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Using Blockchain for Voting

By Swati Keswani | Sept. 14, 2018, 2:01 p.m. GMT

Japan has always been ahead in the list of countries experimenting with various technologies. Now, Tsukuba has successfully completed its first experiment with a voting framework that joins Blockchain innovation.

From West Virginia to Switzerland, voting on Blockchain frameworks seems to be the latest buzz and the latest to join the ranks is the Japanese city of Tsukuba.

As reported by the Japan Times, another web-based voting framework that fuses Blockchain has been acquainted with given nationals, a chance to vote in favor of various social contribution venture proposals. The voting platform was based on Japan's "My Number" identification framework, which gives all occupants in the nation a 12-digit identification number.

Authorities trust this will make administrative procedures easier while eliminating violations like tax evasion. On the other hand, a few nationals may find the entire idea dissolves their feeling of fundamental security.


Not always a seamless process

 Tatsuo Igarashi, Tsukuba Mayor noticed that choosing this framework to vote was somewhat simple, regardless of problems that it would "include more complicated procedures."

However, the framework had its share of hiccups. 

Natives could vote by computers after getting their My Number card scanned while Blockchain was applied to defend the voting data from extortion. However, some said it was hard to check whether the votes really tallied or not.

 In spite of a couple of issues seen in Tsukuba, the Blockchain-based voting has been getting into the limelight as an ever-increasing number of areas start to leverage this technology.


Leaving a mark on the world with Blockchain voting

The town of Zug, Switzerland stood out as truly newsworthy this late summer, after finishing a trial of a Blockchain-based voting framework. Dieter Muller, the city communication chief said the primary test was a remarkable success, as the individuals who took an interest and participated actively found the real voting procedure to be fairly simple. 

About a month ago, financial specialists at Santander Bank's annual general meeting also made the decision to cast votes through a Blockchain-based framework. In March, West Virginia tried out a blockchain-based mobile voting application. The idea was to give out-of-state military people an approach to effortlessly vote in elections.

Virginia's Secretary of State collaborated with the Boston-based startup Voatz to make the application accessible for qualified personnel. We can express that it is a crucial step for a technology that is still in its infancy, in light of the fact that such technologies must be made flawless by trial and error, as there are no other fruitful ways as of now.

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