The Japanese company Layer X announced the development of a blockchain-based e-voting system as part of the city’s broader Smart City initiative.
The Tokyo-based company said the new system will meet the technical requirements of e-voting, including double voting prevention, accurate storage of voting content, voter privacy, and business register management.
In addition, it will allow voters to verify their voting results and provide cryptographic capabilities to validate registration and vote collection on the blockchain network.
Layer X explained that with its new system, it is promoting the transition to electronic voting in local governments. He also indicated that efforts are being made to strengthen efforts to address the technical challenges associated with digital transformation (DX) of various administrative services.
Layer X also announced that they will join Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture’s smart council, which aims to transform Tsukuba into a smart city and bring it into the digital age.
The coronavirus pandemic has prompted many countries and local states to develop blockchain-based e-voting options. Russia has already experimented with blockchain-based electronic voting and has also published the platform’s source code on GitHub.
Likewise, the French municipality of Verneuil-sur-Seine voted on the road project through a blockchain-based application, and the Michigan Democratic Party announced a successful test of electronic voting through the blockchain-based Voatz platform.