According to a first, the African nation of Sierra Leone uses Blockchain technology to count its presidential elections, according to Leonardo Gammar, CEO of Agora. 7.
Agora is a Swiss-based voting technology company, Blockchain, which participated yesterday in the results of the presidential elections in Sierra Leone. Jason Lukasiewicz, COO of Agora, told Cointelegraph that it is the “first time in history, a Blockchain has been used in any government election, never. “
Gammar sent a message to Agora The group of telegrams said today that the team of Agora was” engaged in the presidential elections in Sierra Leone ” and that she is currently in Freetown, capital of Sierra Leone, to help blockchain operators to audit election results. In a message to Cointelegraph, Gammar noted that he and his team “have not slept for 2 days.”
Gammar told the Telegram Group that throughout the elections, Agora has partnered with the European Commission, and has helped Blockchain gang operators who come from the cross Rouge, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and the University of Friborg.
This presidential election is the fourth since the end of the civil war. war in 2002. 16 candidates participated in the election, contributing to the probability of a second round of voting, as it will be very difficult for a single candidate to win the required 55% of votes
Gammar wrote the telegram group at 01:56 GMT that the team was “proud to announce that our results in the West District have 2 hours in advance on the National Electoral Commission and all NGOs, with 86% counted. ”
Lukasie Wicz said that the voting technology Blockchain Agora has worked successfully in the elections in Sierra Leone, as they have “already counted the votes days before the commission official. ”
elections in Sierra Leone, Lukasiewicz told Cointelegraph that the government of Sierra Leone wanted to use Blockchain in order to [«19459004] “increase the transparency of their elections. According to Lukasiewicz, Agora offers the “only fully transparent”
The aftermath of yesterday’s elections highlight some of the problems that the public and the government have to to trust the legitimacy of elections in Sierra Leone.
The SLPP’s candidate, Julius Maada Bio, later stated that he was using phones and laptops to verify the Counting Results:
“I have established a point center in my office that is not against the law of this country.It is a legitimate business. “
While Blockchain technology behind cryptocurrencies could boost confidence in the legitimacy of elections, cryptocurrency itself helped African citizens free themselves from financial repression. Traditional money markets require a certain level of knowledge and access to investment, while cryptocurrencies are accessible to any willing investor through various mobile applications, making digital assets more attractive to young Africans.