Blockchain is not the same as bitcoin
You could be forgiven for the mistake, but blockchain and bitcoin are not the same thing. Nor is it just a cryptocurrency technology. Blockchain is the secure, decentralised, distributed ledger technology that made possible the creation of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and etherium. It can be used for a whole range of other things as well.
Evoting is an ideal use case for the technology, according to Ulster University prof of cybersecurity,
Kevin Curran. “How do you know when your vote has been cast?” he asks. “With blockchain not only can you vote in secret, but every voter is able to check what is happening to their vote and the government is able to ensure that no person can vote twice. Blockchain is particularly good for this.”
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