Moscow’s Blockchain Voting Platform Adds Service for High-Rise Neighbors

Moscow is extending its use of a blockchain-based voting platform to the city block level.

Announced today, the municipal government of Russia’s national capital has launched Digital Home, a service allows neighbors in high rises to electronically vote and communicate on issues like whether to replace the building entrance door or hire a new management company.

The service uses Active Citizen, an electronic voting platform that runs on a private version of ethereum.

Each year, Moscow residents hold five thousand to seven thousand face-to-face meetings on such matters, according to a press release issued Wednesday, but such gatherings are getting harder to arrange in a busy urban environment.

“We believe it’s essential to build a convenient environment to allow neighbors to influence the neighborhood they are living in,” said Andrey Belozerov, an advisor to the chief information officer of Moscow…

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