A member of the United States Space Force, Jason Lowery, has written a letter to the U.S. Defense Innovation Board, urging a formal investigation into the use of proof-of-work networks, like Bitcoin, for protecting the country from cyber-inflicted warfare. Lowery emphasizes the broader strategic significance of Bitcoin, beyond its role as a monetary system, suggesting it can be employed to secure various forms of data, messages, or command signals. The Defense Innovation Board, established to bring technological innovation to the U.S. Military, is encouraged to explore the “national strategic importance” of proof-of-work systems like Bitcoin.
Source: Cointelegraph