Posted 2 years ago | by @devadmin
Although the U.S. election is still ongoing, the Associated Press has announced it will publish the results on a blockchain.
The blockchain provides a secure and unhackable record of the state-by-state results. However, the voting didn’t take place on the blockchain so the results can still be skewed.
The Associated Press stated that the news agency has been publishing incoming results from the Nov. 3rd United States presidential election onto both the Ethereum and EOS blockchains.
As noted on the developer webpage detailing how to access its AP Elections API, results are being immutably written to blockchain by Everipedia’s OraQle software.
Results are also being published on the AP website itself, however, using the blockchain-based Everipedia provides an unhackable and permanent record of the results for each state.
AP has also released the Ethereum smart contract address, allowing readers to use Etherscan to follow results as they come in as well.
The 2020 U.S. election is one of the most controversial in decades, with results on the fence in key battleground states. Drudge has also reported with an epic headline that, “Biden has gotten the most votes in American history.”
Almost 100 million votes were cast early, either by mail or in person, due to the pandemic.
The cryptosphere is awaiting to see who will become the next U.S. president and what the effect will be on markets, if any.
However, it could be days or even weeks before a final verdict is given. Trump has already made controversial claims of voter fraud through mail-in ballots. Earlier today, he threatened to appeal to the Supreme Court in order to stop vote counting. Trump also has active lawsuits in PA, MI and has asked for WI recount.
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