Two Boston-based companies have collaborated to implement a remote voting system through the blockchain. Companies Voatz, Inc. and Clear Ballot Group,
Two Boston-based companies have collaborated to implement a remote voting system through the blockchain. Companies Voatz, Inc. and Clear Ballot Group, Inc., have explored the issue of remote voting for over an year now.
By using an open source blockchain platform, Voatz has designed a secure platform for high volume remote voting to be possible on smartphones and tablets, as cryptocoinnews.com wrote. The voting company Clear Ballot has assisted with its experience and knowledge of the voting industry.
However, there are still several questions to be addressed before the service may be offered to the general public, as Nimit Sawhney, co-founder and CEO of Voatz said in an interview.
“These include end-to-end verification, voter anonymity, authentication, security, cost, ease of deployment, scalability, user experience and most importantly – public trust.”, added Sawhney.
As the two companies hope, the product will offer voters a convenient and easy to use app on their smartphones. In this way, they would be able to vote anywhere thanks to the blockchain technology.
Cryptocoinnews.com has noted that using the blockchain to design voting systems is not a new thing.
In Octomber last year Abu Dhabi`s Securities Exchange (ADX) announced the launch of a e-voting platform based on the blockchain technology, as cryptocoinnews.com wrote.
“The Abu Dhabi Plan is what inspires us to accomplish our strategic goals. ADX is committed to creating a business environment that is both competitive and flexible. Accordingly, adopting Blockchain technology in our projects comes in alignment with the digital transformation of Abu Dhabi’s government services as we constantly strive to introduce new ways that ease the process of doing business in the Emirate.”, said Rashed Al Blooshi, Chief Executive of ADX as quoted by the official press release available at zawya.com.
Also, the New York University students Kevin Kirby, Anthony Masi, and Fernando Maymi developed a voting system that relies on blockchain technology. The name of the system is Votebook and it was described as “secure, scalable and consistent with current voter behavior and expectations of privacy.”, wrote hacked.com.
“Concerns about ballot stuffing, fraud, and cyber attacks have rattled voter confidence”, said Maymi in an interview with hacked.com. “It’s time that the voting system became more transparent, and we have shown that we should and can harness the power of blockchain technology to serve democracy”, concluded he.