The founder of Cardano, Charles Hoskinson has suggested holding the next U.S. presidential elections on the Cardano blockchains. The upcoming U.S. presidential elections have created hesitation among the many regarding voter frauds. Hoskinson proposes that blockchain voting could enhance towards a safe and fairer election.
Cardano Working Towards Launching Blockchain-Based Votes
The current president of the United States, Donald Trump, has been repeatedly criticizing postal votes hinting that might result in voter frauds and even manipulation.
Hoskinson comes to Trump’s rescue saying he can offer the remedy to this by conducting elections on the Cardano blockchain. Hoskinson had previously revealed that the team behind Cardano is working towards making this a reality.
Hey Don, I can solve this for you. Call anytime 📞 https://t.co/fnWkXhZYN3
— Charles Hoskinson (@IOHK_Charles) October 31, 2020
Despite Hoskinson’s enthusiasm towards blockchain voting, he still admits that this is not an easy task and numerous trials and experiments need to be conducted before going for a nationwide launch.
Numerous Trials Needed Before a Nationwide Launch
Hoskinson’s recent interview with Cointelegraph has mentioned that the Cardano blockchain needs to be initially open towards third-parties before moving to the state, municipal, and finally over national voting.
Also, scalability, privacy, security, and data protection are necessary for everyone involved in the process. However, that itself will require a complex infrastructure for this to make it happen, he further adds:
“If you’re just doing a general election where you don’t care about privacy, you’re counting votes, you can do a billion people. When you want an election where I can verify it, but I can’t prove to an outside party that’s who I voted for, but at least I know my vote is counted and I want my privacy and I want a paper ballot back up. And then that’s when you get into a situation where you go from billions to thousands, and you have to shard it.”