Voter Credibility and Blockchain

[SIZE=6]Brazil looks at Blockchain for citizen participation[/SIZE]

Tech can change how trust and democracy works, non-profit director believes.
By Charlene Chin

14 NOV 2016

A Brazilian research institute is building a voting platform on Blockchain, to gather the public to participate in government decisions and policy-making.

Blockchain is a digital platform that records transactions in real time and distributes the data across a network of computers. This feature has made it foolproof to hacks, as records once made, are immutable.

ITS Rio, a non-profit think tank, is currently building a voting system using Blockchain for the Brazilian government. The platform will gather digital signatures and link them directly to voters’ unique identification numbers. This will “allow them to formally express their support for social-driven draft bills” and at the same time prevent fraud, Ronaldo Lemos – Director of the Institute for Technology & Society of Rio de Janeiro (ITS Rio) wrote in a blog post.

The application “will establish the identity of voters” based on a unique ID number provided by the government, and store the information on the Blockchain, Lemos notes.

The new approach will cut the inefficiency of gathering paper votes, and shift citizens’ trust to be based on a “distributed model”, he explains, to be based on “cryptographic proofs” rather than a manual tally of votes.

“Our current trust model is based on a centralized or a decentralized model. For example, if you would like to know how much Alice has in her bank account, you have to ask a financial institution, and trust what they tell you”, he says.

The tech will also slash time needed to gather citizens’ votes, speeding up the process of democracy in the country, and “establishing a new form of dialogue between citizens and representatives”, Lemos says,

“The simple possibility of introducing a new bill of law in Congress (or other State and City legislative houses) can lead to a new and promising relationship between social agendas and governments”, he adds.



Not bad. Creative use of technology to suit their needs. :heavy_check_mark:

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Smart people make it easier not harder to steal elections

In this instance, they are adding layers of security. Making it harder. And then Brazil is past the age of stealing elections, at least thats what I believe?

And then?

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You cant manipulate a blockchain network my fren… Actually elections is a great use for the new technology

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is there a country that is beyond vote stealing? what was that in the 2000 Bush/Gore Florida fiasco?

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The US is far from beyond stealing.

Maybe Switzerland, Iceland and maybe Scandinavia.
A nation moves beyond stealing when Elections are not a “be all end all” situation.
Not that they are better humans but the system they’ve built means stealing is pointless because you still have to negotiate with the losers for major changes.


The answer is no. But here what I am referring to is outright stealing.

Hamna wizi ndogo na kubwa Simiyu as long as there are corrupt people in a country. And i am yet to see that country that is 100 per cent clean of people who don’t want to gain from an unfair advantage. if there was they would play their football without a referee.

Mimi nataka server hio ya blockchain ifunguliwe nione kama ni ukweli hazijaibiwa!

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All you need for blockchain is to open the server. No hacking either.

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Hii kitu ya server ni upuss. It’s like a server is an abyss. The easiest stealing to catch is that on a computer. A computer erases nothing. And then it leaves a track and evidence of everything you were trying.

That guy is trolling you

Anything and everything can be hacked. The iebc chairman will be compromised and he will hack the system!

Do we really need blockchain?

How will he do that?

Wewe kama dev start looking for ways of using it

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