- "Phil is a researcher focusing on smart contract security at IC3, a collaborative initiative that is advancing blockchain technology and smart contracts. Phil graduated from University of Illinois with a degree in Computer Science and is currently receiving his PhD from Cornell University."
"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."