Japanese agency Layer X has introduced the event of an digital voting system based mostly on a blockchain protocol as a part of a wider “sensible metropolis” initiative being pursued by Tsukuba Metropolis.
The Tokyo-based firm mentioned 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 should allow voters to examine 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 appropriately.
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 assorted administrative providers.
Layer X additionally introduced that it’s going to be a part of the Tsukuba Metropolis, Ibaraki Prefecture sensible council, which goals to remodel Tsukuba right into a “sensible metropolis” and transfer it into the digital age.
The Coronavirus pandemic has prompted many nations and native states to develop blockchain-based on-line voting choices. Russia has already experimented with blockchain-based digital voting and has additionally printed the supply code for the platform on GitHub.
Likewise, the French commune of Verneuil-sur-Seine took a vote on a street challenge via a blockchain-based app, and the Michigan Democratic Get together introduced a profitable digital voting experiment by way of the blockchain-based Voatz platform.