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How blockchain could change the way we vote

By Alex Maheu       

Ottawa should look to pilot blockchain-based, mobile-voting systems and scale up overtime as more citizens start to adapt to the system and trust it, writes consultant lobbyist Alex Maheu.

A special House committee on electoral reform conducted a study looking at whether Canada should consider online voting in 2017, but it gave the idea a thumbs down. Photograph courtesy of Unsplash

We live in a world where disruptive technologies are constantly changing our daily lives. Most people think of artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, or dish towels that can both wash and dry when they think of radical, society-altering tech. But the one with potentially the most transformative impact of all, blockchain technology, seems to get the least amount of attention.

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