Trust tinged by Greed will get abused. Bitcoin Tech Talk Issue #213
The past week in US politics has at times looked exciting, ridiculous, incredulous and inevitable. Over 120 million people in the US voted in a close and tightly contested election. What’s become clear since the vote is that there are not easily verifiable ways to know that the votes have been counted correctly, or that no one cheated. The attack surface of the voting is just so large that there’s no way to guarantee a free and fair election.
What’s more the choices that Americans are faced with are binary and there’s little room for subtlety in a vote. The result is that we get candidates that no one’s really satisfied with but nevertheless are passionately argued for. Why is this the case?