International Security & Foreign Policy

Financial Intelligence in the Age of Digital Money and Global Jihad: A Protocol for Targeting and Analyzing Digitally Based Terrorist Financing

Grant Year: 2016


Cynthia Dion-Schwarz and Martin Libicki will analyze whether and how al Qaida, Hezbollah, and the Islamic State are using new cryptocurrencies to support their operations. They will analyze the capabilities, requirements, and limitations of cryptocurrencies and develop a set of potential indicators so that the policy community will have warning that a terrorist organization may be employing crypto-based financial capabilities. The project’s findings will appear in a report.

RAND Corporation International Security & Foreign Policy

$150,000