Hackers Congress In Prague

CEO Adam Ernest To Speak At Hackers Congress In Prague

Follow My Vote Co-Founder and CEO, Adam Ernest has been invited to speak at the Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis in Prague. (Paralelní Polis basically means alternative culture or underground) The Event is put on by the Institute of Cryptoanarchy.  Hundreds of technology enthusiasts, tech-entrepreneurs, activists and blockchain lovers will attend the Hackers Congress to celebrate the age of digital freedom and decentralization. …

United We Stand Festival

Follow My Vote To Sponsor United We Stand Festival

Follow My Vote will be sponsoring the United We Stand Festival and Open Presidential Debate at the University of Colorado Boulder on Tuesday October 25th. In addition to the debate, there will be speakers and performances by more than 10 different bands and artists. Tickets are free to public and students get priority. More info here. The festival is put …

Follow My Vote Team

Connecting With Students At Virginia Tech’s Gobblerfest

On Friday, September 2nd, Follow My Vote attended Virginia Tech’s Gobblerfest event to connect with students. Gobblerfest is an annual festival intended to engage students in campus activities and help them connect with the surrounding community while inspiring curiosity, civility and self-understanding. Gobblerfest is a great way for students to meet each other, explore common interests, and become a part of the Virginia …

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 …

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, …

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 …

Blockchain Speech

Follow My Vote CTO, Nathan Hourt, Gives Blockchain Speech At Harding University

On April 15, 2016, Nathan Hourt, Follow My Vote CTO, gave a blockchain speech at the computer science department at Harding University entitled Blocked & Loaded | Why Blockchain Technology Matters & What it can do for You. In regards to the presentation, Nathan stated:  This seminar was presented to the Computer Science Department at Harding University, but it is targeted …

A Synopsis Of Collision 2016

Follow My Vote attended Collision Conference this year in New Orleans over April 26-28. The tech conference provides startups with the ability to network, meet investors, and debut their products and apps.  Follow My Vote was admitted to the Alpha Program. This program allowed us to exhibit and tell attendees about our blockchain voting software and explain why end to end verifiability …

Follow My Vote To Attend Collision 2016, America’s Ultimate Tech Conference

Follow My Vote will attend Collision over April 26-28, 2016. Collision has been called “America’s fastest growing tech conference” and was created by the team behind Web Summit, Which Follow My Vote attended in 2015. Alpha Program Follow My Vote has been accepted to the Alpha Program at Collision! This program is for early stage start ups and provides companies …

TechNite 2016

Follow My Vote Up For 3 Awards At This Year’s RBTC TechNite

The Roanoke Blacksburg Technology Council (RBTC) is a non-profit, member-driven association of businesses and organizations in Southwest Virginia working together to promote the growth of the region’s technology sector. Each Year the RBTC hosts and annual celebration of the communities’ flourishing tech sector called TechNite. The event is a key opportunity to network with upwards of 600 influential business and innovation …

Follow My Vote Launches Crowdfunding Campaign To Change The World

On April 13 2016, Follow My Vote launched an epic crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. We are developing verifiable open-source blockchain voting software, making voting honest and convenient, once and for all. Help us prove demand for our technology by donating to Follow My Vote’s Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign today! Watch us literally launch the campaign in this video: Join our movement on social …

Global Entrepreneurship Challenge

Innovative Students Win Global Entrepreneurship Challenge Semifinals

The Global Entrepreneurship Challenge is an annual event hosted by Virginia Tech KnowledgeWorks.  Student entrepreneurs are given a chance to pitch their business ideas to a panel of local business leaders and a crowd. The Follow My Vote team is always eager to attend entrepreneurship events in our area. We seek to support local efforts that encourage innovation, especially when it …

Blockchain Voting in Utah? Pics or it Didn’t Happen

Both parties headed West on Tuesday with the Republican party using blockchain voting in Utah. This was one of the first times that online voting has been allowed via a state party. With around 59,000 people, CryptoCoinNews reported that Utah Republicans signed up in numbers. It would indeed seem like a momentous day for any and all advocates that wish for a more transparent and …

The State Of Entrepreneurship In Blacksburg, VA

The State Of Entrepreneurship In Blacksburg, VA

On December 17th,  James Creekmore, Creekmore Law Firm PC hosted and led an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Symposium as an event for the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. The symposium was held in downtown Blacksburg, VA, at the Lyric Theater with the purpose of discussing the state of entrepreneurship in Blacksburg and what steps can be taken to improve the startup environment in …