MAY 25 DIGEST: Blockchain Based Political Party Launches, Ross Ulbricht asks Judge for Leniency

The organizer of the Sydney Bitcoin meetup has launched an Australian political party that utilizes Blockchain tech; Ross Ulbricht has asked the judge of the Silk Road trials to impose the most lenient sentence possible, and more top stories for May 25.

Bitcoin Sydney Meetup Organizer Launches Blockchain Based Political Party

Max Kaye, organizer of the Sydney Bitcoin meetup BitcoinSYD, has launched an Australian political party that utilizes Blockchain technology. The party, which is named the Neutral Voting Block (NVB) does not have any policies of its own. Instead, elected officials are told how to vote by participants using a blockchain.

On its website, the NVB writes:

“The Neutral Voting Bloc values conjecture and a culture of criticism above all else. The NVB in and of itself embodies this value and intends to help foster a naturally critical environment to increase the quality of policy output. By focusing on the environment, and not particular policies, the NVB provides a way to upgrade democracy without being bogged down by partisan politics.”

Ross Ulbricht Asks Judge for Leniency

Convicted Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht and no less than 97 of his friends and family members have written to his judge just days prior to sentencing, asking her to impose the most lenient sentence possible.