Swiss Intelligence Service Investigates Paying Informants in Bitcoin
Swiss intelligence services are reportedly looking into the possibility of using bitcoin to pay intelligence sources abroad.
Documents unearthed in a corruption investigation reveal that the Swiss Federal Intelligence Service (FIS) examined the possibility of using bitcoin in a document dated February 2014, according to the Tages Anzeiger newspaper.
The investigation originally targeted persons involved in the so-called Giroud Affair, which revolved around certain business deals made by winemaker Dominique Giroud, who was arrested in June 2014.
Along with Giroud, a professional hacker, a private detective from Geneva and an FIS agent were also remanded in custody on a wide range of allegations.
This post was published at Coin Desk on September 25, 2014.