Democracy

The Future of Democracy Hinges on Privacy Rights
The Future of Democracy Hinges on Privacy Rights
xx network Founder and Creator David Chaum brings to Consensus 2022 a presentation on how technology and privacy rights are our only hope for the future of democracy.
The Future of Democracy Hinges on Privacy Rights

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The ENS Saga and the Pitfalls of DAO Democracy
Decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) are touted as the ultimate governance structure, but where do they break down?
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ETHDenver Shows Not All Crypto Communities Are the Same
In a day focused on reforming economics and society, ETHheads discussed "public goods," Schelling Points and how DAOs can return power to the people.
The registration line for ETHDenver stretches down the block on Thursday, February 17, 2022 (David Z. Morris/CoinDesk)

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Bull Run Democracy, Revisited
In 2017, high-flying bitcoiners attempted to foment democracy in Venezuela by airdropping crypto and paper wallets. What did we learn from these experiments?
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Voatz and Why We Can’t Trust Online Voting Just Yet
Voatz and Why We Can’t Trust Online Voting Just Yet
CoinDesk privacy reporter Benjamin Powers takes an in-depth look at the pitfalls and kinks that still need ironing out before online platforms like Voatz and Democracylive can...
Voatz and Why We Can’t Trust Online Voting Just Yet

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'Snake Oil and Overpriced Junk': Why Blockchain Doesn't Fix Online Voting
More people are wiling to try online voting these days. But experts say it isn't safe, and - despite what you might have heard - blockchain doesn't help much. Not yet, at leas...
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How Bitcoin Is Used to Promote Human Rights: Stories From Activists and Refugees
CoinDesk reporter Leigh Cuen is joined by the Human Rights Foundation’s Alex Gladstein and Syrian entrepreneur Moe Ghashim to discuss how cultural context shapes the way peopl...
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Humans on the Blockchain: Why Crypto Is the Best Defense Against AI Overlords
The strategic use of blockchains will be essential in enabling humans to become meaningful long-term stakeholders in the future of governance, argues entrepreneur Santiago Sir...
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Sierra Leone Secretly Holds First Blockchain-Audited Presidential Vote
Sierra Leone has allowed blockchain tech in a presidential election for what appears to be the first time, marking a milestone in election technology.
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A Controversial Bitcoin Alternative is Seeking a Comeback
A controversial bitcoin alternative that offers owners and miners a choice of block size may be making a comeback.
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