The Bitcoin Today Coalition’s Veterans for Energy and Technology Security Community leverages veterans, ex-intel, and national security experts to articulate the national security and foreign policy benefits of the bitcoin network. BTC VETS aims to engage with and advise stakeholders in the DoD, intelligence, and foreign service communities to maintain American dominance in the bitcoin space.
Bitcoin has profound implications for national security, domestic political stability, and energy security. Early adoption positions the US to compete globally as the network’s value increases and use cases proliferate. As a mechanism for financial inclusion, freedom of financial expression, and a hedge against monetary debasement, bitcoin will increasingly be involved in discussions around censorship and government overreach. And finally, the large and flexible load profile of industrial bitcoin mining data centers is providing much-needed grid-stabilizing services nationwide while monetizing renewable generation without the need for government subsidies. BTC VETS believes these characteristics of bitcoin make it a critical national security asset requiring sound policy and a strategic approach to adoption.
The VETS Community is currently led by Kyle Schneps (President and Intelligence Community Rep), Alex Brammer (Co-Chair and SOF Community Rep), and Jayson Browder (Co-Chair and Veterans Community Rep).
Articles and Reports:
The following are articles and reports that we think either directly or indirectly illuminate the role that bitcoin is playing in reshaping our world from the perspective of energy and technology security. We offer them as educational resources only, with full credit going to their respective authors. Our listing of them here does not mean that we fully endorse all the views expressed in them. Rather, we see them as a useful jumping-off point for conceptualizing how bitcoin is reshaping our world both physically and socially.
Honestly: The Case for American Seriousness
Russia’s War Is the End of Climate Policy as We Know It
Age Of the Electron Part IV: The ElectroDollar, a Possible Answer to the Fraying US Global Currency Reserve System
A Serious Proposal on US Energy
Bitcoin and US National Security
Bitcoin Mining & The Grid (Part 1): Generators
The Renewable Grid Needs Bitcoin Mining
Quantifying the Potential Impact of Bitcoin Mining on Global Methane Emissions
The Carbon Bankroll: The Climate Impact and Untapped Power of Corporate Cash
Impacts of Large, Flexible Data Center Operations on the Future of ERCOT
President, Intelligence Community Rep
Co-Chair, SOF Community Rep
Co-Chair, Veterans Community Rep
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