Blockchain 3.0: Towards a Secure Ballotcoin Democracy through a Digitized Public Ledger in Developing Countries

E. M. Dogo*, N. I. Nwulu**, O. M. Olaniyi***, C. O. Aigbavboa****, T. Nkonyana*****
*,**,***** Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Science, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
*** Department of Computer Engineering, Federal University of Technology Minna, Nigeria.
**** Department of Construction Management and Quantity Survey, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Periodicity:April - June'2018
DOI : https://doi.org/10.26634/jdp.6.2.15593

Abstract

This paper reviews scholarly articles on the application of blockchain technology for secure electronic voting (e-voting). Furthermore, the feasibility of using blockchain technology to replace the existing manual or semidigitized voting system in developing countries with Nigeria as a case study is performed. To analyse the current state and preparedness of adopting Blockchain Enabled E-voting (BEEV) system in Nigeria, this paper employs the qualitative SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) and PEST (Political, Economic, Social and Technological) analysis approach. This evaluation leads us to identify internal and external factors and the strategic direction in adopting BEEV in Nigeria. It is the authors’ opinion that this approach could also be tailored to evaluate situations of other developing countries.

Keywords

Security, E-voting, I-voting, Blockchain, Developing Countries

How to Cite this Article?

Dogo, E. M., Nwulu, N. I., Olaniyi, O. M., Aigbavboa, C. O., Nkonyana, T. (2018). Blockchain 3.0: Towards A Secure Ballotcoin Democracy Through A Digitized Public Ledger in Developing Countries. i-manager's Journal on Digital Signal Processing, 6(2), 24-35. https://doi.org/10.26634/jdp.6.2.15593

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