Even as Russia is causing consequences in the US presidential election of 2016, its national capital has a leading role in making democracy more transparent.
Using an existing program called Active Citizen, the Moscow city is allowing residents to vote for measures from the name of their new train meter with the color of seats in a new sports field. However, in order to stimulate the efforts of people’s concerns about trusting the city in counting a vote, the architecture of the ethereum blocks will be added to the architecture.
“Of course, sometimes we hear that all the votes do not trust,” said Andrey Belozerov, the strategy and innovation adviser for the city’s CIO. “So we decided to use blockchairs for the Active Citizen project, as an electronic trust platform.”
The ethereum-based platform is downloading over 100 node operators, allowing anyone to explore the open source results since the launch of Christmas.
In this way, the city hopes to get the confidence of the citizens in Moscow, but moreover, a state government trust will hit the world.
While “cold block war war” is a concern in which the nations use technology to close each other’s financial impact, Belozerov expects blockchart tests such as an Active Citizen to lead to an increasing sense of trust between nations.
In an interview with CoinDesk, Belozerov said:
“The idea is to put all the votes on the blockchain to open it so everyone can connect to our blockchain network, and check the voting process, and so on.”
Acceptance and scale
First, launched in 2014 as a way for Moscow’s elected officials to say that citizens are making their city, the Active Citizen program is registered 2 million users.
Overall, a total of 3,450 polls were made using the centralized Oracle database that the platform was first constructed, and last week, 92 million votes were spent, with only the latest fraction of those who were Also logged in to the new blockchain platform.
One such measure was to log on to the ethereum platform than a measure that allowed citizens to vote if they could temporarily be admitted to relocate and the residing building has now been retired and newer build better .
And while Belozerov has made “a big deal from the market,” he acknowledges that he is still struggling to work out.
On one, aligning concerns in the public block space, Belozerov is surprised how well the scale of the platform will be.
So far, the platform has only reached a peak transaction of approximately 1,000 transactions per minute. However, if the Active Citizen project attracted more than 12 million Moscow citizens, it is still unclear whether the block can handle the amount.
According to Belozerov, the platform will be taken more with the perfect stress test.
“In the end of the first quarter, we will identify if it works properly with our loads,” he said. “Then we can translate the previous model of Active Citizens and go naturally with blockchairs.”
To win a trust
However, with the wider objective in mind, interest from the Moscow citizens does not need to benefit from governments across the borders of the city.
In an effort to prove that the system is reliable, Moscow City commissioned a PwC “Big Four” accounting firm to carry out an independent audit of the code.
“The company studied the possibility of manipulating the poll result by internal employees and external attacks,” said Belozerov, and found that there are no concerns in community cases with less than 300,000 votes.
According to the official website of the Mayor of Moscow, the most common offices are currently receiving between 137,000 and 220,000 participants.
In addition, PwC also simulated external nutrients and was unable to replace electronic referendum votes or unauthorized access to the results, Belozerov said. PwC was unable to secure the results, citing a policy without commenting on customer work.
And not only that, but Belozerov believes that there is a momentum from government entities to take blockchane technology to improve transparency not only, but also on other efficiencies.
Case by point, he notified a recent test by the Russian Ministry of Economic Development and the Federal State Registry Service to see how blockchairs might give faster and cheaper way to owners to prove that they themselves to which they belong. And beyond that, he said