Blockchain Technology Powers Republican Debate Straw Poll

One of the first implementations of the blockchain for voting systems was at a debate party at New York's Metropolitan

One of the first ever implementations of Bitcoin’s blockchain technology for voting systems took place during last week’s straw poll following the debate party at New York’s Metropolitan Republican Club.

The vote was reportedly facilitated by the Blockchain Apparatus, one of the holdings of Blockchain Technologies Corporation, which invests in startups in the space.

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The startup has reportedly filed a non-provisional utility patent titled ‘System and Method For Securely Receiving And Counting Votes In An Election’, Application # 14820530.

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Jeff Goolsby, manager of the club, commented, “Blockchain Apparatus ran the most transparent poll I have ever been involved with. I think what they bring to the voting process is the future of free and open elections.”

Blockchain technology is envisioned for a plethora of applications unrelated to bitcoin’s use as a currency, including securities trading, land titles and intellectual property. The thinking is that a decentralized distributed ledger system will ensure that all records are indelible and verified without the need for a third party.

Out of the event’s nearly 300 attendees, roughly 100 took part in the poll. They were asked, “Who do you think won tonight’s debate?”

The results were as follows:

CandidateVotes%
Donald J. Trump3232.3%
Rand Paul1717.2%
John Kasich1212.1%
Jeb Bush1111.1%
Ted Cruz77.1%
Dr. Ben Carson55.1%
Scott Walker55.1%
Mike Huckabee44.0%
Chris Christie33.0%
Marco Rubio33.0%
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