With the recent allegations of sexual assault by Asiz Ansari and the recent popularity of blockchain currencies like Bitcoin, there have been some proposals put forth to prevent false allegations of sexual assault through a cryptographically signed contract which details what the participating parties consent to during sex. This essay is an exploration of how an app for entering into contracts for sexual consent does not prevent false allegations, and in fact increases the risk for a party concerned about being assaulted.
Disclaimer: This exploration makes no judgement on the frequency and importance of false allegations of sexual assault. The rate of false allegations are infinitesimal compared to the rate of sexual assaults (both reported and unreported). The primary victims of false allegations of sexual assault are historically heterosexual men, who have previously had little to fear from sex. The idea that we must go through all possible solutions to ensure that heterosexual men continue to have nothing