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The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) is going from crypto surveillance to crypto creation. According to Bloomberg reporter William Turton, the agency is developing “quantum-resistant crypto.”

Neuberger, Director of the NSA’s Cybersecurity Directorate, revealed this information yesterday during the 10th Annual Billington CyberSecurity Summit in Washington, D.C.  

Quantum computing, although still in its early stages, has the potential to neutralize cryptocurrency. It could theoretically decipher the cryptography that underlies digital currencies. While it’s not clear if Neuberger was referring to cryptocurrency or cryptography, it wouldn’t be the first time the agency has eyed digital currency.

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