Zug, also socially known as Silicon Valley of cryptocurrency, will implement blockchain to organize elections in the nearest future. Between the 25th of June and the 1st of July voters using digital ID will be able to test new technology and give their opinion on its convenience. Questions put to vote also include local issues such as fireworks on a festival, and the results will be non binding.
The blockchain-powered pilot is the Ethereum-based app referred to as “uPort”. This app was used to offer eIDs to the residents last year. The virtual ID is meant facilitate the access to city council services. According to the announcement from the city council, the technology is already used by more than 200 residents.
Previously, the co-founder of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin advised the city of Zug to test the technology on digital non-binding petitions, before applying it to an election.