Sierra Leone Secretly Holds First Blockchain-Powered Presidential Vote – CoinDesk

Behind the scenes of Sierra Leone’s presidential election Wednesday, a second, perhaps larger milestone was quietly achieved. As voters lined up to cast votes in what had been a heated campaign between 16 candidates, unbeknownst to them, blockchain voting startup Agora was helping keep track of it all, and through its proprietary distributed ledger, providing … Read more

Easy as Chat? Stellar Invests in OKCupid Founders' Crypto Quest – CoinDesk

Settling a tab in crypto tokens? While the idea may seem far from mainstream, it’s actually at the center of a deal that finds the non-profit behind the world’s eighth-largest blockchain, the Stellar Development Foundation, funding the co-founders of OKCupid and their new cryptography-centric startup, Keybase. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, Keybase has accepted an undisclosed … Read more