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Nasdaq.com Features Follow My Vote & How Blockchain Will Make the World a Better Place

Follow My Vote has been featured on Nasdaq.com! The Nasdaq Stock Market is an American stock exchange, and is the second-largest exchange in the world by market capitalization, the first being the New York Stock Exchange. The Nasdaq website displays information about stock quotes, markets, business news, and investing. Bitcoin Magazine, which has featured Follow My Vote before, is actually a contributor …

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 …

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to scan the article I thought to myself, “Our current voting system is broken.”Stuck between paper ballots and other outdated voting systems America’s election infrastructure is lagging behind. Outdated voting machines, complex state laws that have made ID verification difficult, and accusations of voter fraud are not unique to the California primary.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

mistakes to avoid when launching your kickstarter.

8 Mistakes To Avoid When Launching Your Kickstarter

Raising money isn’t easy, especially on Kickstarter. As the leader of Follow My Vote and creator of our first Kickstarter campaign, I accept full responsibility for our Kickstarter campaign having not yet reached its goal. Upon creating, launching, and marketing Follow My Vote’s Kickstarter campaign, it has become quite clear that I made some mistakes I now know to avoid with …

Google's Liquid Democracy Experiment

Google Tries Their Own Voting System: A Liquid Democracy Experiment

Although not the only search engine in the world, Google is by far the largest and has expanded into many different areas of the web. Including their social media site, Google+ and acquiring Youtube, Google is an incredibly large force that won’t be reckoned with anytime soon. Google has recently tried their own hand at creating an online voting platform …

Polls Are Ineffective, So Why Do We Trust Them?

The 2016 presidential election is exposing a lot of the shortcomings in our democratic process and how bipartisan politics mixed with antiquated methods of voting have made for a rather corrupt current political climate. This is now being exposed as inaccurate polls are being released after the presidential debates. How much more will it take for people to realize that …

Blockchain Potential

Blockchain Potential

Most people by now are familiar with Bitcoin, the digital currency that is created using Blockchain technology. Although Bitcoin has had a very tumultuous start, investors and entrepreneurs are more fascinated with the potential capabilities that blockchain technology has outside of the Bitcoin currency. Many have discussed using it as a sort of watermark for the sale of copyrighted music …

Former President Jimmy Carter’s Diagnosis

Regardless of party affiliation or political creed, the office of the president is one that deserves respect and recognition. Former president, Jimmy Carter gave a press conference on August 20th telling the nation about his diagnosis and what that means for how long he has left to live. Atlanta (CNN)In a remarkable press conference marked by grace and devoid of …

Greek Referendum

Questionable Voting Practices in the Greek Referendum? You Decide.

Whether you’re a devotee of international news or just a casual observer, most would agree that negotiations regarding a Greek bailout package from Eurozone lenders have clogged the headlines for too long.  Over the course of months we have seen feisty Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras go round after round with indomitable German Chancellor Angela Merkel; who, as head of …

The Proof is in the Blockchain!

Many people believe that bitcoin is just a currency but it is actually so much more than that. When it comes to revitalizing many industries and concepts, online methods have proven to be extremely integral to that process. Democracy is no exception. Through the use of bitcoin and blockchain technology, online voting can be fortified as the only real option …

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Voter Apathy At All Time High

Democracy is a system which only flourishes when everyday citizens are engaged in its outcomes and believe that their voice matters. Many voters now are simply not feeling fulfilled by the current state of political affairs leading to apathy at the polls. Online voting could be a way to re-engage voters, allowing democracy to take root and do what it …

What Will the Future of Voting Look Like?

This post from a talk show called The Take Away speaks with some highly educated people in the industry where they discuss on their podcast the importance of verified voting when dealing in the digital realm. The main topic of conversation lands on the audit-ability of the current system and what might be in development (Follow My Vote) to make …

Blockchain Technology offers Support to DemocracyOS

There is a long standing debate that online voting may not be possible due to the nature of technology itself. Simply as we continue to find new ways to keep our information secure and safe, technology that makes said security measures obsolete are in the making. However there is one technology that makes it almost impossible to hack the system, …

A Short History of Cryptography

People have been trying to keep information or data secret since we were able to record information or data. It’s human nature for us to want to keep private information, private to those that are included in your information or data. It is understood that the history of cryptography goes way back. We have been using cryptography for thousands of …

Hillary Aims to Tear Down ID Laws to Increase Voter Turnout

In an attempt to pick up votes needed for the upcoming 2016 election, Hillary Clinton is attempting to tear down ID laws to increase voter turnout.  Hillary’s campaign has taken a swing into the realm of claims of voter suppression, especially in States that are overhauling their voter laws to better protect against the levels of voter fraud that were …

What is the Open Source Initiative (OSI)?

Through many of our posts you will see Follow My Vote’s relationship with CAVO and other partners at the Open Source Initiative (OSI). We thought it to be important to our readers to find out more about this organization and see some of their work in action through this interesting article. We would have to agree that the Open Source …

How BlockChain Technology will Change the World

We have long known the power that blockchain technology offered the world in many different applications and industries. With online voting still needing a bit of a push in the securities realm to make large players more comfortable with the technology this article takes a look at some of the other industries that are seeing immediate dramatic improvements across the …