The head of the Seocho municipal district of the South Korean capital Seoul has proposed the use of a blockchain voting system. According to him, such a system will help local residents.
Cho Eun-hee stated that now is “a great time” to implement blockchain so that “every resident of the city can easily submit their proposals.” He called on the country to take a leadership role in a “rapidly changing community”, especially amid the ongoing coronavirus epidemic. According to the official, the fourth industrial revolution is now underway, and South Korea needs to match the times.
If Jo Yong-He’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 direct democracy, with the maximum confidence of citizens. We will actively implement blockchain, use it to ensure security and prevent vote tampering. A blockchain academy will be launched that will combine administration and distributed ledger technology, ”said Cho Yun-He.
The official is confident that the work of his district administration in the implementation of 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 refuse the need to carry a driving license with them – access to data is provided by the PASS mobile blockchain application.