Uruguay’s Digital Party, a political party aiming at digitizing and embracing tech in its actions, announced the use of blockchain in conducting internal democratic practices. The political party partners dApp blockchain platform, Æternity, to build a decentralized and trustless platform for Uruguayans to vote and participate in political decisions in a transparent and optimized system.
Promoting Democratic Practice Through Liquid Democracy Blockchain
The Æternity development team will work with the party to develop UDP’s internal governance system using its own internal community decision making protocols. Speaking on the partnership with the political party, Æternity Americas CEO, Pablo Coirolo, said,
“The application of democratic governance that will be implemented by the Digital Party is based on the internal governance solution that aeternity uses for internal community decision-making, which is a completely new architecture, allowing greater participation of citizens in political decisions at all levels, with unalterable reliability.”
According to the post, the political party aims to harness Æternity’s architecture and a “liquid democracy blockchain” platform that uses virtual tokens and a set of smart contracts to provide a decentralized and trustless democratic system for its citizens.
Extensive reach in South America
Æternity blockchain has a high prevalence in Latina and South America and a number of companies are looking to adopt its protocols to launch their dApps. In September, legalized marijuana firm, Uruguay Can, announced the launch of a cannabis supply tracking system on the Æternity blockchain. This is the first official tracking of cannabis supplies in the region allowing suppliers and users to track the plant from seed stage till the drug store.