Moscow Government Open-Sources Blockchain Voting Tool

The government of Moscow is pushing ahead with plans to test blockchain for use in local voting initiatives.

Last year, officials from Moscow’s government told local media that they were looking into the technology in a bid to reduce the risk of fraud when people are voting on city management issues. The possible use would come as part of its “Active Citizen” e-government project, constituting one of several areas in which blockchain is being explored (including as a basis for a new land registry system).

Now, according to a Dec. 4 statement, officials have developed a pilot system for tracking votes via blockchain, declaring that the tech would make its ongoing Active Citizen program “more open” according to a translated statement…

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