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GOVERNMENT, DEMOCRACY & VOTING

5th April @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Blockchain (APPG Blockchain) 

Evidence Session – GOVERNMENT, DEMOCRACY & VOTING

Register – link here


We would like to invite you to our Evidence Meeting in UK Parliament online.
 
Questions to inspire:
  • How can blockchain strengthen established democratic practices in more developed countries? i.e. boosting voter turnout through electronic voting systems.
  • Can blockchain ease concerns about the transition to a digital democracy? (i.e. electoral fraud doesn’t seem as much of a potential problem)
  • Does blockchain-based voting live up to democratic principles, when competitors acquire tokens, or when voter authentication is not guaranteed?
  • What regulation / legislation is required to allow blockchain to be compatible with existing legal and organisational frameworks?
  • Does blockchain have a role to play in less strong democracies? (i.e. could it help to tackle issues such as corruption?)

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Lord Holmes of Richmond, House of Lords
  • Dr. Luke Riley, Head of Innovation, Quant Network
  • Dr. Robert Herian, Open University
  • Tracey Lane, Practice Manager, World Bank
  • Dr. Steve Schneider, Director of the Surrey Centre for Cyber Security, University of Surrey
 
Format:
 
There will be 4 to 8 formal Evidence Givers.
There will also be an opportunity to share your opinion and raise practical questions.
Press invited.
This event will be filmed.