USMC – The United States Marine Corps, recently on Tuesday banned service members from installing bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency related mining apps on government-furnished mobile phones.
“Bitcoin/Cryptocurrency Mining Tools” appears on a list of prohibited app types, alongside games, gambling, dating, security bypassing and other unsanctioned categories banned within the USMC memo signed Tuesday.
While the memo permitted that certain commercial apps “offering new opportunities to enhance mission effectiveness,” others nonetheless introduce “privacy and security concerns,” especially when installed on government phones. However, it didn’t provided a specific reason for the bitcoin mining application ban.
The memo asked service members to heed the United States Government’s warnings while downloading prohibited applications onto their personal devices.