Switzerland’s proposed new e-voting system has a flaw clouding the country’s Crypto Valley. It’s serious enough to allow hackers to steal an election without being detected.
Blockchain technology to tackle another American election
After a successful test in West Virginia, blockchain-based voting moves to Denver, and beyond politics to shareholder meetings
Eighteen years after the Florida hanging chads debacle cast the legitimacy of an American president into doubt, the voting technology introduced to fix those problems remains so vulnerable to hacking that the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in September urged a return to paper ballots and an end to Internet voting. That’s a problem blockchain developers think they can fix.
Must-reads for October 29, 2018: Bitcoin might be a threat to democracy but may be replaced and no one cares anyway
These are the crypto stories you should be following today
Is Bitcoin Secretly Messing with the Midterms? (Politico) According to Betteridge’s Law, “Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no.” This is no exception. Bitcoin seems indestructible but is another cryptocurrency about to take its place? (The Independent) According to Betteridge’s Law, “Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no.” This is no exception. Bitcoin Can Boast Incredible Stability, But Interest Also Hits a Low (Today) Bitcoin’s low volatility is coinciding with a drop in Google searches for the term “Bitcoin” (it’s at its lowest since May 2017). Does that explain everything? Probably not,…