The Expanse Project, Borderless.tech, has announced the development of a new blockchain-based voting platform with the potential to change the dynamics of future elections. It combines a facility for voting with the benefits of blockchain, immutable storing the votes forever, a tamper-proof system, and an easy global presence.
The company intends to use blockchain technology to instil a level of trust into the voting process. Using, technology, Expanse has developed a voting system prototype that eliminates the possibility of vote ‘rigging’. This voting dApp demonstrates a simple, accurate and tamper-proof method to employ for future elections world-wide.
The creation of Expanse co-founder and lead developer, Christopher Franko, this platform is community-managed. Expanse runs on a decentralized application platform designed to allow more efficient mining and enabling dApp developers to create more powerful applications and innovations.
Franko remarked: “Election night is coming soon for the U.S., so now is a great time to talk about the advantages of voting using the Expanse blockchain. The current voting systems people use are archaic and have absurdities like ‘hanging chads,’ with people counting and recounting. The results continually come into question, and all indications are that the results of this year’s U.S. presidential election will be particularly dubious.”
With a true identity system to be attached later, Expanse has prototyped a voting system providing one person with one vote, where everyone can vote easily. The results would be permanently and unalterably stored on the blockchain for scrutiny by any interested parties.
James Clayton, Expanse co-founder and Community Manager, commented: “This makes for a great time to vote on the Expanse blockchain yourself with our new decentralized voting application. While there is no identity system attached to this yet, and this is a tech demonstration rather than actual voting, this Dapp can still show how easy, accurate, and tamper-proof future voting on the blockchain could be, unlike archaic systems in use today,”