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From Agents to Blockchain: Stairway to Integration

Practical I-Voting on Stellar Blockchain

Department of Electronic, Telecommunication and Informatics, Gdańsk University of Technology, 80-233 Gdańsk, Poland
Department of Computer Science Technology and Computation, University of Alicante, 03690 San Vicente del Raspeig, Alicante, Spain
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Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(21), 7606;
Received: 16 September 2020 / Revised: 18 October 2020 / Accepted: 22 October 2020 / Published: 28 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Blockchain Technology and Applications II)
In this paper, we propose a privacy-preserving i-voting system based on the public Stellar Blockchain network. We argue that the proposed system satisfies all requirements stated for a robust i-voting system including transparency, verifiability, and voter anonymity. The practical architecture of the system abstracts a voter from blockchain technology used underneath. To keep user privacy, we propose a privacy-first protocol that protects voter anonymity. Additionally, high throughput and low transaction fees allow handling large scale voting at low costs. As a result we built an open-source, cheap, and secure system for i-voting that uses public blockchain, where everyone can participate and verify the election process without the need to trust a central authority. The main contribution to the field is a method based on a blind signature used to construct reliable voting protocol. The proposed method fulfills all requirements defined for i-voting systems, which is challenging to achieve altogether. View Full-Text
Keywords: blockchain; i-voting; stellar; blind signature blockchain; i-voting; stellar; blind signature
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Barański, S.; Szymański, J.; Sobecki, A.; Gil, D.; Mora, H. Practical I-Voting on Stellar Blockchain. Appl. Sci. 2020, 10, 7606.

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Barański S, Szymański J, Sobecki A, Gil D, Mora H. Practical I-Voting on Stellar Blockchain. Applied Sciences. 2020; 10(21):7606.

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Barański, Stanisław, Julian Szymański, Andrzej Sobecki, David Gil, and Higinio Mora. 2020. "Practical I-Voting on Stellar Blockchain" Applied Sciences 10, no. 21: 7606.

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