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Presidential Vote in Sierra Leone Held on the Blockchain

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Presidential Vote in Sierra Leone Held on the Blockchain

For the first time in history, a Presidential election has been held using blockchain technology. Sierra Leone Conducts Historic Vote with the Blockchain In Sierra Leone, the ballots were cast in the presidential election, between 16 candidates. But, behind the scenes, the blockchain voting startup Agora was responsible for keeping the votes tallied.   The process was behind this was…

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Liquid Democracy: How Blockchain will Revolutionize Voting

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Liquid Democracy: How Blockchain will Revolutionize Voting

Developers behind Sovereign, an application that combines blockchain technology and Liquid Democracy, are hoping to inspire voters to re-enter the political sphere. A Decaying Political Machine One of the greatest political disappointments of our generation has not been the election of Donald J. Trump. His arrival has certainly been unprecedented, some may say unwelcome, but his election has been the…

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Bitcoin Subverts Power, But this does not make it Democratic

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Bitcoin Subverts Power, But this does not make it Democratic

A sociologist from the UK analyzes in a paper, how Bitcoin can be understood as a political technology. The approach is pretty interesting – even if the result is somehow weak. Tom Redshaw is Ph.D. at the School of Social Science at the Manchester University. And when it happens that a Social Scientists analyzes Bitcoin, he doesn’t care about technology,…

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Swiss Blockchain Startup Procivis Launches eGovernment-as-a-Service Platform

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Swiss Blockchain Startup Procivis Launches eGovernment-as-a-Service Platform

Switzerland-based startup Procivis presented its eGovernment-as-a-Service proof of concept at Microsoft’s public sector digitization day in Bern, Switzerland on January 24. The startup lead by blockchain entrepreneur Daniel Gasteiger aims to “empower citizens by providing eGovernment applications built around self-sovereign digital identities and personal data security” by combining distributed ledger technology with Estonia’s e-government leading experience in that field. Procivis…

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World Leaders Looking at Digitized Voting on the Blockchain

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World Leaders Looking at Digitized Voting on the Blockchain

Representatives from the blockchain industry including experts, consultants, and executives traveled to Philadelphia’s Democratic National Convention to discuss the application of blockchain technology to politics with political leaders and global representatives. At the 2016 International Leaders Forum, one of the major events of the convention with an audience of more than 400 world leaders, Bitfury group Global Chief Communications Officer…

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