The USA might need to rely on Blockchain-based elections

The coronavirus pandemic is beginning to ease up in the United States and across most of the rest of the world. However, computer models predict that a second wave of the pandemic will surge across the world in the autumn, and this would coincide with the November Presidential Elections in the United States. If this happens, blockchain-based voting may prove to be critical in order to maintain democracy.Essentially, if the second wave of the COVID-19 virus is severe enough, then a typical in-person election would lead to a massive amount of infections and deaths. Therefore, even though elections are the cornerstone of democracy, they may not be allowed to occur, at least in person.

 

Blockchain-based voting

What could save the day is blockchain-based voting. Basically, blockchain-based voting guarantees that all votes are immutable and cryptographically secure, while also ensuring that a real-life person cast the vote.Therefore, even if in-person voting stations are banned due to the coronavirus, democracy could still be preserved via blockchain-based voting. However, the big caveat is that blockchain-based voting systems have never been widely used in the past, and it is quite possible that they could be prone to manipulation and hacking if they aren’t properly implemented.