Scytl’s innovative blockchain’s application for elections will take stage at the ICEGOV2019 Conference

As part of the ICEGOV2019: 12th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance that will be held in Melbourne, Australia on April 3 – 5, 2019, Pol Valletbó-Montfort, blockchain and security researcher at Scytl, will present a paper entitled “Bringing transparency and trust to elections: using blockchains for the transmission and tabulation of results”, co-written with Jordi Cucurull, and Adrià Rodríguez-Pérez.

Transmission and tabulation of results are critical steps in the election process. The quick and transparent transmission of results can therefore reinforce trust and confidence in the overall management of elections. Scytl has explored the potential of blockchain technology to enhance the counting and tabulation procedures during elections and argues that blockchain technology meets the requirements for electronic transmission and consolidation of election results. To prove this, the team at Scytl has implemented a proof of concept with a smart contract running on an Ethereum blockchain.

The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV), founded in 2007, runs annually and is coordinated by the United Nations University Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV). ICEGOV has established itself over the years as a major conference in the domain of Electronic Governance (EGOV) due to its unique combination of academics and practitioners.

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