LayerX will develop blockchain-based voting system using digital ID verification in Japan

Japanese agency Layer X might be partnering with a digital identification utility known as xID to construct a blockchain-based voting system within the Japanese metropolis of Kaga.

In a Thursday announcement from LayerX, the Tokyo-based firm stated it is going to be creating the digital voting mission in an effort to advertise secure and safe elections for the town of 68,000 inhabitants. The agency said that the fee and stability of present digital voting methods within the area wanted to be addressed.

“Voting over the Web presents extra challenges, akin to stopping double voting, technical hurdles to maintain ballots secret, and the price of voting units,” said the corporate announcement. “LayerX researched and developed an digital voting protocol that balances the transparency of the voting course of and the confidentiality of voting data.”

Based on the agency, the xID utility will strengthen the corporate’s present voting system by serving to confirm a voter’s identification and making certain just one poll is issued per individual. LayerX’s system will reportedly permit voters to test their very own voting outcomes, in addition to present the cryptographic capability to independently confirm that the recording and aggregation processes for a specific vote was carried out appropriately on the blockchain community.

Officers in Kaga had been the primary in Japan to declare the world a “blockchain metropolis.” The initiative was reportedly meant to deal with the nation’s inhabitants decline in rural areas by encouraging companies in private and non-private sectors to make use of modern know-how. LayerX additionally made an identical announcement in November when it said it could be a part of Tsukuba Metropolis’s “good metropolis” initiative.