160 - Is the CIA Spying on Crypto? with Annie Jacobsen
Inside the episode
The 2023 crypto movement is sufficiently large enough that it has certainly attracted the attention of every intelligence agency out there. We want to learn about how the world’s intelligence agencies might have or are interacting with the crypto community.
Is the CIA spying on crypto? Our guest Annie gives us her thoughts.
8:00 Three Letter Agencies
14:40 Annie’s Work
17:33 Crypto Patterns
20:48 State vs. Non-State Actors
33:18 Government’s Crypto Interest?
38:05 The Different Intelligence Communities
46:56 North Korea-Linked Lazarus Group
51:46 Untapped Crypto Lands
56:20 The Internet Analogy
1:02:26 The Intelligence Community Crypto Strategy
1:04:45 CIA Hedge Fund
1:12:03 Is My Friend in the CIA?
1:19:46 Totalitarian Tools
1:23:58 Is Crypto a Win for the Intelligence Community?
1:28:15 How Should We Perceive the Intelligence Community?
1:31:16 Closing & Disclaimers