Malaysian Blockchain Developers are the Minds behind BCVote

The Blockchain Voting System is adopted by the American Conservative Union

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Gen Matsuda, the CEO of OBC and President of OKWAVE Inc. (left), Dan Schneider, the Executive Director of ACU (right)

OK Blockchain Centre Sdn Bhd. (OBC) CEO and OKWAVE Inc’s President, Gen Matsuda, appeared on stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference 2020 (CPAC2020) alongside American Conservative Union (ACU) Executive Director, Dan Schneider to announce the adoption of OBC’s blockchain voting system, BCVote, for the ACU’s online public opinion poll, the “year-round polling programme”.

The ACU is the largest conservative union in the United States and they are adopting a blockchain voting system made almost entirely by Malaysian blockchain developers here in Medini, Iskandar Puteri, Johor. OBC was established in 2018 and has been at the forefront of blockchain research and development. According to Matsuda, “There are two key features in blockchain technology that are ideal in voting systems, transparency and traceability.” He added that voter fraud is preventable with blockchain technology and cited it as one of the reasons BCVote was adopted by the ACU.

BCVote is built on Ethereum, an open-source, public, blockchain-based distributed computing platform and operating system, its smart contract (scripting) feature allows voting systems built upon its architecture to simultaneously verify voters’ eligibility and prevent fraudulent activity whilst the voting process is underway. OBC developed the electronic voting system in March 2019 under the project “Thor’s Hammer”.

Matsuda said BCVote’s prospects for the future are bright, he hopes its appeal through ACU’s adoption would extend beyond Washington D.C. and throughout the whole of the United States. “We would like the platform to be used as a means to gather data for television ratings, stockholder meetings and other forms of polling,” he added.

OK BLOCKCHAIN CENTER SDN. BHD. is responsible for the strategic advancement of blockchain technology for the OKWAVE group of companies. OBC aims to make Iskandar Puteri a special blockchain development zone by collaborating with the Malaysian government on research and development of blockchain technology with societal implementation and through collaborative research  on  Shariah-compliant  digital  coins  with  the  local  university,  Universiti  Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). For more information, visit https://okwave.global/

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