According to cryptonews.com on November 07.2020, the Japanese blockchain firm LayerX has said it is working with local governments on blockchain voting solutions.
Per a press release, LayerX stated that it had joined the Tsukuba Smart City Council, where it would help introduce electronic voting systems that strike a balance between transparency and confidentiality.
The council is the brainchild of the Ibaraki Prefectural Government and is chaired by the governor of Ibaraki.
LayerX stated that Japanese law allows for the use of electronic voting in exceptional circumstances. And added that it has “developed an electronic voting protocol that provides both transparency for the ballot-counting process and also preserves voter confidentiality, using unique innovation that make use of blockchain technology.”
According to the company, this would help it roll out electronic voting for local government bodies – possibly across the country.
A number of academic institutions and industry groups are also involved in the project.
While this issue has been considered in many countries such as Russia, but blockchain industry players still do not agree on the viability of blockchain-powered voting.