• 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.

  • markets report bitcoin price
    Bitcoin,  Markets Report

    Markets report: Bitcoin retests $14K as markets await cue from Trump Vs. Biden result

    A volatile night produces a second brief wick above $14,000 but no support, with analysts eyeing news from Washington

    Bitcoin showed signs of renewed bullish upside to come on Nov. 4 as U.S. election hype drew to a close. Data from price trackers including CoinMarketCap showed BTC/USD putting in another brief appearance above $14,000 overnight on Tuesday.

  • West Virginia's capitol building
    United States

    The United States just held its first blockchain-enabled elections

    West Virginia lays claim to the most technologically savvy voting process held in America

    In the wake of its federal primary elections last week, West Virginia now bears the distinction of having hosted the country’s first blockchain-enabled voting process. If you’re just tuning in, this was a relatively lightweight application of blockchain voting technology. This technologically-enabled voting process was limited to eligible UOCAVA voters (“Uniformed and Overseas Absentee Voting Act”) and their families in two West Virginia counties: Harrison and Monongalia. That said, the ability to vote using a mobile app had some serious appeal for those who were eligible. It was facilitated by Boston-based technology company Voatz, and a company spokesperson filled us in on how it all went. “One particular overseas voter…