There has been a lot of conspiracy and speculation over the real origin of the most known cryptocurrency in the world bitcoin. Lots of people have been coming out with ridiculous or even absurd fanciful theories. This time, the Russian expert in cybersecurity Natalya Kaspersky has probably swollen the ranks of such ‘theoreticians’.
Kaspersky, who is the CEO of the InfoWatch group of companies as well as an expert in cybersecurity systems, said that bitcoin is a ‘project of US intelligence’. She believes that it was developed for funding both American and British specialized agencies and their practices all over the globe. Kaspersky, who is also a co-founder of the self-titled lab, named bitcoin as “dollar 2.0”.
US Intelligence ‘Schemes’
According to the Russian pro-Kremlin news agency Sputnik, Kaspersky made a statement during her speech at the large state ITMO University in Saint Petersburg. Talking about info wars and supreme cyber power, the Russian expert demonstrated a presentation, in which it was mentioned:
“Bitcoin is a project of American intelligence agencies, which was designed to provide quick funding for US, British and Canadian intelligence activities in different countries.”
It was also said in the Kaspersky’s presentation that BTC crypto technology is ‘privatized’ the way lots of others are, including the global system Internet, free software for anonymous communication TOR and the space-based radio navigation system owned by the US GPS. She also believes that the value of bitcoin is managed by the holders of exchange platforms the way dollar’s price is established.
Notably, the US government is one among few authorities in the world which can track all the crypto transactions to prevent money laundering.
Who Is Satoshi?
It is widely believed and accepted that the first decentralized cyber currency bitcoin was designed and launched by a person or a group of anonyms called ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’. For the first time bitcoin was introduced nine years ago, back in 2009. Since then, nobody has been able to discover the identity/identities of bitcoin’s creator/s until today.
However, Kaspersky is sure that Satoshi Nakamoto is merely the title for a team of cryptographers from the US. That must look obvious as long as her theory envisages the supply for the US intelligence performance.
Everything is Suspicious
Nevertheless, it was not the only bitcoin that got under Kaspersky’s hummer. The Russian expert also emphasized in her presentation that smartphones, which are preferably a common thing nowadays than a bandwagon, cannot be regarded as personal items.
According to Kaspersky’s words, although developed for work and entertainment, these gadgets are used for spying their holders from a distance.
Meanwhile, according to Pundi X recent survey, 12% of the Russian poll respondents have claimed they own cryptocurrencies. 53% of Russian claimed they purchased bitcoins or its ilks 6 six months ago or more. The Russian government, at the same time, is considering the ways of regulating cryptos in the country as well as thinks of launching the state virtual currency ‘cryptoruble’.