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    Is blockchain voting a bad idea?

    Blockchain skeptic Jeremy Epstein explains why he thinks blockchain cannot fix flaws in the voting process—and could even fuel fraudulent elections

    Using the technology doesn’t tackle the problems concerning remote voter identification and management—and there is a risk that malware on computers or a hacked voting app could result in the wrong vote being recorded on a blockchain. There’s no way to audit results relative to voter intent either, and in any case, many blockchain protocols simply aren’t scalable enough to cope with a national election where millions of people vote in a single day.

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    People,  Politics

    ‘Don’t Vote McAfee’: A presidential ‘un-hopeful’ talks privacy and why the president is powerless

    Presidential candidate and controversial crypto enthusiast John McAfee spoke to Modern Consensus about the importance of privacy, DEXs and, of course, the Kennedy assassinations

    Before the presidential campaign, John McAfee had long been known in the crypto space for his contentious Twitter account, where he used to promote altcoins in between tweets about bitcoin’s price (with infamous phallic bets) and alternate history. Now, however, the altcoin promotions are off the table—but the conspiracy theory claims are definitely not—as McAfee gears up for a 2020 U.S. presidential campaign that has the catchy slogan, “Don’t Vote McAfee.”

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    Politics,  Regulation

    Bloomberg promises clarity for crypto as president

    Whether the billionaire’s ‘get tough on Wall Street’ platform will be good or bad for the cryptocurrency industry remains to be seen

    Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg on Tuesday rolled out his plan to rein in Wall Street. As part of that, he wants to provide clear but tough regulations for cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings as well.