• Kyrgyzstan blockchain voting
    Politics,  Technology

    Krygyzstan leader plans blockchain voting for re-do parliamentary elections

    With disputed elections behind three revolts, the volatile nation’s acting president wants to partially replace its central election commission with a blockchain system

    Acting President Sadyr Japarov said during a press conference that a blockchain system will partially replace Kyrgyzstan's central election commission. It’s most recent election was annulled last month after protests over vote rigging. Japarov explained that the nation saw three revolutions start because of elections, so such events must be transparent and the government has to learn a lesson from this and provide accountability.

  • blockchain voting bad idea
    Technology

    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.

  • Andrew Yang withdraws democratic primary
    Cryptocurrencies,  Politics

    Andrew Yang, crypto’s favorite son, ends his presidential run

    The blockchain enthusiast withdrew from the presidential primary after poor showings in Iowa and New Hampshire

    “I am the math guy,” Yang said, “and it is clear tonight from these numbers that we are not going to win this race.” His presidential platform was the first to incorporate formal policies on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.