• Andrew Yang Iowa Democratic caucus blockchain voting
    Politics,  Technology

    Iowa primary debacle could boost blockchain-based voting

    The first Democratic presidential primary fell flat after reporting problems that might have been avoided with blockchain balloting

    A disastrous switchover to an unready-for-primetime app for reporting vote tallies left Iowa's critical, first-in-the-nation caucus results completely unknown amid claims of unspecified “inconsistencies” and chaos.

  • Andrew Yang wants to be America's first goth president (photo by Andrew Frawley for Yang2020.com).
    Technology,  United States

    U.S. presidential candidate Andrew Yang backs blockchain voting

    The Democratic contender made an official policy statement on August 22, calling the current system of standing in line ‘ridiculous’

    Presidential Andrew Yang established himself as the blockchain Democrat back in April, when he added a call for clear regulation of cryptocurrencies to his policy proposals months before Facebook’s Libra stablecoin proposal made it a hot topic. Now he wants to bring voting onto the blockchain.

  • Russian spy Maria Butina (via Wiki commons)
    Innovators

    Patrick Byrne overstocks on Russian agent, resigns

    Overstock.com CEO bows out after placing himself at the center of a scandal involving a Russian agent and election interference

    Take one sultry Russian agent, a middle-aged tech CEO nearly twice her age, and add in the FBI, Hillary Clinton, allegations of election interference, and vague comments about the “deep state” and “Men in Black,” and you’ve got the makings of Netflix’s next hot series. Or, the reason the CEO of Overstock.com resigned on August 22 from the dot-com company he built into a major online retailer.