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Blockchain elections in Kenya under the iVoting license –

We have already written about the Polish iVoting project several times. We are all the more pleased that we can pass the information that the startup has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in Kenya. Objective? Pilot implementation of a blockchain voting system in general elections. As our editorial team found out, it is a contract for several million dollars. Smaczku is added by the fact that the project will be implemented in partnership with Google.

iVoting in Kenya

After successful testing of the technology during elections at Machakos University, which is considered Kenya’s Silicon Valley, the authorities decided to use the technology in the upcoming hybrid presidential election. The pandemic accelerated the decision to digitize the elections.

The contract will be implemented by the local subsidiary iVoting – ivoting.co.ke – who obtained a license to use Polish software. The Kenyan government plans to build a decentralized trusted network supporting blockchain technology in 26 regional server rooms located in larger urban centers.

Kelvin Roman, CEO of the iVoting project in Kenya, is enthusiastic:

Our right to choose our leaders and entrust them with realizing our vision of development is the most sovereign democratic right we have as citizens. This law should be honestly obeyed – without coercion, fear, or disapproval. We promise that this democratic right will be kept sacred thanks to our technology. Your voice will be heard.

The second round of presidential elections in Poland

It is worth recalling that iVoting also tested its technology in Poland – a year ago during the election campaign. At that time, the startup was studying the voting preferences of Poles, wanting to find out who they would choose to be president. Interestingly, according to the survey participants, Rafał Trzaskowski should be the head of state, not Andrzej Duda. The former was supported by 78 percent. respondents. The current and then president obtained a result of 22 percent. 849 people took part in the survey.

It is worth recalling that iVoting in 2020 also boasted about its own fanpage on Facebookthat its voting tool was used during the General Meeting of Shareholders of Agencja Rozwoju Regionalnego S.A. in Bielsko-Biała.

The project is developing quite quickly. At the beginning of the previous year, he received a grant from the National Center for Research and Development in the amount of PLN 6.2 million. As part of the research program, the startup’s team was to design an internet voting system that would be blockchain-based. The entire project is valued at PLN 8.2 million.

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