Using the Blockchain to Gain Consent for Sex? It’s Happening!

You may soon be able to use the blockchain to formally consent to sex

Dutch startup LegalThings announced Wednesday it plans to release an app designed to allow people to more easily give explicit and formal consent to sex. Through an easy-to-use interface, couples or groups will be able to use the app, dubbed LegalFling, to enter into binding contracts that are recorded on a blockchain, the digital ledger technology that’s designed to save permanent records of transactions in multiple places.

The app is meant to be a “fun” solution for navigating the often ambiguous nuances of sexual consent, said Arnold Daniels, LegalFling’s creator and the co-founder of LegalThings’ co-founder in an email to Business Insider. But Daniels acknowledged it may need more work.

“We want to start a dialogue and get input from those with more expertise on this subject,” Daniels said in an email to Business Insider. “This is a delicate subject that we’d like to get right.”

Unfortunately for Daniels and LegalFling, instead of sparking a dialogue the app is instead drawing sharp criticism, at least from some quarters.

LegalFling represents a “deeply flawed” effort and is a far cry from how sexual consent should actually work, Gizmodo reporter Melanie Ehrenkranz wrote in a piece on her site.

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