Israel’s Mossad spy agency is seeking to hire a crypto expert


Israel’s national intelligence agency, Mossad, has posted a list of jobs for an expert on cryptocurrencies with at least three years of experience in the fintech space.

The candidate must have “a deep technological understanding and expertise in the world of fintech, e-commerce, DEF and digital currencies,” according to the sketched requirements.

The description of the role concisely indicates that it includes “leading, initiating, planning and accompanying systems development activities” – open enough for local media to offer their own interpretation of what the Mossad may be looking for a crypto expert.

An important Israeli news site Ynet, for example, has asserted that Mossad will likely be interested in using cryptocurrencies to make anonymous payments to his agents or to purchase equipment.

Much of the Israeli state’s recent cryptocurrency relationship has focused on Bitcoin (BTC) and the popularity of other cryptocurrencies at the militant wing of Hamas, the de facto ruling authority of the Gaza Strip in Palestine. In recent years, the organization, which is classified as a terrorist organization in whole or in part by several countries, has tried to combat its financial isolation with crypto for its fundraising campaigns on social networks.

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Last month, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Ganz signed an order authorizing Israeli security forces to seize cryptocurrency accounts believed to be linked to Hamas’ militant wing, after the organization reportedly accelerated its crypto fundraising efforts following the destruction of the Gaza Strip this May.

According to an ICD-ICT report published last year, wallets allegedly linked to Hamas and the Iranian affiliates al-Nasser Salah al-Deen managed to collect nearly 3,370 BTC over a four-year period.