The U.S. Department of the Treasury requested public comment on the national security implications of digital assets. In response, BPI submitted this report.
The values of an open society, now under threat by revanchist authoritarian states, rest at the center of our strategic interest in promoting liberal democracy around the world. Open digital assets that empower individuals can help advance the cause of freedom, stymie the objectives of authoritarian adversaries, and help advance a core national security interest. Peer-to-peer systems like Bitcoin represent the essence of autonomy, voluntary cooperation, and liberal values that our country was built on.
Read the full report here.