Denver Municipal Election: Another Small Stop on the Road to Universal Blockchain Voting
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Despite widespread suspicion of the technology’s ability to underpin secure elections, some U.S. jurisdictions are pushing ahead with limited blockchain-enabled voting trials. On March 7, news broke that Denver is slated to become the second United States jurisdiction to pilot a blockchain-powered mobile voting platform in its upcoming municipal election. Absentee …
Funding Hate: The Far-Right’s Pivot to Crypto
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As controversial figures on the right find themselves deplatformed, they increasingly turn to crypto for fundraising. Cryptocurrencies were never apolitical. The fateful 2008 Satoshi Nakamoto treatise did not appear in an ideological vacuum: Notions of online privacy, proactive use of cryptography for protecting individual freedom, and denationalization of currency that …
Blockchain-Powered Prediction Platforms: Governance and Uses Beyond Gimmick Markets & Death Pools
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A series of controversies around specific prediction markets highlight Augur’s governance issues. The views expressed here are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent the views of Cointelegraph.com Like many other ICO success stories and subsequent leaders in their respective market segments, Augur, the preeminent platform for decentralized predictions, …
The Making of the First US ICO Fraud Case
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The suspect in the first criminal ICO case never issued a single token. In common law systems, it is precedent that informs judicial approaches to new and previously unaddressed matters. The precedent that will likely shape the body of U.S. case law on fraudulent initial coin offerings (ICOs) is currently …