Bitcoin as a weapon, this is the suggestion of a former member of the US Space Force. Bitcoin may be the tool to fulfill a new form of cyber warfare in the 21st century.
The thesis was titled “Software” and was published under the guidance of Jason Lowery, according to the political portal. In his paper, Lowery argues that the Bitcoin consensus protocol provides a proof-of-work approach to modern warfare without nuclear weapons or automated killer tests.
Lower Deer uses antlers as a metaphor for Bitcoin using a weapon on the cover of his book. Although these may seem harmless, they suggest that two stags are fighting for territory, but are brought down unharmed.
In the case of proof of work “cyber hair”, the winner in each round wins some bitcoins (BTC) from the network and the right to place the next stake in the business. Because proof of work depends on the ability of power equipment to solve math problems, the power in the grid would be widely distributed in physical space through existing power sources across borders.
The thesis calls for the United States to accumulate Bitcoin, grow the national Bitcoin mining industry, and expand the protections of the Second Amendment, which establishes the right of every American citizen to bear arms, based on the fact that a firearm is useful. for self-defense.
Cover of the book «SoftWar» by Jason Lowrey. Source: Amazon.
Bitcoin as a defense system
Lowering suggests that the Bitcoin network is the digital equivalent of maritime trade lanes and that there is a military need to protect freedom of navigation on the network.
Although the proposal is creative, it faces technical obstacles to solve. In addition, there are political challenges, such as the US plan to reduce carbon emissions and the position of some politicians, such as Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has taken a consistent position against the Bitcoin ecosystem, according to CryptoNews.
While there is no indication that the US government is acting on the idea, the proposal gives the impression that, as new generations enter US politics, its members see cryptocurrency networks as tools.