The White House reportedly will soon issue an executive order directing agencies across the federal government to conduct a risk analysis and, ultimately, a coordinated approach to digital assets as a matter of national security.

Digital assets like bitcoin (BTC) do introduce risks for immediate U.S. national security objectives that require federal agency action and coordination, but there are deeper, more significant national security opportunities that should drive the U.S. to support the continued growth of the digital asset ecosystem. We managed to strike this balance with internet commerce in the 1990s, and doing so with digital assets should be no different this time around.

Read more about our expert

Related Experts: Adam Zarazinski