Voting

India’s Election Commission Developing Blockchain System for Voting

</header> <strong>The Election Commission of India is collaborating with the Indian Institute of Technology to develop a blockchain system for voting, the Chief Election Commissioner has reportedly revealed. The new system aims to allow Indians to vote even when they are away from their hometowns. Furthermore, the commissioner has proposed to link voter IDs with …

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After MIT Find Vulnerabilities, Medici Ventures Defends Blockchain Voting App Voatz

Jonathan Johnson, CEO of Overstock and president of Medici Ventures, has issued a statement supporting blockchain in voting in response to the technology’s vulnerabilities claims published on Feb. 13. Emerging technologies got in the crosshairs of regulators when a mobile software application that had been devised to help calculate the total number of votes in …

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US State of Virginia Legislature Looks to Blockchain for Elections

In the United States, Virginia’s state legislature looks to study blockchain to improve elections and voting. Prefiled on Dec. 27 and scheduled for offering on Jan. 8, a new bill requesting further study into blockchain-based elections has emerged in Virginia’s General Assembly. The bill, House Joint Resolution 23, asks the Department of Elections to determine …

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Confronting Bitcoin Network Issues Using Nakamoto Consensus and a Mining Parliament

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>On June 28, Bitcoin Cash proponent Javier Gonzalez announced the launch of an interesting protocol called the Bitcoin Mining Parliament (BMP). The theory behind BMP is backed by the concept of Nakamoto Consensus where “miners are the executive power of Bitcoin” and “any needed rules and incentives can be enforced with this …

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Top-10 Industries Being Transformed by Blockchain

After struggling to receive recognition of legitimacy within the mainstream zeitgeist during its sophomoric years, distributed ledger technology (DLT) now comprises the driving force behind a new wave of technological creative destruction. Today, we are going to take a look at some of the industries and processes that are most dramatically undergoing a transformation in …

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Charles Hoskinson Thinks Cardano Will Prevail Over Libra in Emerging Markets

Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson claimed that emerging markets are where cryptocurrencies matter, and that Facebook’s announced virtual currency Libra is not going to find success in this area, according to a report by Finance Magnates on June 26. According to Hoskinson, emerging markets are the future. He says: “Emerging markets are where cryptocurrencies matter […] …

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How Blockchain Voting Is Supposed to Work (But In Practice Rarely Does)

Blockchain-based voting has long been looked at as a use case for the technology – but as with any nascent application, there are bumps along the way. In more recent times, the use of on-chain votes has been positioned as a way to avoid acrimonious debates over governance and, in more extreme, cases, network splits …

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How Crowd Power and Carrots Are Redefining Blockchain Governance

<strong>It’s not just blockchains that have to reach consensus: the people using them also need to be in agreement. Otherwise, chain splits occur, as has happened to Bitcoin 47 times and counting. Blockchain governance has traditionally been dull, involving primitive voting systems and low participation. But as projects like Aragon and Kleros are starting to …

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Ex-NATO Secretary General Bullish on Blockchain as He Partners With Swiss Startup

Swiss blockchain identity network Concordium has hired former Danish prime minister and NATO secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen as a strategic advisor, the company confirmed in a press release on March 20. The Concordium Foundation, the controlling entity behind the Concordium Network that launched a proof of concept in January, aims to tackle blockchain deployment …

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Denver Municipal Election: Another Small Stop on the Road to Universal Blockchain Voting

On March 7, news broke that Denver is slated to become the second United States jurisdiction to pilot a blockchain-powered mobile voting platform in its upcoming municipal election. Absentee voting will start on March 23 and will run until the Election Day, May 7. The announcement came almost exactly one year after the first initiative of …

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