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North Korea Is Building Its Own Bitcoin

In The News, 19 September 2019
Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies
“North Korea has shown extensive interest in cryptocurrency, showing expertise in mining, hacking exchanges, cryptojacking, and more,” Kayla Izenman, a research analyst at London-based think tank the Royal United Services Institute, told VICE News. “There is absolutely no doubt that they have the technical expertise to develop and utilize almost any iteration of cryptocurrency, whether that means laundering a previously-established coin such as Bitcoin through foreign unregulated exchanges or creating a nationalized cryptocurrency for themselves.”

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Kayla Izenman
Research Analyst

Kayla is a Research Analyst at RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies. She joined RUSI in September 2018 following the... read more