the numerous forum posts with a distinctly English dialect. So Did the NSA Create Bitcoin? Maybe you miss out on a promising technology devoid of NSA influence. At the same time, monkeyrocket is also described in the documents as a non-Western Internet anonymization service with a significant user base in Iran and China, with the program brought online in summer 2012.
Its really no more nefarious than seeing elements of British Common Law in the American Bill of Rights. The government has complete control over the population. As such, it is more resistant to wild inflation and corrupt banks. It wouldnt be so far fetched, considering their past work, such as Xerox copy machines that kept a record of all copies made (this is going back to the 70s, now its common ). And insert digital-cash in place of government-sponsored cryptocurrency. Apart from bitcoin, the, nSA also watched the Liberty Reserve which has since withered away due to money laundering cases involving cryptocurrencies. Theres no elaboration on who is considered a cyber target. It's also at a time when the trial for a 4 billion bitcoin -based money laundering operation allegedly masterminded by Alexander Vinnick is ongoing. People have questioned why it uses the SHA-256 hash function, which was designed by the NSA and published by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (nist). Individuals facing criminal prosecution have a right to know how the government came by its evidence, so that they can challenge whether the governments methods were lawful.