More dApps are Moving to the EOS Ecosystem – Why?

While the cryptocurrency industry has slowed down a little since the end of 2017, it is still a very exciting space with a ton of potential. Cryptocurrency and blockchain are adopted in more industries out there. Blockchain can have value in banking, healthcare, education, technology and numerous other spheres. But without a doubt, one of the most exciting things in …

Public ledgers

Public Ledgers Are Not New – Blockchain Technology Is Just a Digital Version

Have you ever tried explaining blockchain technology to a friend? With all the industry jargon it can be a bit confusing. In its most simple form, a blockchain is a peer to peer network and a database (public ledger). Did you know that public ledgers have been used for centuries? Blockchain is essentially a more advanced digital version.   Image Source …

Microsoft Takes Advantage Of Blockchain Tech, Adds New Features To Office.

Microsoft Office just got some extraordinary features in the latest update. Office users can now use multiple blockchains to certify and sign important documents. Large corporations tend to store lots of contracts and legal documents in Microsoft Office. Now with the new blockchain features, users can certify and sign documents, to verify they have not been tampered with. The new …

Understanding The Graphene Blockchain Ecosystem - follow my vote

Understanding The Graphene Blockchain Ecosystem

There are three main blockchain ecosystems in the market today: the Graphene ecosystem, the Bitcoin ecosystem and Ethereum ecosystem. Follow My Vote CTO, Nathan Hourt is responsible for owning a critical role in the design and development of the Graphene Toolkit, which was first built for BitShares, a leading crypto-currency that has been credited with several industry innovations. The Graphene blockchain framework …

Voter Fraud

How We Can Stop All Voter Fraud

Follow My Vote Ambassador, Nicolas Guillermo recently wrote a an article on wearechange.org entitled “How We Can Stop All Voter Fraud”. The article goes into depth on the issues Follow My Vote is tackling and the technology we are using to combat voter fraud.   Each time there is an election held anywhere in the democratic world, you will undoubtedly …

The Lean Startup Method

What Is The Lean Startup? The lean startup is a method for developing businesses and products created by Eric Ries. Based on his experience on failing and successful startups, Ries claims that startups can shorten their product development cycles by adopting a combo of efficient experimentation, product releases, and validated learning. By pushing out an initial product that is not perfect …

Follow My Vote invites local Cyber Security Club to hack their software

Follow My Vote is a startup based in the corporate research center in Blacksburg, VA that is developing blockchain-based voting software. They recently released the initial alpha version of the software, giving early-adopters a preview of how their software works.  Adam Ernest, their CEO, was interviewed by WSLS 10 about the software: “You can monitor and election in real time …

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 …

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 …

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 Political Call To Arms Via Ed Asner

Christina Tobin and the Free and Equal Elections Foundation have released a video featuring Ed Asner and a “political call to arms”. Ed Asner, the legendary actor who was once black-listed and former President of the Screen Actors Guild met with Free & Equal President Christina Tobin last week searching for solutions to the concerns he has about America’s future. They …

Primaries and Caucuses

The Difference Between Primaries And Caucuses

In the United States, there are two main ways to determine how candidates are selected for various elected positions. These are known as primaries and caucuses. Caucuses Caucuses are used to  make a variety of decisions in political parties. It is well known that parties hold caucuses to select nominations for presidential races. But caucuses also provide parties with decisions …

Campaign Finance Going Digital In Virginia?

Campaign finance could be going digital in Virginia. The Virginia General Assembly recently introduced a bill titled HB 687 on campaign finance reform. The bill would allow digital currency as a form of monetary contribution to campaigns. Making the leap into campaign finance would be a big win for digital currency. So how exactly would a digital contribution work under HB …

Secure Voting

Follow My Vote And WebRoots Democracy Release Secure Voting Report

Follow My Vote would like to announce the release of Secure Voting: A guide to secure #onlinevoting in elections. In addition to Follow My Vote, global experts and authoritative academics contributed to the report produced by WebRoots Democracy. WebRoots Democracy is an organization campaigning for the use of online voting methods in the UK. Follow My Vote contributed an entire chapter in …