While fleeting in his comments, the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has hinted that the government plans to train officers in embassies around the world about bitcoin.
Bitcoin may soon be a part of the curriculum imparted on foreign service officers stationed at embassies around the world, according to U.S. Secretary Kerry.
The official was talking during a recent appearance at a Silicon Valley gathering during the Virtuous Circle Conference. The topics of the conference were centered around subjects of cybersecurity and the wave of digitization sweeping across various facets of everyday life.
The moderator of the event sought to explore the U.S. government’s technology directive after the former Democratic presidential candidate revealed that there is currently a digital officer, in U.S. embassies. “We’ve got 139 digital officers now in embassies around the world,” Kerry said.
To this, the moderator further questioned if foreign officers at embassies are – in the current era – trained beyond the staple economics and international affairs.
The moderator asked:
Do you think we are now moving into an era where a foreign officer needs to be able to speak with fluency about