US Government Sanctions Crypto Addresses Linked to Russian Election Fraud Scheme

The move is part of a sweeping set of actions taken by the U.S. government against alleged Russian election interference.

News  ·  15 April 2021

New MIT Paper Roundly Rejects Blockchain Voting as Solution to Election Woes

Encryption inventor and head of MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative are among authors of a new paper that points out why blockchain and voting are a bad pairing.

Tech  ·  16 November 2020

How Investors Are Trading the Election

As the U.S. presidential election gets closer, market “predictions” are showing up in stocks from energy to private prisons.

People  ·  12 October 2020

Bitcoin Traders Say Options Market Understates Likelihood of Chaotic US Election

Analysts warn against reading too much into the complacency suggested by the volatility metrics.

Markets  ·  22 September 2020

US Postal Service Envisions Blockchain-Backed Mail-In Voting

Whether the USPS intends to experiment with its mail-in voting system was unclear Thursday.

News  ·  13 August 2020

Election App Voatz Just Got Kicked Out of a Major Bug Bounty Program

Bug bounty platform HackerOne severed ties with Medici Ventures-backed Voatz, the blockchain-based mobile voting app for breach of partnership standards.

News  ·  30 March 2020

Why Aren’t the Candidates Talking About Digital Currency?

Given the threat to US interests posed by a digital yuan and similar projects, you might think candidates would have positions on the future of money. Not so much.

Policy & regulation  ·  3 March 2020

MIT Wasn’t Only One Auditing Voatz – Homeland Security Did Too, With Fewer Concerns

A newly declassified DHS cyber audit complicates Thursday’s reports of major security vulnerabilities in the Voatz mobile voting app.

News  ·  14 February 2020
Congressional Blockchain Caucus

Meet the Crypto Angel Investor Running for Congress in Nevada

Lisa Song Sutton, an entrepreneur and bitcoin ATM investor, is running for Congress in the Fourth Congressional District of Nevada. If elected, she'd like to sit down with President Trump and talk about bitcoin and cryptocurrency.

People  ·  23 January 2020

Congressional Challenger to House Speaker Pelosi Is Fundraising in Crypto

Democratic blockchain and crypto enthusiast Agatha Bacelar is challenging House Speaker Pelosi on a tech-focused platform.

Policy & regulation  ·  2 October 2019

Andrew Yang Super PAC Will Accept Lightning-Powered Bitcoin Donations

Supporters of presidential candidate Andrew Yang can now send bitcoin donations to a new super PAC via the Lightning Network.

Business  ·  25 July 2019
Funding Rounds

Overstock’s Medici Ventures Leads $7 Million Round for Blockchain Voting Startup

Blockchain-based mobile voting platform Voatz has raised $7 million in a Series A round led by Overstock's Medici Ventures and Techstars.

Business  ·  6 June 2019
Blockchain Voting

Thai Government Agency Develops Blockchain Tech for Elections Voting

A Thailand government agency has developed a blockchain-based solution that's set to digitalize elections voting in the country.

Markets  ·  3 January 2019

South Korea Eyes More Reliable E-Voting With December Blockchain Trial

South Korea's National Election Commission says it is building a blockchain-based voting platform to be trialed in December.

Policy & regulation  ·  28 November 2018

US Elections Push Augur’s Total Ether Bets Over $2 Million

Betting on elections to the U.S. House has brought over $700,000 onto the platform, pushing the midterms market into the top spot.

Markets  ·  6 November 2018