Man who claims to be ex CIA officer, Andrew Bustamante, belives that distributed ledger technology is “super powerful stuff” and is a threat to America’s national security. This is reported by Cointelegraph, citing Andrew's messages from Reddit.
Andrew also claims to be an United States Air Force veteran and Fortune 10 corporate adviseor. He talked about blockchain in response to a question at Reddit.
Reddit user had asked Bustamante what he thought represents “the biggest threat to America national security in the coming years?”. Bustamante replied:
Block-chain technology [sic.] No joke. Super powerful stuff, and the first one to figure out how to hack it, manipulate it or bring it down wins.
Another Reddit users suggested his remarks could refer to “the persistent possibility of untraceable, anonymous transactions [that] can happen” on blockchains as being one type of national security threat allegedly posed by the technology. Another pointed to the potential for “falsified” data — i.e. hijacking the blockchain for the purposes of disinformation — which would allegedly become all the more pernicious when stored in an immutable blockchain-based system.