In the Swiss city of Zug is the first stage of the trial the local elections, which was first carried out using blockchain technology. Voting in a decentralized system of digital ID (eID) that is implemented in the form of applications for smartphones, in the period from 25 may to 1 July was attended 72 out of 240 residents received appropriate access.
“Who knows, maybe in five or ten years, the blockchain technology will be applied at the Federal referendums… Not all believe in this technology, not all are convinced even in the prospects for traditional electronic voting, however, I believed and continue to believe that the blockchain has tremendous potential,” – said earlier the mayor Dolfi müller (Dolfi Müller).
According to the head of Deparment communications Zug Dieter müller (Dieter Müller), although the vote could be more in General, the first experience was successful, and the technical details of the testing technology, including the protection of personal data, security, authenticity and immutability of the results will be evaluated in the coming months.
In the proposed voting questionnaire most people said that the process has not caused them difficulties. 22 respondents reported that they are ready in digital form to fill out tax documentation and to participate in regular surveys in the future, 19 of the respondents would like to pay for Parking using a digital ID, and another three would use it to get books in the library.
We will remind, last year the Minister of economy of Switzerland Johann Schneider-Ammann (Johann Schneider-Ammann) said that in 5-10 years the country must become a “kryptonate”. And in may of this year to the lower house of Parliament submitted a request to study the possible risks and benefits of the issuance of the state of cryptocurrency — e-franc.
In March 2018, the Swiss company Agora said that helped to hold presidential elections on the blockchain in Sierra Leone. However, the government has categorically denied this information.