Phil Daian

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"Smart contract researcher who, along with his colleagues, wrote the Flash Boys 2.0 paper and coined the term “miner extractable value” (MEV)."

"One of the best known investigations of [vote buying] was published by Phil Daian of Cornell University. He demonstrated that vote buying is possible in any on-chain voting system and that blockchains can allow doing this in a more efficient, trustless and even anonymous way. Daian showed that this is largely independent of the particular design of a governance system or the cryptography used. The challenge is that the blockchain needs to verify cryptographic proofs to tally votes. But those same proofs can also be used to provide evidence of having voted in a certain way enabling token holders to enter into financial agreements to sell votes."