Thai Democratic Party would be the first player in the voting system to employ blockchain technology for a live e-voting. According to resources, Zcoin Blockchain will put in place to run e-voting system on November 1 to 9.
Voting Via Cryptography
Members during elections can vote in two methods – Raspberry Pi-based voting system which is a nationwide voting system and later using blockchain application. Consequently, the decentralized app is dubbed D-Elect enable voters to submit their Photo ID as a proof. Besides, members need to submit identification documents and voting tallies.
Then the process follows like;
- This voting information or datasets will be processed and stored over a decentralized file system
- This distributed mechanism will create IPFS (InterPlanetary File System) hashes that store a huge volume of data
- Later, these IPFS hashes were stored on Zcoin blockchain technology.
- Zcoin’s blockchain provides seamless audit access to the Thai Election Commission and Democrat Party Candidates.
Poramin Insom, Zcoin developer said in a statement
I am very proud that Zcoin played a role in making Thailand’s first large-scale e-vote, a reality, which saw greater voter participation and transparency.
Moreover, to assure the security during voting system, Shamir’s Secret sharing Scheme was put in place that demands multiple keys in order to access any stem. The scheme would require multiple custodians to decrypt voting datasets which marked a great success to blockchain applications for election system. Not just Thailand, West Virginia was also looked up as a country to employ blockchain app for midterm federal election for trial purpose.
Cryptocurrency and ICOs where regulators of major countries pop up the red light, blockchain technology, on the other hand, heads up by signaling green. Poramin Insom, Zcoin founder and lead developer intends to employ blockchain technology across large-scale e-voting as well.
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