Swiss City Zug Tests Smart Blockchain Voting System

The city of Zug, a small Swiss municipality, has held the first blockchain based voting trial in his story, being regarded as a success by the authorities. Blockchain technology is recognized mostly by its use as the operational backbone of cryptocurrencies, but can also be applied to other problems, such as the one exposed here. According to the article published by Swissinfo, the authentication and totalization of voting were decentralized.
Zug, the small municipality of Switzerland founded in the thirteenth century, has forged its name as the cryptocurrency valley of Switzerland. This city has earned the name of cryptovalley, because it has acted as a hub of cryptocurrency adoption for the whole world, leveraging blockchain and cryptocurrencies for everyday tasks. The stores all accept cryptocurrencies as payment systems and also the id system is powered by blockchain.
But now, this city has taken its commitment with blockchain tech a step further, testing a decentralized, blockchain voting based system on a simulated consult whose questions were made up for the test, with the results being non-binding for the authorities. The voting event also made use of the town electronic eID system, that is also decentralized and blockchain based, letting users identities be confirmed digitally and allowing citizens to pay taxes, register businesses and other things from their phones.
The voting event was held digitally, with every user confirming its eID via the voting app and then submitting its answers to the totalization center; but in this case, the voting payload was sent to various centers all around the city, with the added benefit of having an unalterable and traceable voting registry. Dieter Müller, head of communications of Zug, communicated that the test was a sound success, but also declares that the number of voters could have been higher. Of 240 registered voters, only 72 voted through the system.

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