Last quote by Priscilla Moriuchi
We weren't able to determine the volumes, like how many bitcoin they can generate per certain time period. We could just see activity. First [hypothesis] is that the activity is sponsored by the state, as a way to generate funds for the regime. The second hypothesis is that it's an individual user, among this small sliver of leaders and their families who have access to the internet. Only the most senior leaders and ruling elite are granted access to worldwide internet directly.feedback
Priscilla Moriuchi has most recently been quoted in an article called Bitcoin 'mining': A new way for North Korea to generate funds for the regime. Priscilla Moriuchi said, “One week, when I retrieved the data for the week of May 17, I noticed there was unusual amount of bitcoin activity that I have not seen before ... from nothing to hundreds of data points a day, clearly bitcoin mining. And it was ongoing, through the end of my dataset.”. Priscilla Moriuchi has been quoted a grand total of 4 times in 2 articles.
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Quotes by Priscilla Moriuchi
Sep 13 2017
One week, when I retrieved the data for the week of May 17, I noticed there was unusual amount of bitcoin activity that I have not seen before ... from nothing to hundreds of data points a day, clearly bitcoin mining. And it was ongoing, through the end of my dataset.feedback
Sep 13 2017
It's possible they [North Korea] have been "mining" bitcoin for a while, but they stopped for a period of time. ... or maybe they are using infrastructure and computers in other places. We happen to have the view to this one snapshot for this one period of time. Bitcoin ['mining'] in itself is not criminal by any means; it's not a suspect activity. But the timing of that activity was an interesting correlation with the WannaCry [cyber]attack.feedback
Jul 25 2017
These leaders are doing many of the same things that we do when we wake up in the morning. They're not isolated.feedback
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