The national intelligence agency of Israel hunts for crypto professionals

Mon 09 Aug 2021 ▪ 10h32 ▪ 3 min de lecture - par Violaine Silverstein

The national intelligence agency of Israel has opened a crypto expert position. According to a local media outlet Ynet, Mossad, an institution responsible for intelligence collection, covert operations, and counter-terrorism, is looking for several other experts as well. This is the first time the agency is openly hiring a specialist in financial technologies.

Many are wondering what the expert will have to deal with — it might be anonymous Bitcoin (BTC) payments for agents’ services, purchasing equipment, as well as many other options.

Israel is keeping an eye on crypto

Since most terrorist organizations are currently working in cyberspace, it’s no wonder that Mossad, one of the main entities in the Israeli Intelligence Community, is trying to nest in the crypto world. 

According to the job description, the organization is looking for a technological leader in the field of fintech and digital currencies. The position includes leading, initiating, planning, and accompanying systems development activities, and 3 years of experience in the world of fintech is required.

Other positions sought by the agency include a business consultant for what is defined as a “challenging and dynamic role”. Mossad also wants someone who can develop new mechanical means for a job that includes “planning, developing, manufacturing, implementing, writing product portfolios, training, managing product methodology, and performing mechanical integration for complex assemblies”.

Mossad is still in the dark

These positions are way too movie-like, so the position of a cyber-researcher/expert in the field of cameras came as no surprise as well. Making anonymous crypto payments is shady to say the least, so that’s why countries like the US are doing everything possible to prevent such processes. Bitcoin isn’t the best option if you are going for anonymity anyway: Monero (XMR) is a better fit since its whole premise and technology are built on privacy.

The description did not specify if the new expert is going to work with BTC or their own central bank digital currency (CBDC). The Israelis continue to wonder what’s going to be the new way of fighting terrorism.

The national intelligence agency of Israel, Mossad, is looking to hire experts in cryptocurrencies and financial technologies.

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Violaine Silverstein

Quand j’ai commencé dans les cryptos il y a 3 ans, il y avait plus de 95% d’hommes et encore très peu de femmes, bon ça n'a toujours pas beaucoup changé, mais les choses bougent et je suis fière de representer les femmes dans ce milieu très technique qui est passionnant et plein d'avenir.

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