technical solutions in support of the CIA mission”. The statement says:
“CIA Labs will conduct research in a wide variety of areas, develop and test solutions for new areas and problems. The division will work on improving and finalizing existing technological solutions, as well as creating new ways to solve persistent scientific and technological problems. “
In addition to blockchain, researchers will work in the fields of biotechnology, robotics, artificial intelligence, new standards for wireless technologies, virtual reality and the creation of new materials. More detailed information has not yet been reported.
Recall that at the end of 2018, former CIA officer Andrew Bustamante called the blockchain a “super-powerful thing” that could threaten the country’s national security.