Argentine City, San Lorenzo Implements Voting Using Blockchain Technology
San Lorenzo, a provincial city in the south of Argentina, has announced that the results of the voting for projects that will be financed by the municipality have been registered in a blockchain-based on Ethereum
According to a press release, the integration of the Argentine Federal Blockchain (BFA) platform was carried out in the 2019 edition of the Participatory Budget of the city, in order to improve the transparency of the voting processes, since anyone can consult them.
Since 2018, the government's collaboration with Santalab, the Public Innovation Laboratory of the Government of Santa Fe, Virtuágora and the Red Democracy Foundation has allowed citizens to create this website to boost digital voting.
In the portal, citizens can consult the details of the projects nominated and vote for those that benefit the community. One year after its creation, the website now integrates distributed accounting technology to “add an extra layer of reliability to the voting process,” as can be read in the statement, since registration is done daily.
Up to the time of writing this article, 11 temporary marks have been made in the Argentine Federal Blockchain, which can be consulted through its block explorer.
The Argentine Federal Blockchain, meanwhile, emerged from the union of the Argentine Chamber of Internet (Cubase), Nic Argentina and the Association of University Interconnection Networks (ARIU).
Its operations began in 2018, in order to improve the transparency and security of the public, private and educational sectors, as well as the operation of the Internet in the region.
Although it is a platform that uses crypto technology, it does not have its own cryptocurrency.
Some operational details of this allowed, public and open-source blockchain are found in the repository stored in GitlLab.
The implementation of the Argentine Federal Blockchain technology for registering votes for its Budget is the first major approach by the municipal of San Lorenzo towards blockchain technology.
However, other regions of the country, such as the Province of Misiones and the Marcos Paz Municipality have experimented with blockchain technology for waste management and to reward the timely payment of taxes
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