WATCH: U.S. States Approach Cardano Foundation To Build Election Infrastructure

April 3, 2024 10:07 am Comments

It’s no secret that U.S. elections have been increasingly contentious, with the 2020 election being a catalyst for the “Stop the Steal” movement.

Scores of Americans believe that the 2020 election was stolen from President Trump and their concerns are not farfetched or unwarranted.

Mail-in voting schemes, last-minute changes to election laws, and tabulation flaws in electronic voting machines have all contributed to the decline of trust in the American election system.

Establishing robust, transparent, and trustless systems is at the center of blockchain’s entire thesis. A completely transparent voting system can be built using a public blockchain. This would restore confidence in U.S. elections.

How else can people be confident that their votes were counted properly, fairly, and honestly?

According to sources, several U.S. states have called upon the Cardano Foundation to develop such a blockchain voting system. Here are the details:

Bitcoinist writes:

The Cardano Foundation’s existing experience with the Catalyst voting system—where ADA holders participate in project proposals and decisions—provides a solid foundation for exploring larger-scale applications in governmental voting processes.

Cardanians posted several bullish developments in the works for Cardano and implored investors to accumulate the cryptocurrency during its down cycle. ADA is currently trading at $0.58.

A national voting system hosted on the Cardano blockchain has been something Charles Hoskinson has been touting for a long time, according to Coin Telegraph:

Hoskinson acknowledged that the road to Cardano-based elections would be gradual and require a number of experiments. He suggested that it could start with third parties using the network for their primaries, before escalating to municipal and state elections.

From there, he supposed the network could be utilized in national elections for countries that struggle with legacy systems.

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