Japanese agency Layer X has announced the event of an digital voting system based mostly on a blockchain protocol as a part of a wider “good metropolis” initiative being pursued by Tsukuba Metropolis.
The Tokyo-based firm stated that the brand new system will meet the technical wants of digital voting, together with the prevention of double voting, correct storage of voting content material, voter confidentiality, and administration of operation data.
As well as, it would allow voters to verify their very own voting outcomes, offering the cryptographic potential to confirm that the recording and aggregation processes for the votes on the blockchain community was carried out accurately.
Layer X defined that, via its new system, it seeks to push for a shift in direction of digital voting in native governments. It additionally indicated that it’s working to strengthen efforts aimed toward fixing technical issues associated to the digital transformation (DX) of varied administrative companies.
Layer X additionally introduced that it’s going to be part of the Tsukuba Metropolis, Ibaraki Prefecture good council, which goals to remodel Tsukuba right into a “good metropolis” and transfer it into the digital age.
The Coronavirus pandemic has prompted many international locations and native states to develop blockchain-based on-line voting choices. Russia has already experimented with blockchain-based electronic voting and has additionally published the source code for the platform on GitHub.
Likewise, the French commune of Verneuil-sur-Seine took a vote on a road project via a blockchain-based app, and the Michigan Democratic Party announced a successful electronic voting experiment via the blockchain-based Voatz platform.