Mossad, Israeli national intelligence agency seeks to hire a cryptocurrency expert

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The Israeli national intelligence agency, Mossad, is now looking to hire someone who understands digital currencies.

The Israeli national intelligence agency, Mossad, is now looking to hire someone who understands digital currencies.

“A Technological Leader in the Field of FinTech”. This requires candidates to demonstrate knowledge in financial technologies and digital currencies. Their responsibilities include “leading, initiating, planning and accompanying systems development activities.”

According to Israeli national intelligence agency, applicants are required to have at least three years of experience in the Fintech space. Future Mossad employee must be an expert in e-commerce.

Ynet speculates that the organization may be interested in using cryptocurrencies to make anonymous payments to its agents around the world. Another potential application for digital coins would be in the acquisition of sensitive equipment.

The department published a list of targeted cryptocurrency addresses. It also said that it has begun taking control of crypto wallets employed by Hamas to collect money from foreign sponsors in the wake of its conflict with Israel.

“The intelligence, technical and legal tools that enable us to get our hands on terrorist money around the world have been an operational success.” The official did not elaborate further.

Gantz stated in an official statement

Israel is focusing on analyzing intelligence and blockchain data to track funds and identify individuals and exchanges involved in charity campaigns and past terrorism financing cases. 

Israel’s Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations, Mossad, is seeking an expert with a deep understanding of cryptocurrencies and a Fintech background, the online edition of the Israeli national daily Yediot Ahronot, Ynet, had reported the job posting on the agency’s website.

Analysts identify trail of bitcoin donations to Gaza’s ruling group Hamas last month. Israeli defense minister Benny Ganz signed an order authorizing Israeli security forces to seize cryptocurrency accounts believed to be tied to Hamas’ militant wing after the organization had reportedly accelerated its crypto fundraising efforts in the aftermath of the devastation of the Gaza strip this May. According to an ICD-ICT report published last year, wallets allegedly tied to both Hamas and the Iran-affiliated al-Nasser Salah al-Deen Brigades had succeeded in raising almost 3,370 BTC over a four-year period .

Israeli national intelligence agency is seeking to hire a crypto expert – More details for this position are elaborated in this video.

In recent years, the organization, which is classified as a terrorist organization in whole or in part by several countries, has attempted to combat its financial isolation by using crypto for its fundraising campaigns on social media .

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