Scytl’s paper, “Bringing transparency and trust to elections: using blockchains for the transmission and tabulation of results,” has been featured in the proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV 2019), published by ACM Press. The paper, co-authored by Adrià Rodríguez-Pérez, Pol Valletbó-Montfort and Jordi Cucurull, explores the potential of blockchain technology to enhance the counting and tabulation procedures during elections. By developing a proof of concept with a smart contract running on an Ethereum, the researchers proved that blockchain technology effectively secures the electronic transmission and consolidation of election results.
ICEGOV 2019 was celebrated in Melbourne, Australia, from the 3rd to the 5th of April. The conference was heavily supported by the Australian Digital Transformation Authority, and it was co-organized by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and the United Nations University Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV).