Forget erasure: why blockchain is really incompatible with the GDPR

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Whether blockchain-based projects can comply with the GDPR is a question of much debate and controversy at present. Many projects make bold claims that they are “GDPR compliant” or that the GDPR does not apply in the first place because they “don’t put personal data on the ledger.” At the same time, these projects often use the pseudonymous identifiers of individuals to…