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US Space Force Member Proposes Bitcoin’s PoW Systems in Cyberattack Prevention

Jason Lowery, a member of the United States Space Force, has proposed the use of proof-of-work (PoW) networks, like Bitcoin (BTC), as a means to protect the country from cyber-inflicted warfare. In a letter addressed to the US Defense Innovation Board, Lowery emphasized the broad strategic significance of Bitcoin’s technology for cybersecurity and national security. He pointed out that while Bitcoin is commonly known as a monetary system, it can also secure all forms of data, messages, and command signals. He urged the Defense Innovation Board to advise the Secretary of Defense to investigate the national strategic importance of PoW systems like Bitcoin in deterring cyberattacks.

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