Blockchain unsuitable for election security

S Aufrecht

While the notion of using a blockchain as an immutable ballot box may seem promising, blockchain technology does little to solve the fundamental security issues of elections, and indeed, blockchains introduce additional security vulnerabilities.1


  1. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Securing the Vote: Protecting American Democracy, p104. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. (https://doi.org/10.17226/25120).