A new online voting system based on the My Number identification system and blockchain technology has been introduced in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture.

The new system has not been without its hiccups, however. Many voters could not remember the passwords, and it was difficult to ascertain whether votes had been counted.

Blockchain advocates however, will note that the problems experienced by voters had little to do with the blockhain tech per se – and were issues more to do with the use of any kind of digital voting interface.

Seems that Japan is leading a blockchain-based democracy in the world… Or is it a negative signal of social development?

What do you think?

SOURCE: [https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/09/02/national/politics-diplomacy/new-online-voting-system-introduced-city-tsukuba/#.W432EV4zZJS](https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/09/02/national/politics-diplomacy/new-online-voting-system-introduced-city-tsukuba/#.W432EV4zZJS)

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