Tag: elections

Nov 16 2020

New MIT Paper Roundly Rejects Blockchain Voting as Solution to Election Woes

Nov 16 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  blockchain voting election2020 elections tech

Encryption inventor and head of MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative are among authors of a new paper that points out why blockchain and voting are a bad pairing.

Nov 06 2020

Analyst Reveals Why Georgia’s January Election Is Crucial for Bitcoin

Nov 06 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  analysis elections politics

Though citizens are in day three of the U.S. elections, those holding Bitcoin may need to wait a little longer before a stimulus-driven bull run can continue. More Free Money, No Matter What The Federal Reserve met on Nov. 5 to discuss whether the U.S. economy needs another dose of quantitative easing, a policy whereby the central bank buys...

What the Crypto Industry Could See Under a Biden Administration

Kristin Smith, executive director of the Blockchain Association and a board member of HODLpac, discusses how advocating for crypto will change under what is likely to be a new presidential administration. In this episode she talks about: what crypto advocacy typically entails...

Nov 05 2020

If the US Voted With Blockchain, We’d Already Know the Election Winner

Major commentators in the crypto space reminded that the U.S. election would have already been done and dusted if the country had used blockchain technology to count votes. Blockchain Voting: Quick and Secure Elections Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao pointed out that...

Nov 04 2020

These 3 Election Day Surprises Left Crypto Investors in Turmoil

Nov 04 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  analysis elections politics

President Donald Trump on Tuesday shocked the pre-election polls, predicting a landslide victory for Biden. Both candidates are now headed for a close finish, with Biden in the lead. Contentious US Elections Shocks Prediction Markets Along with...

PredictIt Users Threaten Lawsuit Following Disastrous Election Night Crash

Nov 04 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  analysis elections politics

Major crypto prediction market PredictIt crashed in the early hours of the morning on Nov. 4, with the team posting a tweet at 01:27 am UTC addressing the problem. ...

Nov 03 2020

The Biggest Winners of the US Elections? Crypto Prediction Markets

Nov 03 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  analysis elections politics

The winner of the U.S. presidential election will dictate the direction of the world's largest economy. And though Biden and Trump stand opposed, the markets only fear one thing: a deadlock. ...

Nov 02 2020

Bitcoiners Weigh In On The U.S. Presidential Election

Bitcoin is inherently apolitical, in the sense that no third party or government can influence the critical aspects of how the network functions. But politicians can influence Bitcoin tangentially, by introducing regulations that make it harder to access, implementing economic policies that drive more people toward this alternative or through other actions within their power. And decisions by individuals to leverage BTC, to...

Bitcoin Bulls May Concede Ground Amidst US Election Jitters

Nov 02 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  elections markets trading

Bitcoin is set for its most important trading week since May's halving event, as crypto participants brace themselves for the uncertainty surrounding the upcoming U.S. election result. Bitcoin Bulls Take Breather Before U.S. Elections The pioneer cryptocurrency posted its second-highest monthly price close on record last month while...

Bitcoin Could Quickly Recover In Case of a Correction After U.S. Elections

Despite a possible increase in volatility after the U.S. Presidential elections, Bitcoin (BTC) would be able to quickly recover if it falls due to a correction in financial […]

Oct 10 2020

Bitcoin Edges Towards $11,500 Less Than a Month Before U.S. Elections

Oct 10 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  elections markets

Bitcoin's price has blown past $11,000, with a 6.53% increase in the last three days as anticipation of another bull run mounts. The move comes with the American elections just 23 days away. Bitcoin's Technical Breakout Since the beginning of this month, BTC's price has faced two major shocks with...

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