Star wants to use blockchain tech for independence referendum

Lina Soo

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By Malcolm Lau

KUCHING, Dec 24: State Reform Party promises to deliver an independence referendum using blockchain technology by Christmas 2021 as it views blockchain voting as the solution to realise a Sarawak independence referendum in the 21st century.

“Democratic (United States of America) presidential candidate, Andrew Yang has added blockchain voting to his official campaign platform, claiming it is 100 per cent technically possible to have fraud-proof voting on our mobile phones today,” according to State Reform Party (Star) president Lina Soo in a statement today.

“On 25th October 2019, Xi Jin Ping, president of China gave his blessing for blockchain technology to be accelerated for multiple applications.”

Soo noted that blockchain is like a bookkeeping record which is also known as Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) which is distributed across multiple servers.

“These servers are called “verifiers” because their function is to verify the authenticity of the blocks before they are added to the blockchain,” she pointed out.

Once the block is added, the transactions are copied to each verifying server and cannot be changed. Observers and third-party security may be granted access to the blockchain to audit the process in an election.

“In America, there have been more than 30 successful live elections (using blockchain technology) that range from political party conventions, student elections, and town hall meeting voting,” Soo noted.

She added that Star will kickstart the blockchain referendum so that people of the Sarawak can determine the future of Sarawak. — DayakDaily