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Vote Coin is an open source voting system. It was inspired by bitcoin in 2012, and allows for citizens to vote for candidates with a transparent system.
What makes Vote Coin different from the traditional 70 year old voting technologies, is that Vote Coin is transparent to everyone and allows for voting from anywhere there is an internet connection. After the so-called elections are closed, computer savvy individuals will have public access if they desire to audit the chain of votes which will have unique hash IDs. This will make sure that all the votes are tallied legally, and accurately. The Vote Coin ledger will then be backed up, and published, so that it can be audited at any point in the future. No system is perfect, but with a free and open system citizens have the chance to improve on the technology.
When was the idea of cryptographic voting conceived?
Voting technology is a taboo discussion because many people do not want to jeopardize their jobs and stature by challenging the now archaic voting system. But discussions of a cryptography based voting system can be traced back to several discussion boards over the past 15 years. One such paper is the Chris Karlof paper called “Cryptographic Voting Protocols: A Systems Perspective” https://www.usenix.org/legacy/event/sec05/tech/full_papers/karlof/karlof.pdf
Recent Vote Coin concept:
Early in 2013 when bitcoin was starting to bloom and gain major mainstream attention, Charles Level started posting theories, ideological concepts, and starting various discussions about Vote Coin (votecoin VoteCoin©™ ). About 100 posts were made by Charles Level to Reddit categories, over the years, and several individuals and entities claimed to have created vote coin, and even started a sub category called /r/votecoin.
In 2014 a fictional person calling themselves “Steven Funk” perpetrated to create the idea of “Votecoin” and started a page on a so-called crowd funding site called Startjoin.com. This was not the first instance of VoteCoin being discussed. Our team has followed their so-called “fund raising campaign” but have not seen any credible mainstream evidence that their code was created or successfully implements.
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Proof this was started by Charles Level: