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Indian University Students Create Blockchain-Based System for Online Voting

News A group of students from an Indian university has created a blockchain-based voting system that enables voters to cast their ballots online. The voting system was developed by three students from Malla Reddy Engineering College for Women, local business and finance publication The Hindu Busin..

Two More US Jurisdictions Launch Blockchain-Based Mobile Voting

News Two state counties in the United States are implementing blockchain-based mobile voting in the special elections in November. On Oct. 18, the nonprofit Tusk Philanthropies announced its partnership with Jackson and Umatilla Counties in Oregon to pilot the mobile elections platform Voatz. The ..

Bitcoin Will End the Reign of ‘Dictators and Toll Trolls,’ Says Tim Draper

News Billionaire investor Tim Draper has stated that he expects Bitcoin (BTC) — combined with other technologies — to change how governments operate worldwide. In a Medium post published on Oct. 10, Draper calls Bitcoin “the startup currency” and praises its decentralization and borderless nature,..

27-Year-Old Pelosi Challenger Accepts Cryptocurrency Campaign Donations

News A candidate for the United States House of Representatives in 2020 is accepting cryptocurrency donations to run against Representative and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Supporting economic freedom with cryptoAgatha Bacelar, a Stanford engineer and designer who served with Emerson Collect..

Can PACs Popularize Cryptocurrency Donations in US Politics?

Analysis Earlier this week, BitPAC — conceivably the only active crypto-centric political action committee (PAC) — announced its plans to hold an initial coin offering (ICO). The committee will reportedly issue a utility token called Politicoin, which will then be used to support its candidates ru..

Bitcoin Is a Geopolitical Turmoil Indicator, Says Market Researcher

News Co-founder of market research firm DataTrek Research Nicholas Colas says that Bitcoin (BTC) is a geopolitical turmoil indicator. Bitcoin as a market indicatorIn an interview with CNBC published on Aug. 14, Colas claimed that Bitcoin was one of the few assets of which the price predicted Hong ..

Anti-Corruption Group Proves Crypto’s True Power: You Can’t Confiscate Math

Last week in Russia, state agents tore apart the offices of FBK, a privately funded anti-corruption foundation, freezing group assets and more than 100 bank accounts. Officials are using suspicion of money laundering as justification for targeting the largely bitcoin-funded group, possibly in a bid ..

Elon Musk Supports Yang – But Does Andrew Yang Really Support Bitcoin?

There’s much talk about multi-billionaire innovator Elon Musk’s newly announced support for Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang. Yang, known as the Bitcoin-friendly choice for 2020, has a reputation for innovation with his unique stance on Universal Basic Income, emphatic blockchain talkin..

The Myth of Authority: Mnuchin Denies USD Is Used Criminally

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has once again weighed in on bitcoin, claiming the U.S. dollar has not been used to finance “nefarious” activity on a recent episode of CNBC’s Squawk Box. Democratic House Representative Maxine Waters also dropped a tasty nugget of a soundbite as well, sharing ..

US Congress on Libra Overview: Trust, Privacy and Genocide Accusations

Analysis The United States Congress’ hearings on Libra are over. First, on July 16, the Senate Banking Committee held a testimony on Facebook’s cryptocurrency project, which was followed by a meeting organized by the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee on the next day. David Marc..

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