Japanese Tech Firm Layer X Creates Blockchain-Powered e-voting Platform
Japan headquartered Layer X has revealed that it is developing an electronic voting platform based on blockchain covenant as one of the initiatives among a broader plan of creating a “smart city” being constructed by Tsukuba City.
The Tokyo-headquartered enterprise has stated that the latest platform will fulfill the technical requirements of electronic voting, including the elimination of double voting, precise storage of voting records, privacy of voters and administration of operation documents.
Furthermore, it will pave way for voters to verify the vote they casted, offering the cryptographic capability to validate that the documenting and grouping processes for the votes on the blockchain network was carried out without any aberrations.
Layer X detailed that the latest platform is intended to promote a transition to digitized voting in local governments. The company also stated that it is doing the carrying out necessary work to resolve technical issues associated with the digital transformation (DX) of several administrative services.
Layer X also stated that it will take part in the Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture smart council, which intends to reshape Tsukuba into a “smart city” and pave way for its entry into digital era.
The Covid-19 pandemic has motivated several counties and local government to create blockchain powered online voting platforms. Russia already trialed with blockchain powered electronic voting , while publishing the source code for the platform on the Github.
Similarly, the French community of Verneuil-sur-Seine conducted a poll on a road venture via a blockchain-powered app, and the Michigan Democratic Party revealed a triumphant electronic voting trial via the blockchain technology powered Voatz platform.