LayerX to develop blockchain-based voting system in Japan. Japanese firm Layer X will be collaborating with a digital identity application dubbed xID to establish a blockchain-based voting system in the Japanese city of Kaga.
The Tokyo-based company announced Thursday that it would establish an electronic voting project to facilitate safe and stable elections for the city of 68,000 inhabitants. The company claimed that it was important to resolve the costs and stability of the existing electronic voting systems in the area.
“Voting over the Internet presents more challenges, such as preventing double voting, technical hurdles to keep ballots secret, and the cost of voting devices,” stated the company announcement. “LayerX researched and developed an electronic voting protocol that balances the transparency of the voting process and the confidentiality of voting records.”
According to the firm, the xID application will strengthen the company’s existing voting system by helping verify a voter’s identity and ensuring only one ballot is issued per person. LayerX’s system will allegedly enable voters to check their own voting results, as well as provide the cryptographic ability to independently verify that the recording and aggregation processes for a particular vote was performed correctly on the blockchain network.
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