A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside U.S. Dollars. Cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Lightcoin have seen unprecedented growth. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
The expanding popularity of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has brought the emerging blockchain technology to the forefront, and with its rise comes a range of national security concerns for the United States, experts on the new technology say.
In fact, these experts say that it is time for regulators and lawmakers to increase their understanding of the technology, its uses, its potential misuses and to decide how various congressional committees and Cabinet departments will take jurisdiction regarding blockchain.