On 5 April, RUSI published an Occasional Paper which investigates the potential terrorist financing risks that new technologies may pose. It says that virtual assets – especially cryptocurrencies – have been a major area of concern as a new frontier of terrorism financing risks. This paper investigates whether new technologies pose new, or exacerbate existing, risks in Europe. It says that, overall, new technologies have become a part of terrorism financing activities within Europe, but in a less transformational way than many policymakers feared.
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