Aragon Acquires Voting Project Vocdoni to Flesh Out Decentralized Governance Stack

The Aragon Association has acquired Vocdoni, a decentralized voting project born out of the Catalan independence movement.

Tech  ·  11 January 2021

Japanese City to Trial Blockchain Voting System

Kaga, Ishikawa Prefecture, is looking at blockchain tech to solve problems in the city, starting with an e-voting system.

Tech  ·  7 December 2020

Voatz Calls for Restrictions on Independent Cybersecurity Research in Supreme Court Brief

Blockchain voting platform Voatz wrote that bug bounty programs are beneficial – provided researchers only operate under the supervision of the companies they’re looking into.

Tech  ·  4 September 2020

Russia’s New Blockchain Voting System Isn’t Ready, but It’ll Be Used This Month Anyway

The solution will be used for remote voting during by-elections for seats in the national parliament on Sept. 13 in two regions.

Policy & regulation  ·  1 September 2020

Hacker Attempts to Disrupt Russia’s Blockchain Voting System

A hacker has attempted to disrupt a blockchain voting system currently being used to help decide constitutional changes in the Russian Federation.

Tech  ·  29 June 2020
Governance Will Now Vote for EOS Candidates, but Wants Their Locations First has issued its own set of criteria to use when voting for EOS block producers, perhaps controversially including where they are based.

News  ·  21 May 2020
Blockchain Voting

Ohio Lawmakers Propose Blockchain Voting in Elections Overhaul Bill

Ohio lawmakers have proposed the launch of a blockchain voting pilot in spite of security experts' repeated warnings against any internet-based elections system.

News  ·  6 May 2020

US Senate Staffers Float Blockchain Voting if Chamber Goes Remote

U.S. Senate staffers, hunting for tech to keep their chamber legislating through crises, floated blockchain voting in an April 30 continuity of Senate memo.

Policy & regulation  ·  4 May 2020

In Defense of Blockchain Voting

Recent election tech foul-ups have people scrambling for paper ballots. But they're not really the future of voting, says Intercoin's Greg Magarshak.

Tech  ·  12 March 2020

When the Going Gets Weird, CoinDesk Readers Look for These Safe Havens

We asked CoinDesk readers where they're putting their money in this weird financial period. The answers were surprising.

Markets  ·  10 March 2020

West Virginia Ditches Blockchain Voting App Provider Voatz

West Virginia will not continue with its use of blockchain-based mobile voting software Voatz amid security concerns from experts.

Policy & regulation  ·  2 March 2020

On EOS Blockchain, Vote Buying Is Business as Usual

Buying votes is a big no-no in traditional democracies, but on the world’s eighth-largest blockchain it’s become an accepted way of doing business.

Tech  ·  24 February 2020

Campaign Privacy Statements Open Voters to Data Sharing

By signing up for one election campaign, you're often consenting to work with others.

Policy & regulation  ·  23 January 2020

DAO Platform Aragon Begins Recruiting Jurors for Tokenized ‘Court’

The blockchain-based court system will allow humans to arbitrate on disputes brought forward by ecosystem members.

Tech  ·  7 January 2020

Moscow Blockchain Voting System ‘Completely Insecure,’ Says Researcher

A blockchain system that will soon be used to allow Moscow residents to vote in elections is currently easy to hack, according to a researcher.

Policy & regulation  ·  16 August 2019