Japan holds its first online blockchain voting system
Mayor Tatsuo Igarashi, who casted a vote using the new voting system, said: “I had thought it would involve more complicated procedures but I found that it’s minimal and easy.”
How does the blockchain based voting work?
It is the first time that the country has engaged itself in digital vote. Voters of the region have to use “My Number” system of the country for casting vote. My Number is way of verifying the validation of a voter. It is a 12-digit social security number that the citizens use and with the help of which voters’ credentials are verified before confirming the vote to be valid.
Unlike traditional voting system, the new voting system is a little different. While the traditional voting method follows a method where voters have to manually cast their vote, the new method will ask voters to vote on screen.
The process also secures the votes that are cast by saving the votes on a decentralized ledger, dismissing the chances of unwanted and illegal meddling with votes and ensuring end-to-end security. And, all these are done with the help of decentralized blockchain technology.
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