February 23, 2018

Moscow Begins Crypto-Elections Testing: Thumbs Nose At U.S.

... the city of Moscow is unveiling an Ethereum-based version of its voting system called Active Citizen.  By putting the votes on the blockchain, as long as the code is solid, then the results cannot be disputed.

This is one of the major promises of the trustless systems the crypto-community has been clamoring about for nearly a decade now.  From the moment I heard about Ethereum and smart contracts, the first application that popped into my head was voting.

Votes need to be on the blockchain.

Nothing in our current society is more important than removing the spectre of corruption from our elections.  While I personally think voting is a complete waste of time (Don’t Vote! It only encourages them, is my motto) the reality is a tremendous amount of power is commanded through the siren’s call of the democratic mandate voting confers on a society.

So, it only makes to create a voting system incapable of being hacked.

Read more at https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-22/moscow-begins-crypto-elections-testing-thumbs-nose-us

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