Democratic Party of India to Use MiVote Blockchain Voting Platform
Democratic Party of India to Use blockchain-based Voting Platform, MiVote
It has been unveiled that political party, Democratic Party of India (DPI) has considered the likes of blockchain technology. In particular, the DPI has joined forces with information platform and political movement specialist, MiVote as an effort to give the decision rights to Indian citizens when it comes to their respective communities.
MiVote India was launched in January 2018 and has supposedly received positive responses for its “policy framework, governance model and technology platform,” as per the MiVote team. The intentions behind such an alliance is to further improve upon India’s stance as a democratic country. The MiVote team has also revealed that since the announcement, the DPI has completely implemented MiVote’s protocol.
This is India’s first-ever, positive headline in regard to blockchain technology, as the country has been known for its strict and reserved outlook on cryptocurrencies. More specifically, their well known, “RBI Ban” currently prevents banks from taking part in crypto transactions. However, it doesn’t come too much of surprise as well, as the country sees blockchain as having potential and that the technology should be the sole focus.
Commenting on the partnership, is the National President of the DPI, Captain G.S. Rathee, who was quoted saying:
“The association with MiVote will not only empower the vision of the party rather it will also give a direction towards development and strengthening the democratic behavior of India.”
Founder and Chief Steward of MiVote, Adam Jacoby expressed pleasure in working with the DPI, as he views the political party as a “group of people so committed to the principles of genuine democracy.” Jacoby also shared that DPI’s move is “a political choice unlike anything they have seen before.”
This isn’t a first for MiVote, as the voting system provider has been actively finding ways to get involved in societal issues. Just last month, MiVote and Orange Generation came together to announce plans of launching a national vote regarding preventative measures of gun violence.
According the activist at the time, Marcel McClinton, the national voting would be a conversation starter in not only one:
“specific legislation […], and instead come together as a country and define what it is we are willing to accept, [and] what we are no longer willing to put up with.”