Approval Voting

The United States Voting Method is flawed, and I doubt anyone would argue otherwise. With unsecured voting systems in place in many states, we don’t even have technology to redeem us. It is simply unacceptable that in our day and age that we have to choose what many would call the lesser of two evils. The fact that third party candidates …

Alpha Release

How To Run And Explore The Alpha Release | Video Tutorial

Now that we have released our initial alpha for our stake-weighted blockchain voting software, you can explore the voting system! Here’s how: Step 1: Set Up A Graphene Blockchain Testnet In this video you can follow along with Nathan Hourt, Follow My Vote Co-founder & CTO as he demonstrates how to setup a Graphene / Bitshares testnet and GUI.  The …

Alpha-Release

Follow My Vote Releases Initial Alpha

We are excited to announce that we have released the Initial Alpha for the Follow My Vote stakeweighted blockchain voting software! The alpha version runs on a blockchain using the open-source Graphene Blockchain Framework. Follow My Vote on GitHub Features and functionality that can be explored in the alpha release include publishing of contests, casting votes, and tallying contest results. TLS Encryption using …

steemit in 2017

Steemit – The future of Social Media

If I had mentioned Steemit in conversation two months ago, you would have no idea what I was talking about. The idea is simple. Post on their website, and if it’s popular get paid in cryptocurrency. You can post about anything, from your experience eating broccoli cheddar soup at Panera Bread or how to build a PC. It’s surprising that no one …

Why the Bitfinex hack isn’t the downfall of blockchain

On Wednesday, August 3rd,  Bitfinex was involved in a breach in where 119,756 bitcoin had been stolen from users’ accounts. This amounts to about $72 US Mil. Zane Tackett, Director of Community and Product Development for Bitfinex, informed Reuters of the breach. As a result of the breach, Bitcoin’s worth plunged 23 percent to just a bit under $550 per …

Network World

Network World Talks Follow My Vote & Blockchains

In a recent article on Network World, Patrick Nelson wrote about Follow My Vote and how blockchain technology can revolutionize elections. Nelson discussed the recent and startling Brexit vote in addition to the way information is spread via social media. His point being that voting is changing. People are receiving information much faster and discussing issues online. But the most …

Sponsoring The Montgomery County Chamber Bocce Ball Tournament

Follow My Vote sponsored the The 5th annual Bocce Ball Tournament hosted by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce(MCCC).  The tournament was held on June 23, 2016.  A total of 50 teams participated with every team guaranteed to play at least 5 games. The top 16 teams then played for a single elimination round. Team members Will Long and David Brock competed …

Politicon

Yes, Politicon Was Amazing!

Politicon 2016 was an incredible event! Follow My Vote attended as an exhibitor, while CEO, Adam Ernest, spoke on a panel regarding rigged elections. The non-partisan political conference took place in Pasadena, California, over June 25 and 26. Many well known politicians, tv hosts, and political thought leaders attended. Some of the most notable were Gov. Gary Johnson, Gov. Sarah Palin, …

BREXIT: THE AFTERMATH

Well, it happened. The results came in this morning, Brexit won with 51.9% of the vote. The United Kingdom is on track to leave the European Union which will take approximately two years. The Dow Jones Index has dropped about 3% because of the news. The pound has dropped about 11% since yesterday, leading many britons to wonder what they …

Brexit: The Rundown

A referendum is being held on Thursday, June 23, 2016, to decide if Britain should leave or stay in the European Union. A referendum is essentially a yes or no vote to a particular question. (Also a perfect time to use verifiable blockchain voting software) What does Brexit mean? It is a combination of Britain and exit.  Here are the pros and cons …

Joe Mohen, CEO of election.com, “Internet voting creates higher voter turnout”

In an interview with Joe Mohen, the former CEO of election.com, Amber Phillips of the Washington Post tried to breakdown why online voting hasn’t been a reality. In an age where you can order food online in the comfort of your bed, the technology to vote already exists. Many critics of such technology say it is easily hack-able, but since the technology …

CEO, Adam Ernest, To Participate In Politicon Panel

Follow My Vote CEO, Adam Ernest, will join other voting and political thought leaders in a Politicon Panel. The Panel titled “Big Debate! Are U.S. Elections Rigged?” will be held on Saturday, June 25 from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Ernest will join Frank Atwood of Approval voting, Nate Kaplan of SeePolitical, and Kimberley J Abels of HeadCount.  Topics to be discussed include ballot …

Paper Ballots and Current Voting Systems are not Secure nor Feasible

As I continued to scan the article I thought to myself, “Our current voting system is broken.”Stuck between paper ballots and other outdated voting systems America’s election infrastructure is lagging behind. Outdated voting machines, complex state laws that have made ID verification difficult, and accusations of voter fraud are not unique to the California primary. With Los Angeles’ County having …

Online Voting In Canada

New Poll Reveals People Want Online Voting In Canada

A new poll has revealed that 70% of people want both proportional representation and online voting in Canada. The poll was carried out by the NRG Research Group and Peak Communications. The research also showed interesting findings on the preferences of voting methods. Both the United States and Canada currently use first-past-the-post (the candidate who receives more votes than any other candidate wins). …