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Wouldn't It Be Great If People Could Vote on the Blockchain?


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Credit: Casey Chin / Wired

From Moscow to Denver, election officials and startups have embraced the idea of voting on the blockchain as a way to make mobile voting safer. Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang has added blockchain voting to his official campaign platform. "It is 100 percent technically possible to have fraud-proof voting on our mobile phones today using the blockchain," he writes.

Sounds appealing. Mobile voting could indeed increase voter participation, but it's plagued by security issues in search of a solution.

The solution isn't blockchain.

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