Sep 02, 2019 at 12:25
Italy Uses Blockchain to Protect Elections from Interference
The influence of a foreign country on elections has brought to the fore the issue of blockchain. The government of Italy is trying to examine in detail what benefits technological innovation could bring, however, there are many problems to be faced with the aim of arriving at a universal digital suffrage.
Aug 13, 2019 at 12:24
USA, Italy, and Denmark to Use Blockchain in E-Voting
A good number of countries including the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Italy, Estonia, Ukraine, Denmark and Russia are planning to use blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) to conduct their polls via sophisticated electronic processes and in other vital sectors. As the US presidential elections are getting closer, some blockchain-friendly candidates including Andrew Yang are proposing the use of the technology in e-polling, to avoid vote rigging and manipulation of poll results as what happened in the last elections.
May 30, 2019 at 10:29
Di Maio & Giarrusso to Boost Blockchain Adoption in Italy
The 2019 European election is finally over and the elected representatives of the Five Star Movement (M5S), a political party in Italy founded in October 2009, will occupy the 14 seats available, however, the results show a drop in preferences for minister Luigi Di Maio, a popular cryptocurrency and blockchain enthusiast. Barred from the cutting-edge policies and stunned by hullabaloo after falling back on a position at the Ministry of Education, Dino Giarrusso becomes the most voted candidate in the M5S. The names of the candidates with vision for the North West, North East, Center, South and Islands districts in Italy are also being picked out.
Georgian Politicians Offer Cryptocurrency Bribe for Votes
A major political scandal has taken place in Georgia. The opposition party called Girchi has promised everyone who votes for its candidate in the next elections, crypto coins worth $50. Such an act has been immediately recognized by opponents as a bribe.
Blockchain to be Used in West Virginia for Voting in 2020
In 2018, West Virginia used the blockchain to conduct voting for a midterm election, and this made it the first U.S state to replace the ballot with a new technology. The state will go forward with the use of blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) in all voting exercises, as stated by Donald Kersey, elections director in the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office.