The head of the Seocho municipal district of the South Korean capital Seoul has proposed using a blockchain-based voting system. According to him, such a system will help local residents.
Cho Eun-hee said that now is a “great time” to implement blockchain, so that “every resident of the city can easily make their own suggestions.” He called on the country to take a leading role in a “rapidly changing community”, especially against the backdrop of the ongoing coronavirus epidemic. According to the official, the fourth industrial revolution is underway, and South Korea needs to meet the time.
If Cho Yoon-Hae’s proposal is accepted,the new platform will be the first in the country to allow citizens to participate in government. At the same time, the official noted that the blockchain is excellent “for the development of democracy.”
“In the future, we hope to create a direct democracy with maximum trust of citizens. We will actively implement the blockchain and use it to ensure security and prevent vote fraud. The blockchain Academy will be launched, which will combine administration and distributed registry technology, ” said Cho Yoon-Hae.
The official is confident that the work of his district administration in implementing the blockchain voting system can become the Foundation for national adoption of the technology in the country. Such a platform will allow citizens to participate in political discussions.
South Korea is one of the world leaders in blockchain development. For example, local drivers can opt out of the need to carry a driver’s license with them – access to data is provided by the PASS mobile blockchain application.