23 Aug '16, 7pm

US Nuclear Research Lab Developing Bitcoin Analysis Tool

US Nuclear Research Lab Developing Bitcoin Analysis Tool

A federally funded research lab run by Lockheed Martin is developing a bitcoin analytics tool for the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The project, first detailed in a 19th August newsletter published by Sandia National Laboratories , marks a continuation of previously detailed efforts at the DHS. The project is being funded by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate, which late last year issued a call for blockchain research. Thus far, the bitcoin project appears to be in the early stages – Sandia has reportedly created a set of "requirements" for an analysis tool and is moving to develop a user interface to enable additional tests. Andrew Cox, an R&D analyst for Sandia, said during an interview published in the newsletter that the tool would be best utilized as part of a broader investigatory effort involving multiple angles. He remarked: "To be successful, t...

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