The Russian government is experimenting in using blockchain technology to orchestrate local elections. The idea behind the plan is to create open, accountable elections that are free from corruption. The creation of blockchain elections also points to an idea we covered in iState, the blockchain republic, espoused by Donnie Gebert. He called it the Automated Congress, or Direct Republic. Here is that video.
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Posted by The Liberty Principle: No Consent from the Governed on Wednesday, June 14, 2017
The government of Russia has announced that it is advancing its plans to conduct a pilot test on the effectiveness of Blockchain technology in improving the local voting systems in the country. The government further claimed that the technology will make its ongoing Active Citizen program more transparent.
Part of the statement reads:
“The introduction of this technology will make the voting in the [Active Citizen initiative] even more open: it will be difficult to say that the administration incorrectly interprets the answers, changes the results of the voting when the citizens themselves can verify this information.”
Moreover, the government has also made the code behind the pilot program open-source, by publishing it on the web-based control repository hosting service GitHub.
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