Vote from the cell phone. This is already possible thanks to a technology called blockchain . It works as a single record of data in various modes within computers and servers.
Born in 1999 and is related to bitcon , it allows you to store information that can never be lost, modified or deleted, explains Cecilia Pastorino on the welivesecurity website.
“It’s like a great accounting book where each of the encrypted transactions is controlled. It can be a public, semi-public or private database in which the data is registered and an exact copy of them in a chain, ” William Murillo, manager of 1800-Migrants-USA , tells this newspaper .
He lives in New York and presented on Friday, February 28, 2020 a formal proposal to the National Electoral Council (CNE) on this technology for the vote of Ecuadorian migrants in the world. “This system guarantees transparency, avoids fraud and saves the state money,” he adds.
According to Pastorino, the blockchain allows “ verify, validate, track and store all kinds of information, from digital certificates, democratic voting systems, logistics and messaging services, smart contracts and money and financial transactions.”
An example of electronic voting is Bogotá, Colombia , where a pilot student voting test was conducted , in March 2018. The National University and the Mayor’s Office of the Colombian capital used blockchain with 4,500 students from three schools that elected their leaders.
Students sat in front of computers, wrote an identification code and voted for their favorite candidates. The choice saved paper, resources and time , says information from the BBV.com portal.
But that technology is not only used in elections. In Seoul , South Korea, a Canadian blockchain company signed a $ 41 million contract with the Ministry of Transportation for a pilot program for storing city traffic data based on blockchain , says the CoinTelegraph web portal.
Even the mayor of the capital of South Korea, Park Won-soon , announced the “Blockchain City of Seoul . “ He noted that this technology will be used in the administration that includes the voting system and the history of vehicles and citizen identification cards , read on the website.
However, that technology could not be used in Ecuador. Why? It does not conform to the constitutional legality of the voting system , explains Néstor Marroquín , electoral examiner of the CNE. “The blockchain is a functional and safe system, but it is not practical for suffrage in Ecuador because it clashes with the provisions of the Political Charter on that issue.”
According to him, Ecuador does not have the political culture to apply that technology and wonders what would happen if someone paid from their cell phone and made a capture? “I could even negotiate with your vote. It is dangerous for this country. ”
In Blockchain you can make transactions
The blockchain.com website says that Blockchain Exchange , founded in 2011, is the safest place to buy, sell or exchange cryptocurrencies.
The portal explains how to get a free account to make transactions. Display figures like these: 46 million electronic wallets, 100 million transactions, in 140 countries, number 1 research leaders in that market.
It also invites you to use the most famous block explorer to search and verify transactions in Bitcoin blockchains , Ethereum (platform for sharing information that cannot be manipulated).