While some cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are deeply linked with their blockchain, other blockchains are seeing development that separates them deeply from cryptocurrencies and the volatility of the crypto market.
Blockchain as a Voting Tool
Online votes are the subject of dispute in many countries, while some claim that digital votes will be the solution to this issue, others will constantly argue that they are fake and only paper votes can guarantee the authenticity of the votes. To make the best of both worlds, blockchain technology can enable online voting to be secure, easy to use, and most importantly, verifiable.
Recently, the French National Commission for Information Technology and Civil Liberties (CNIL) granted the French startup, V8te, the highest level of certification possible. Thanks to blockchain, voters can ensure that the ballot has not been altered and that it has been included in the vote.
“Your members, your employees, the voters of your organization, will be able to verify themselves, they will be sovereign, like a citizen, in the verification and in the transparency of the voting process. The fact that the platform is connected to the blockchain means that any citizen or observer can check for themselves that the voting process has been carried out correctly,” says Guillaume Odriosolo, CEO of V8te.
This new use of blockchain could be a game changer for companies, international organizations, and countries that are seeing a visible lack of interest and votes from younger generations. Indeed, according to an electoral commission from the Parliament of the United Kingdom: “The research showed that more than half (55%) of English adults said that being offered e-voting in some form would encourage them to vote at the next local election. And the youngest group – 18-24 year old – were most keen to try the new methods with three-quarters saying that e-voting would encourage them to participate.”
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