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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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    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.

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    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.