Victor Ugochukwu · Dec 14, 2020 . 5min read
Associated Press uses Ethereum and EOS blockchain to publish U.S. Presidential Election results
The U.S. election results will be published on the Ethereum and EOS blockchains by the Associated Press through Everipedia’s OraQle software.
By Komal Joshi · Nov 5, 2020 . 6min read
The Associated Press(AP) news agency has been issuing incoming results from the Nov. 3rd United States presidential election on the Ethereum and EOS blockchains. According to the reports, AP is using the Ethereum and EOS blockchain to issue U.S. presidential election results. The developer webpage is detailing how to access its Associated Press Elections API. Moreover, results are written immutably on the blockchain by Everipedia’s OraQle software. While the results are on the AP website, using the blockchain-based Everipedia offers an unhackable and lasting record of the calls for each state as they come in.
The reports about the possibility of Associated Press issuing the results of the U.S. presidential elections involving the principal opponents including President and Republican Party candidate Donald Trump and Democratic Presidential Candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden broke out in October.
Associated Press to issue U.S. Presidential results via Everipedia.
The initiative is in association with Everipedia. It is a blockchain-based encyclopedia. The Associated Press utilizes Everipedia’s OraQle software to issue US election race calls. Thus, bringing information on and off the blockchain to interact securely among various parties in a trustless manner. The dynamics of the reporting are such that once the result data is authentic, it is then posted to the Ethereum and EOS blockchains. It is also available on Everipedia’s site.
Furthermore, the 2020 U.S. election is one of the most contentious in decades, with proceeds going down to the wire in crucial battleground states. Approximately 100 million votes were received both by mail and in-person. However, the cryptocurrency world is excited to discover who will become the next U.S. president and the impact it will have on markets. Nevertheless, it could be days or even weeks before a decisive verdict is out.
Governments across the globe are now starting to recognize the potentials of blockchain technology in administering free and fair elections. Back in August, India’s Election Commission proposed utilizing blockchain technology. Moreover, it intends to induce transparency to remote voting in a conversation, including voting issues.
Earlier, Russia’s election took place successfully with the Central Election Commission confident in the security of the blockchain voting system. The electronic remote voting system in the by-elections to the State Duma in the Yaroslavl and Kursk regions worked out without major technical failures. Additionally, Rostelecom finalized its electronic voting system by August 2020. The trial of the platform originated on August 31. Nevertheless, remote electronic voting prepared in Moscow and the Nizhny Novgorod region used the Moscow system.
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