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Brazil Looks to Merge Political Processes with the Ethereum Blockchain

Category: Blockchain, Ethereum, News, Regulation, Tech

Brazil Looks to Merge Political Processes with the Ethereum Blockchain

Brazil’s constitution contains a special provision to safeguard the interests of its population by allowing citizens to sign a petition on an issue they think should be brought up in Congress. The concept, dubbed “popular petitions,” has been mired in many logistical problems for quite some time now. However, that may soon change with the introduction of a project that…

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Shareholder E-voting comes to South Africa thanks to Nasdaq’s Blockchain-based System

Category: Blockchain, News

Shareholder E-voting comes to South Africa thanks to Nasdaq’s Blockchain-based System

In February 2016, Nasdaq announced that they would introduce a blockchain-based program in Estonia to help improve the country’s e-Residency shareholder participation. This platform would allow shareholders of companies listed on the Tallinn Stock Exchange to cast votes digitally, without requiring their physical presence at a meeting. The program’s initial launch in Estonia was meant to be a pilot and…

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Liquid Democracy: How Blockchain will Revolutionize Voting

Category: Blockchain, News, Tech

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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Companies in Delaware Adopt Blockchain Technology to Record Lists of Shareholders

Category: Blockchain, News

Companies in Delaware Adopt Blockchain Technology to Record Lists of Shareholders

A new law approved on August 1 now allows companies in Delaware to keep their list of shareholders on a blockchain. Since Delaware is where more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies are incorporated, this move demonstrates the growing interest from governments and businesses in this new technology. According to Symbiont, a New York–based company developing blockchain technology, a network…

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Japan’s Government to Test Blockchain System Q1 2018

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Japan’s Government to Test Blockchain System Q1 2018

Japan’s government, on the frontier of digital currency adoption, has announced it will be implementing data storage technology borrowed from Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies “to update how individuals and companies interact electronically with government” with an objective of upgrading information security and simultaneously saving money on administrative costs. The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications will commence testing of a…

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PIVX Puts Users at the Forefront of Governance

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, News

PIVX Puts Users at the Forefront of Governance

The privacy-focused cryptocurrency, PIVX, announced a change in its voting system to ensure true decentralization, putting users at the forefront of governance. Since the inception of Bitcoin, it could be argued that blockchain consensus has slowly veered away from the principle of decentralization. In the case of Bitcoin, with the miners unwilling to adopt the SegWit upgrade and a division…

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Charting FERMAT’s Next Leap Forward

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, News, Tech

Charting FERMAT’s Next Leap Forward

Fermat, the decentralized, open-source project is fueling a movement called the “Internet of People (IoP),” has released a new distributed governance model inspired by the cryptocurrency known as Dash. It features an embedded voting system, which includes community-cancelable contracts. Launched in April 2016, Fermat is building an infrastructure with a global map of everyone within the community with verified proof…

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Nasdaq’s E-voting Proof of Concept Hailed as a “Success”

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Nasdaq’s E-voting Proof of Concept Hailed as a “Success”

Nasdaq, the second largest exchange in the world, has published findings of a trial on January 23 where blockchain technology was implemented for e-voting, announcing the Proof of Concept a “success” and shows that the technology behind Bitcoin is versatile, with applications beyond transaction settlements. In February 2016, Nasdaq announced the partnership with the Republic of Estonia, stating that the…

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U.S. Election Security and The Blockchain: Interview With Darin Stanchfield, CEO of KeepKey

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U.S. Election Security and The Blockchain: Interview With Darin Stanchfield, CEO of KeepKey

On the eve of the November 8 U.S. election day, the New York Times is reporting five election vulnerabilities of serious concern including information disclosures, voter registration interference, manipulated polling numbers to news outlets, internet disruptions that prevent access to polls, and voting machines tampering. These issues, amid a hotly debated election, are generating significant chatter regarding election security protocol,…

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Expanse Test Runs Blockchain Voting for US Elections

Category: Altcoins, Ethereum, News, Tech

Expanse Test Runs Blockchain Voting for US Elections

With the 2016 US election soon approaching, Expanse could not have found a better time to announce the launch of their decentralized app (dApp). Revealed November 1, the trial will put to test a blockchain-based voting system for presidential candidates. The dApp is a pilot, demonstrating how voting can take place on Expanse’s blockchain platform. However, this application has no…

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