Is Blockchain Voting Secure?

November 5, 2018

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Blockchain technology is spreading rapidly. First applied to finance, blockchain has made its way to the public sector and now online voting via smartphone. West Virginia will be the first state to introduce a blockchain voting mobile app system for the upcoming midterm elections, thus allowing overseas military members to vote from afar. But blockchain technology can be controversial, mainly because it is not well understood. For instance, the use of blockchain in online voting has raised concerns about security and transparency of the election process.

Blockchain is seen as a breakthrough technology on both sides of the Atlantic. The French-American Foundation is hosting an event on November 7th with three experts to discuss its potential and limitations.

Events on Blockchain, the Midterm Elections, and Cyber Security

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