Switzerland’s Zug City “Crypto Valley” Blockchain Voting Trial is a Success
“Crypto Valley” is a Swiss city, also known as Zug. The city recently completed a feat, which is its first test of a local blockchain voting system.
The city launched an e-voting pilot platform that was established on the blockchain. The purpose of adopting the blockchain was in hope of embracing it. Since the adoption of the technology, it seems that there have been successful results. In the own words of SWI swissinfo.ch, a news outlet owned by Swiss Broadcasting Corporation.
Due to the positive outcomes, the voting process will stay in place and will be evaluated again. In addition, the government is making efforts to ensure that the voting process is “safer and less susceptible to unnoticed manipulation.”
According to Vasily Suvorov, the chief technology officer at Luxoft:
“There are concerns about electronic voting because voting is a fundamental mechanism for direct voting . . . That’s why we believe that this technology should not belong to a single company. We will build the e-voting platform ‘Open Source’ so that people can understand what the technology is and how it works. We want to encourage more people to develop blockchain-based applications for governments worldwide.”