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.
This post was published at Coin Desk on August 23, 2016.