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Ukraine considering the use of NEM Blockchain in Elections

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Oleksandr Stelmakh, Who is a member of the Ukraine Central Election Commission is considering the use of NEM blockchain in elections.

A trial is already going on and Stelmakh commented on it. He encouraged his friends on Facebook to participate in a “test vote” that had been created in partnership with a local NEM Foundation group, using NEM’s blockchain platform. The trial run began back in July.

“One of the basic useful properties of the NEM blockchain is the impossibility of making changes to the saved information …These are the properties we tried to use to save the information of the local ballot sessions,” Stelmakh wrote.

He continued :

It must be noted that the experiment was held in the test environment of the blockchain NEM and for the transactions used by the test coins that were kindly given the representative of the NEM Foundation in Ukraine, Anton Bosenko. The blockchain test environment has 28 nodes.”

The UCEC member also said that the technology won’t cost much if it is used for election. According to him it would roughly $1,227 to place a node which can be used to vote in each police station.

Stelmakh reminded readers in his post that the trial period for the blockchain experiment was still ongoing and polls using “test coins” had not yet closed.

What do you think about this experiment? As well as the idea? 

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