South Australian Government to Use Blockchain for Official Election

 

 

 

 

 

 

The South Australian Government will conduct the country’s first official election using a blockchain voting system, according to a report by Micky News.

According to the report, Horizon state have been contracted to provide the technology and support for the election that will decide which five of the forty-five nominated candidates will join the state’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council.

The council will follow The Opportunity Party of New Zealand and the Democratic Party of India in using Horizon State’s decision-making platform.

Horizon State, CEO, Nimo Naamani praised the South Australian Government’s forward thinking, adding that the move showed the state’s “commitment to innovation, transparency and responsible use of government funds.”

South Australia’s premier, Steven Marshall, has said that he wants South Australia to become the “blockchain capital of the country”, and last year the state received funding from the Federal Government for the deployment of a ‘blockchain hive’ as part of a wider innovation hub.

Author: Timothy Goggin

Timothy Goggin is an economic analyst with an interest in the application of moral philosophy and decentralized systems. He studied economics at the Business School at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His area of research is the consequential and moral dimensions of implementing digital currencies and the resulting synergies for consumers in the trading environment.

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