Andrew Yang wants your vote. And if he gets it, he promises that when you vote for him again in 2024, you’ll do it on a smartphone. And that the vote will be recorded on a blockchain.
According to the 2020 presidential hopeful’s website, Yang believes that his “Modernize Voting” policy will increase voter participation and reduce “tampering” and “hacking.”
Yang is no stranger to crypto, of course, and his pro-Bitcoin campaign targets a demographic which has largely been cast out in the financial cold.
However, that doesn’t necessarily mean he knows what he’s talking about.
A number of crypto startups have already attempted to promote blockchain voting, with very little to show for it thus far. I remain highly skeptical of the idea, and I’m not the only one.
As the Bitcoin oracle Andreas Antonopolous explains, you can’t simply throw “magic blockchain” at every single problem.