Blockchain voting service provider Follow My Vote (FMV) has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the development of open source blockchain voting software.
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Hosted on Kickstarter, this crowdfunding campaign is aimed at funding a blockchain voting project that hopes “to bring transparency, convenience, and security to all kinds of polls and electoral procedures.”
The proposed Follow My Vote platform hopes to “introduce more transparency into the elections without compromising voter privacy while ensuring the accuracy of the election results. To provide such a service, FMV plans to use blockchain technology and elliptic curve cryptography for its platform, which it says will be “secure and truly verifiable from end to end.”
FMV Co-founder and CEO Adam Kaleb Ernest commented on his dedication to this project:
“I have poured my life savings into Follow My Vote. When that wasn’t enough, I cashed out my 401K and maxed out my credit cards. We are so close to making history, I can feel it in my bones. I am confident that my fellow Millennials will find it in their hearts to fund this campaign so that we can get the job done.”
The FMV team believes that blockchain technology will greatly improve the state of voting, which FMV says “is filled with accusations of illegitimacy.” Kammi Foote, a representative from the Inyo County, California Registrar of voters, agrees with FMV’s vision, saying:
“The future of government is in open-source technologies and providing transparent election results will aid to restoring faith in vote counting. I support efforts, like those used by Follow My Vote, that explore how open-source software can lead to greater transparency, integrity and participation in voting.”
Those interested in funding the Follow My Vote’s initiative can do so at the following link to the Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.
Follow My Vote plans to demonstrate their game-changing technology by hosting an election in parallel to the United States 2016 Presidential Election.
About Follow My Vote
Follow My Vote is a secure and transparent online voting solution platform for the modern age. It was started by a team of innovators with the mission of using blockchain technology to revolutionize today’s obsolete and vulnerable voting systems. The company is currently operating from a shared space in Virginia Tech’s Corporate Research Center and it is a member of California Association of Voting Officials (CAVO), an organization supporting the use of open source technology to improve the electoral process and Open Source Initiative (OSI).
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