I found this article very interesting – http://hackingdistributed.com/2018/07/02/on-chain-vote-buying/
the authors describe the use of SGX enclaves (or other trusted hardware) to scale undetectable vote-buying.
- They describe a method for countering such attacks: “The only defense from this is more trusted hardware: to know a user has access to their own key material (and therefore cannot be coerced or bribed), some assurance is required that the user has seen their key.”
Is this something that could be achieved without individual users running their own nodes, in a model like Enigma?
Also curious to hear other thoughts about the article. I think it raised compelling points about on-chain voting: low voter participation, frictionless bribing, and smear campaigns-- things which are hard to predict in nascent systems but may become increasingly valuable targets.