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West Virginia Transforms Voting Process Using Blockchain

Jake Hill
Jake Hill

West Virginia consists of a significant population of citizens living overseas. The state has finally decided that for the midterm elections, the overseas residents will be able to vote with the help of blockchain technology. This will ensure that the US troops from West Virginia are able to vote quite easily.

Moreover, there is a mobile voting platform by the name of Voatz which is based on the facial recognition technology. With the help of facial recognition technology, it will be made sure that a single individual vote only once. When that is the case, automatically it will become much easier for the government to get genuine votes as well. You need to keep in mind that this will ensure that troops abroad are able to vote quite easily.

Besides, the application is based on the blockchain platform. This ensures that instant confirmation and verification of the votes can be done as well. Additionally, the platform has been tested in advance. As a result, it is assumed that the platform will work perfectly during the midterm elections. If indeed, the platform is credible enough, it can be used in a wide variety of other elections as well. When that is the case, you can be sure that the overseas troops, as well as citizens, will be able to vote quite easily.

More applications for blockchain technology:

There are quite a few more applications of the blockchain technology. Moreover, newer applications are being built as well. With the of these newer applications, it will become indeed easier for the people to take advantage of the blockchain technology and use it.

With the increase in the number of blockchain-based platforms, innovation will be fostered as well. This will help people understand that blockchain is a reliable technology. Once people are able to understand that blockchain is a credible technology, companies, as well as governments all over the world, will start using blockchain technology. This will mean that cryptocurrencies will also be able to gain more traction as well. Currently, cryptocurrencies are one of the main applications of blockchain technology. However, they are not the only applications of blockchain technology.

It remains to be seen whether, in the future, such a blockchain application actually works or not. This is the first time around, it will be used in the real election and therefore, the outcome will be closely monitored.

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Jake Hill

Coming from a University Education in Computer Science, I am interested in blockchains and Bitcoin since 2014 and even mined at the time. The rumors of Bitcoin bubble made me run away, but I have com