Crypto-democracy: A Decentralized Voting Scheme using Blockchain Technology

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Abstract

A fraudulent election is one of the biggest problems of the contemporaneity in most countries. Even the world’s largest democracies like India, United States, and Japan still suffer from a flawed electoral system. Vote rigging, hacking of the EVM (Electronic voting machine), election manipulation, and polling booth capturing are the major issues in the current voting system. This fallacious election process calls voting systems into question. With the current Cambridge Analytica scandal a hot topic around the world, it brings the validity of current voting systems into question. In this paper, we investigate the problems in the election voting systems and propose a novel voting model which can resolve these issues. We use a recently introduced blockchain based protocol called PHANTOM, which uses a directed acyclic graph of blocks, also known as blockDAG, to generalize the initial blockchain technology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications (ICETE 2018) : Volume 2: SECRYPT
EditorsPierangela Samarati, Mohammad S. Obaidat
Number of pages6
PublisherSCITEPRESS Digital Library
Publication date2018
Pages508-513
ISBN (Electronic)9789897583193
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event15th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications. ICETE 2018 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 26 Jul 201828 Jul 2018
Conference number: 15

Conference

Conference15th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications. ICETE 2018
Number15
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityPorto
Period26/07/201828/07/2018
SponsorInstitute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication
SeriesProceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications (ICETE 2018)
Volume2
ISSN2184-2825

Keywords

  • Blockchain Voting
  • Graphs
  • Voting Schemes
  • PHANTOM
  • Distributed System
  • Cryptocurrency

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