NECTEC of Thailand Develops Blockchain Based E-voting Platform to Sync with 5G Internet
Thailand’s National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC) of Thailand has developed a blockchain-based e-voting solution.
NECTEC is a statutory government organization under the National Science and Technology Development Agency and the Ministry of Science and Technology. Its main responsibilities include undertaking, supporting and promoting the research and development of electronics and computer technologies.
“Nectec developed blockchain technology for e-voting that can be applied to national, provincial or community elections, as well as business votes such as the board of directors. The goal is to reduce fraud and maintain data integrity,”
Chalee Vorakulpipat, the head of the cybersecurity laboratory at NECTEC said.
In order to use blockchain in elections, an election controller, voters and candidates are required. Before an election is held, the controller would be able to identify voter qualifications as well as eligibility of candidates. The verification is done through a mobile camera and the vote is cast through the voter’s E-Mail.
The official announcement that was made on November 30th by NECTEC stated:
“In the matter of electoral methods Also known as e-Vote, Blockchain technology can be used as well by keeping the voting results distributed in each Node of those who voted. Therefore, if the data is modified in any Node, it can be known that the data in the Node has been corrected abnormally. Unlike traditional methods that collect votes in one place, which, if corrected, will be difficult to detect. Can see that using Blockchain in the election can be a way to reduce election fraud.”
In November of 2018, BitcoinExchangeGuide had bought you a story that said the Democrat Party in Thailand, the main opposition political party in the country, implemented a blockchain election system based on blockchain technology. The main intention is to vote in the primary elections using this revolutionary system. The party allowed more than 120,000 votes to vote between November 1 and November 9.
Some of the other places that are pursuing the same ambitions are United State’s Wes Virginia, Swiss city of Zug and the Japanese city of Tsukuba.