Alex Morris

Japan’s Science City to Utilize Blockchain For Ensuring Voting Transparency

Japanese city Tsukuba revealed a new Blockchain-powered voting system. Those who want to cast their vote have to use their My Number card (version of an SSN in the US)
Japan’s Science City to Utilize Blockchain For Ensuring Voting Transparency

Tsukuba, a Japanese city that is widely known because of its gargantuan research complex with multiple laboratories and educational institutions, has revealed a new Blockchain-powered voting system.

Those who want to cast their vote have to use their My Number card (the Japanese version of an SSN in the US). Once a card reader scans the 12-digit number, a Tsukuba resident can cast his/her vote. Because of its decentralized nature, the system eliminates the possibility of a fraud.  

Notably, this is the first time when this innovative technology is utilized in order to increase the transparency of voting in Japan.
 

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