In South Korea will test the voting system on a blockchain

The South Korean government is going to use the blockchain for counting of votes in the elections and is preparing to test a new system.

The South Korean government is going to use the blockchain for counting of votes in the elections and is preparing to test a new system.

The South Korean government is going to use the blockchain for counting of votes in the elections and is preparing to test a new system.
What is known?

The national election Commission of South Korea back in 2013, launched a platform for e-voting K-Voting, which since then have used 5.64 million. It is little more than a tenth of the population of the country — because of the risk of hacking and fraud with the counting system is not popular among citizens.

Resistant to fraud a distributed blockchain network will make the election process more transparent and will help to increase confidence in the online voting among the population. The new system will prepare to test in December. To start planning with a survey of the Korean Agency for Internet and security (KISA) and the blockchain community of Seoul National University.

It is possible to vote from your smartphone or PC. Blockchain used for identity verification, and to store the results. According to the results of the test, the authorities will analyze the data and decide where to go next.

This is not the first such experiment with bloccano. In the spring a similar system used in the election of the President of the African Sierra Leone in parallel with the official ballot the traditional way. And in September, the Japanese have tested the technology during the vote for social initiatives in the science city of Tsukuba.

Sources: ZDNet, TNW
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