Tuesday, August 18, 2020

The USPS Just Filed A Patent For A Blockchain-Based Secure-Voting System

Via Iver


It looks like the United States Post Office is getting in the business of voting.

It has recently been unearthed that he USPS filed for a patent on February 7, 2020 for a "Secure Voting System" that uses a blockchain access layer. Obviously, this could be one of the strongest signals of a welcome adaptation to blockchain by the U.S. government since blockchain was thrust on the map by Bitcoin.

"A voting system can use the security of blockchain and the mail to provide a reliable voting system," the patent application says. "A registered voter receives a computer readable code in the mail and confirms identity and confirms correct ballot information in an election. The system separates voter identification and votes to ensure vote anonymity, and stores votes on a distributed ledger in a blockchain."

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  1. Block chains are only as secure as the operators, and controlling 50%+1 of the ledger servers means you control the chain.

    I have zero trust this will be done honestly. In-person paper ballots with indelible finger marking (purple dye) is the only way to go.

  2. Agree with Rick T 100%. What in the heck is wrong with paper ballots? Any other system of voting is open to fraud. Of course, that's what the cRATS want.

    Sudsy in NC

  3. They'll be a fight to the death over this.