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Why security experts hate that "blockchain voting" will be used in the midterm elections

MIT Technology Review

Voting in West Virginia just got a lot more high-tech--and experts focused on election security aren't happy about it. This fall, the state will become the first in the US to allow some voters to submit their federal general election ballots using a smartphone app, part of a pilot project primarily involving members of the military serving overseas. The decision seems to fly in the face of years of dire warnings about the risks of online voting issued by cybersecurity researchers and advocacy groups focused on election integrity. But even more surprising is how West Virginia officials say they plan to address those risks: by using a blockchain. The project has drawn harsh criticism from election security experts, who argue that as designed, the system does little to fix the problems inherent in online voting.


The problem with proxy voting--and how Blockchain can help

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"The problem with proxy voting--and how Blockchain can help" by Todd Cooper originally appeared on Blockchain Pulse. Corporate governance controls how publicly held companies behave. It guides how decisions get made, from setting broad objectives to the smallest internal controls, and helps protect the interests of all the company's stakeholders, such as shareholders, management and members of the community. All this may sound abstract, but there's a very real physical forum where it unfolds. They're called annual general meetings (AGMs) and they're all about shareholder voting.



South Korea to develop blockchain voting system

ZDNet

South Korea plans to develop a blockchain voting system, with trials starting next month in the private sector. The Ministry of Science and ICT, and the National Election Commission (NEC) said they will develop a blockchain-based online voting system by December. The NEC ran an online voting system, dubbed K-voting, back in 2013, which has since been used by 5.64 million people but trust in the voting system remains low due to hacking and fraud concerns. The latest system to be developed will apply blockchain in voter authentication and result saving, which will increase transparency and security, the government said. Voting will be conducted via mobile and personal computers.


Eternal Trusts Contest Blockchain Global Online will be ended on June 23!

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We have an important message for you: an Eternal Trusts contest, Blockchain Global Online will be finished on 23 of June 2018! Teams of no less than 5 are invited to participate in the contest. Teams can apply to solve one of the challenges below: * Create a set of dApps with a user interface for a Smart Contract Trust. It should contain the following functionality: a client-side-by-side installation of a Hyperledger-based blockchain. A record of this data transfer should be written into the public NEO blockchain.