A blockchain voting project netted $10,000 in a recent contest organized by cybersecurity firm Kapersky Labs.
Dubbed Votebook, the proposed system connects voting machines via a private blockchain run by, say, a local elections authority. The Votebook concept would enable constituents to check that their votes were actually counted, according to the team, which hails from New York University.
published in October by a think tank run by the EU Parliament also explored the concept, going as far as to propose that the bitcoin blockchain be used for this purpose by tying votes to transactions on the network.
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