elections

After MIT Find Vulnerabilities, Medici Ventures Defends Blockchain Voting App Voatz

Jonathan Johnson, CEO of Overstock and president of Medici Ventures, has issued a statement supporting blockchain in voting in response to the technology’s vulnerabilities claims published on Feb. 13. Emerging technologies got in the crosshairs of regulators when a mobile software application that had been devised to help calculate the total number of votes in …

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Mobile app problems could delay Iowa caucus results

Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Technology is already creating hiccups for the 2020 election mere hours into the caucuses. Democratic county chairs in Iowa told Bloomberg that precinct chairs were having problems downloading or signing into the mobile app used to tabulate and share results from the roughly 1,700 sites. They could still provide results through …

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West Virginia poised to allow smartphone voting for disabled voters

Enlarge Ezra Bailey / Getty Images West Virginia’s legislature last week passed legislation allowing disabled voters to cast votes by smartphone, sending the bill to the desk of Governor Jim Justice. Justice is expected to sign the legislation, according to NBC. It’s a decision that alarms many computer security experts, who say that the Internet …

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Low turnout and polarization are a deadly combo for electoral stability

Enlarge Frankie Roberto / Flickr When people talk about elections like horse races, policy doesn’t matter—all we care about is who’s likely to win. In this fetid theory of elections, governments tend to represent a kind of dissatisfying average of voter opinion. Everyone gets a little bit of the stuff they want, and everyone gets …

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Meet the Crypto Angel Investor Running for Congress in Nevada

“I would love to sit down with President Trump and have a discussion around bitcoin and cryptocurrency,” Lisa Song Sutton, an entrepreneur and bitcoin ATM investor in Las Vegas, told CoinDesk. Sutton might have a better shot than most at having such a conversation. She’s running for Congress in the Fourth Congressional District of Nevada, …

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Russia’s New Prime Minister Has an Opinion of Cryptocurrencies

</header> <strong>The Russian Federation has a new prime minister, Mikhail Mishustin, with a track record of statements regarding cryptocurrencies and an affection for digitalization.</strong><strong> A stated goal of his government will be to turn the country into a digital platform</strong><strong> “for the people.” Time will tell, however, whether his plan encompasses the legal use of …

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US State of Virginia Legislature Looks to Blockchain for Elections

In the United States, Virginia’s state legislature looks to study blockchain to improve elections and voting. Prefiled on Dec. 27 and scheduled for offering on Jan. 8, a new bill requesting further study into blockchain-based elections has emerged in Virginia’s General Assembly. The bill, House Joint Resolution 23, asks the Department of Elections to determine …

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Student May Have Tried to Hack West Virginia’s Blockchain Voting App

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating whether a student at the University of Michigan attempted to hack the West Virginia’s voting app. “Not one single vote was changed”  On Oct. 5, according to CNN, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, Mike Stuart, wrote that the FBI is investigating …

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First Ever Bitcoin PAC Launches Politicoin ICO to Support Candidates

BitPAC, the first ever Bitcoin (BTC) political action committee (PAC), will expand its candidate supporting program with an initial coin offering (ICO), Coindesk reports on Aug. 28. Utility token, not a thing of value Dan Backer, who founded BitPAC back in 2014, revealed that the committee will issue a utility token dubbed Politicoin, which will …

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The Next Big Financial Meltdown Is Around the Corner, Many Voices Warn

</header> <strong>“The economy is looking great,” how many times have they told you that? And why do you usually hear it when you are late on a mortgage payment or during a downsizing purge at your company? Relying on your senses is always a safer bet than trusting the wishful thinking of those who invested …

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