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Blockchain Favored by Andrew Yang, America’s 2020 Presidential Hopeful

Brian Njuguna   Aug 23, 2019 06:12 1 Min Read

Andrew Yang, who is eyeing America’s presidential election in 2020, has asserted that blockchain should be incorporated as it will modernize the voting structure. Yang believes that blockchain will propel authentic democracy, as well as boost Americans partake in the voting exercise. 

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Yang stipulates:

“It’s ridiculous that in 2020 we are still standing in line for hours to vote in antiquated voting booths. It is 100% technically possible to have fraud-proof voting on our mobile phones today using the blockchain. This would revolutionize true democracy and increase participation to include all Americans - those without smartphones could use the legacy system and lines would be very short.”

If elected, Yang has vowed to enhance the voting structure using technological innovations such as blockchain. He also asserts that this approach will make voting easier and more authentic. 

Yang’s interest in the crypto sphere can be attested by accepting bitcoin donations in his campaign platform. His supporters orchestrated this initiative after crafting a powerful PAC (political action committee). At the beginning of the year, Yang asked for a precise direction about cryptocurrencies. 

Among the candidates, Yang has emerged to be a crypto enthusiast, and this can be ascertained by the way he wants blockchain embraced in the election. 

 

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