Diginex To Partner Agora For Blockchain-Based Voting in Asiaby Fintech News Hong Kong August 14, 2018
Blockchain solutions provider Diginex will join forces with blockchain-based voting platform Agora to provide blockchain-based voting in Asia.
Agora uses the blockchain to record and store voting information. Leveraging the blockchain’s properties in this manner has the potential benefit of weeding out third-party tampering, corruption and fraud in electoral processes
Meanwhile Diginex will leverage its networks across Asia to enable flexible deployment of the Agora platform in the region. Much of this will involve providing Agora with the necessary access and implementation support for it to work effectively.
Mr. Mark Blick, Head of Government Projects at Diginex, expressed his optimism at the prospect of bringing Asia’s disenfranchised voters back into the electoral systems:
“This technology aligns perfectly with our philosophy of blockchain fostering transparency in elections. It also encourages the enfranchisement of voters who so far may have been excluded from the electoral process.”
He also commended Agora for being one of the first platforms to recognise the vast potential for decentralized, transparent technologies to be developed and leveraged thus, in both the developing and developed world.
Agora’s CEO, Mr. Leonardo Gammar, meanwhile, said the move into Asia would open up opportunities for the technology’s capacity to be expanded further:
“Partnering with Diginex opens up new opportunities for Agora in Asia, enabling us to expand our network of contacts and develop strategic synergies. This will also help us to improve our technology’s capacity to fit into existing frameworks.”
Both companies, he said, were also mindful of the need to make sure blockchain-based solutions could be successfully and effortlessly adopted by all participating organisations.
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