US Investigating Chinese Bitcoin Mining Plants For National Security Risks

Posted on AllSides October 13th, 2023
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U.S. national security agencies are taking steps to guard against possible intelligence collection efforts on military sites from Chinese bitcoin mining sites in the U.S., The New York Times reported. Of particular concern is a site in Cheyenne, Wyoming, that is near both a Microsoft data center that supports Department of Defense (DOD) operations and a military base that maintains nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missiles, the NYT reported, citing U.S. officials. China could use the crypto mining plant to “pursue full-spectrum intelligence collection operations,” Microsoft wrote to a national security oversight...

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