Blockchain voting is a needed upgrade to the US elections according to the 2020 US presidential candidate Andrew Yang and we read more about his stance in the altcoin news below.
Creating a massive spur on social media, Yang proposed that a blockchain voting could be better than the traditional in-person voting. His stance is a part from his multiple policies that he as a democrat represents and has even raised up to $3.5 million for his bid to enter into the White House. In addition to blockchain voting, Yang has championed cryptocurrency itself and he even promised to create a transparent national legal framework which will improve the landscape of the industry. His official campaign website quotes even outline:
“It’s ridiculous that in 2020 we are still standing in line for hours to vote in antiquated voting booths. It is 100% technically possible to have fraud-proof voting on our mobile phones today using the blockchain. This would revolutionize true democracy and increase participation to include all Americans – those without smartphones could use the legacy system and lines would be very short.”
By making the voting process simpler but also implementing other ideas such as making the election day into a public holiday, could incentivize participation and could even improve the turnout of the elections. The blockchain technology has made its way into the voting mechanisms of other countries already. Russia’s local elections have already been using digital voting in a scheme which has outlined the need for caution when introducing such technologies. According to a report published this month, the French security researcher found out there is a critical vulnerability in the voting system for Moscow’s elections and he even claimed he was able to compute the private keys of the system and crack the security. Pierrick Gaudry claimed:
“In the worst case scenario, the votes of all the voters using this system would be revealed to anyone as soon as they cast their vote.’’
In the United States currently, the trend goes beyond Yang since West Virginia earlier confirmed the military voters overseas will now use a blockchain-based mobile app to cast their 2020 votes as we can read in some of the best cryptocurrency news sites:
“Ultimately, the plan is to do it again in the presidential election. We would love for this to become a part of West Virginia’s voting.”
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