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"A new Australian political party has proposed the introduction of a token-based political system based on the concept of decentralised blockchain technology.
Called the Flux Party, the new entity has already attracted more than the 500 members it needs to potentially place senate candidates on ballots in all the country's states."


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I would always love to highlight coorperation over competition in this area. As I'm working on a blockchain voting whitepaper right now, I would rather get anyone working on that topic involved than pushing multiple single point solutions as competitors.

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[member=108]5chdn[/member]: I'm right there with you. I prefer to cooperate over compete whenever I can. I don't think we've got any contacts with the Flux Party yet, but we just met one of the guys behind Estonia's online voting system, and that conversation went really well. We're hoping to show them that blockchain tech can solve a lot of the problems they had.

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[member=8014]modprobe[/member] I just talked to Max Kaye (VoteFlux) and they only use the blockchain to record the votes, most of the part happens off-chain. They have chosen the bitcoin blockchain because it's the most secure chain regarding network consensus and costs to attack the network.

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It would be interesting to organize unofficial elections, say for US president, and see how they are different from official results.

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It would be interesting to organize unofficial elections, say for US president, and see how they are different from official results.

Funny you'd mention that... https://followmyvote.com/parallel-presidential-election-2016/ :D

[member=8014]modprobe[/member] I just talked to Max Kaye (VoteFlux) and they only use the blockchain to record the votes, most of the part happens off-chain. They have chosen the bitcoin blockchain because it's the most secure chain regarding network consensus and costs to attack the network.

Depending on what one means by "most", I suppose most of ours happens off-chain too?... but we do put more on chain than simply the votes, as that's not secure or auditable. It doesn't help to protect the votes from tampering if I can just stuff them with shills. :)

I would also argue that Bitcoin isn't particularly difficult to attack at this point (especially for government-backed actors) as a 51% attack requires compromising... two Chinese servers? Proof of Work has made you weak, Bitcoin... Now, I don't claim BitShares would withstand a government-backed attack either, but it should at least be harder to attack due to higher decentralization.

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It would be interesting to organize unofficial elections, say for US president, and see how they are different from official results.

Funny you'd mention that... https://followmyvote.com/parallel-presidential-election-2016/ :D

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