South Korea has just become the first country in Eastern Asia to legalize medical marijuana. But it could be the second to vote on the blockchain. Japan is already experimenting with technology to allow citizens to cast votes "Social contribution projects".
South Korea has he has been a supporter of blockchain technology although he has a strict stance towards cryptocurrency. It makes sense that it will follow in Japan's footsteps.
Vote on the Blockchain in South Korea
The democratic vote on the blockchain is one of the most controversial applications of blockchain technology. Switzerland has already experienced the blockchain vote and it has been a success. Rumors have suggested that Sierra Leone used technology in the 2018 elections, but those rumors turned out to be false. West Virginia State has also developed a blockchain app for voting.
Now the South African National Electoral Commission (NEC) and its ministry of science and ICT have confirmed that they are developing a voting system based on the blockchain. The revelation was first reported by ZDNet.
This is not the first time that South Korea is attempting an online voting system. In 2013, he developed the K vote, an online voting system that was a disaster due to cyber piracy and fraud.
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However, hope is high for the blockchain process because this system will use the blockchain to validate voters and protect votes. The South Korean government believes that this will increase transparency and security and improve confidence in a digital voting system.
The process will start in December and will be used for the first time on surveys of national interest to collect the answers. If the process succeeds, the NEC will invite to use it for the official democratic vote.
It will be interesting to see how it will go and if South Korea will vote on the blockchain for general and similar elections.
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