Blockchain uses cryptography to keep exchanges secure. It has a decentralized database, or “digital ledger” of transactions that everyone on the network can view. This network is a chain of computers that must all approve an exchange before it can be verified and recorded.
Transactions are represented online as a “block.” The block is sent to every member in the network. Members of the network have to approve the transaction as valid. Only then can the block be added to the chain, which provides an indestructible and transparent record of transactions. Once these conditions are met, the transaction is completed.
On the blockchain, sensitive information remains anonymous, but transactions are publicly available for independent verification if there is ever a concern that the transaction rules have been broken.
Why Blockchain is the Clear Voting Solution
Tamper-resistant and tamper-evident.
Impossible to tamper with election results after votes are cast.
Impossible to break the rules of your election when voting.
All information is securely locked down with validation at each level.
The organization administering the election has real-time access to voting results.
Tampering is detected and stopped literally as fast as it is possible to detect and stop it.
Blockchain is much more difficult to hack than any private cloud database.
All transactions are publicly available for independent verification that election rules have been followed.
All votes are instantly made available for statistical analysis to detect fraud.
03Resilience & Decentralization
Blockchains are, by nature, highly redundant, scalable, and indestructible.
It cannot be destroyed as long as miners have nodes with copies of the blockchain.
Decentralized: everyone has their own copy of the blockchain.
If you change one person’s data, you’ll be kicked out.
Voter identity is strictly anonymous.
No one can know who or what you voted for.
As a result, voter intimidation is completely eliminated.