Election of the State Leader Held with Assistance of Blockchain Technology

In Sierra Leone, the first elections of the state head were organized with the help of a blockchain platform. The blockchain was used as an additional barrier, ensuring maximum transparency and honesty when summarizing.

The main technological bases during the last elections were HighTech School in Lausanne, the University of Friborg, and the Red Cross organization. These institutions were responsible for placing nodes with the rights to create records. In addition, each person could connect to nodes that worked in the “read only” mode and watch the voting progress.

The introduction of new technologies provides for the most transparent and truly popular elections, while the technology allows for faster publication of results.

For Sierra Leone, such elections have become special. The state has recently survived a civil war, so the “transparency” of elections is very important for the country at this stage. Experts believe that the experience of Sierra Leone will be indicative for the whole world and later all countries will start using this technology to organize elections, since this is the only way to hold elections as honest as possible.

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