Israeli Intelligence Agency Mossad is reportedly Looking for a crypto and fintech expert according to a local media news source.
The state spy agency is reportedly on the lookout for financial technology experts, according to local media. The purpose is reportedly so that it can make anonymous payments to agents and purchase equipment using bitcoins.
The revelation was first reported by Ynet, a renowned Israeli news outlet, on August 8. According to a translation, this is the first time the institution has advertised a position for a cryptocurrency expert.
BTC to be used by Mossad?s
Mossad is in charge of gathering intelligence, conducting covert operations, and combating terrorism in Israel, so a move into crypto makes sense.
The firm is looking for a technological leader in the realm of fintech and digital currencies, according to the job description.
The job entails leading, initiating, planning, and coordinating system development activities, and it requires 3 years of fintech expertise.
According to Ynet, the organization is also looking for a business consultant for a “challenging and dynamic role.”
These aren’t the only roles advertised. Mossad also needs a cyber-researcher who is an expert in the field of cameras for a position that includes “planning, developing, producing, implementing, creating product portfolios, training, managing product methodology, and performing mechanical integration for complex assemblies.”
Most countries, particularly the United States, have been attempting to suppress the use of cryptocurrencies for anonymous payments.
Unless mixing services are used, Bitcoin, which hit $45K again this weekend, would not be the ideal solution for this.
Because these characteristics are embedded into the blockchain, Monero (XMR) would be a better fit. Naturally, the spy service did not elaborate on any of this, including the claimed interest in the potential use of cryptocurrencies.
On July 10, CryptoPotato announced that Israel’s National Bureau for Counter-Terrorism Financing has ordered the confiscation of 84 crypto addresses thought to be linked to the terrorist organization Hamas.
Tether, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, and other cryptocurrencies were found to be used by the Islamic terrorist organisation, with wallets receiving more than $7.7 million in crypto assets.