Decentralized democratic voting [duplicate]

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Hi, I've begun work on a PoS alt coin with the following features:

1. A pool of coins is collected and grows in value with each block.
2. Anyone can create a poll to spend from from the pool. The other users can then vote with their coins yea or nea.
3. Anyone can create a poll to upgrade the official client to a new version based on an md5sum. If enough votes are yea, then the official client will prompt the user to upgrade to the new client.
4. Anyone create a non-binding poll to gather information from the other coin owners. A question such as, "Would you support changing the PoS interest rate to X?" could be asked.

The point of #4 is to get ideas for 2 and 3.

The idea is that the coin can morph into anything. If people like proof of work better, it can become proof of work. If they want ethereum style turing complete scripting language features, they can ask someone to port it and pay for it with the money from the pool. If they want a...

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Recently we mentioned several times the logical and technological properties of tau, and now maybe it is time to take a step back and look at the broader picture. We mentioned that tau's programming language is actually rules and logic. We meet rules and logic in many other aspects of life: a relatively small example is that the pure logic structure in solutions to existing problems can be used automatically to cope with unsolved problems, even in an entirely non-related field, like some Chemical structure being isomorphic to some existing computer program.

This is still a certain use case and is aside the main point, and the main point is decentralized democracy.

Tau is able to formalize laws, query their consequences, and verify their consistency. It is able to do so in a fully decentralized mode. Tau cannot directly interact with the laws of reality, but it defines its own rules. The network is self-definable and self-amendable. The software client is a compiler...

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Description: The question of whether political, fiscal, and administrative decentralization improves government effectiveness is hotly debated among researchers and policy makers. Decentralization, Democracy, a...

The question of whether political, fiscal, and administrative decentralization improves government effectiveness is hotly debated among researchers and policy makers. Decentralization, Democracy, and Development contributes to the empirical literature on decentralization and the debate on whether it is a viable and desirable state-building strategy for post-conflict countries.This book is a collection of eight papers written by nine authors who were intimately involved in the complex decentralization reform process in Sierra Leone from 2003–07. During this period, Sierra Leone’s government established elected district and urban councils across the country, transferred certain responsibilities for primary services and local investment and some financial resources to...

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Democratic Decentralization

Democratic decentralization is a political concept. Through democratic decentralization process power is spreaded from the top to bottom. The aim of such decentralization is to expand the field of authority and specialization and to enable the people to make more and more participation in politics and administrative affairs.

To achieve these objectives, new institutions are created and the old and existing institutions are reorganized or remodeled and reformed.

The main purpose of democratic decentralization, however, is to bring fundamental changes in the traditional outlook about the power structure of the government. Thus, democratic decentralization means decentralization of power. The source from which this power is decentralized is based on the democratic structure and hence, such decentralization is called the democratic decentralization.

Moreover, the authority on which the power is to be delegated is also organized...

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This article was written by Elisha Owusu Akyaw, a Contributor to the PIVX Project, and is sponsored by PIVX

PIVX Masternode owners have voted overwhelmingly to give up voting rights, extending governance of the private instant verified transaction digital currency to all its holders.

Blockchain evolution

It is no gainsaying that Nakamoto Satoshi’s original intention of a decentralized community involves the process of full participation by every individual represented in the democratized ecosystem.

The Blockchain technology does not involve centralized servers in specific locations

The Blockchain technology does not involve centralized servers in specific locations. It is a technology where every participant plays a part in maintaining both the network and its security. Governance on the Blockchain is typically a decentralized democracy. This simply means that decisions taken within the community must be as agreed by the majority of...

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a. Decentralization, including substantial fiscal decentralization, provides a framework which facilitates and stimulates local sustainable
development throughout the country.
Fiscal decentralization will reverse current practice which extracts resources from the periphery and concentrates these at the centre. Thus
more resources will be retained at the local level, and will help to enhance or stimulate local economies and be available to support local
development initiatives.b. Decentralization represents the most effective means of curbing excessive concentration of power by the central government, which is a
distinctive feature of the existing governance model, and which is inimical to several basic tenets of good governance, e.g. openness,
transparency, fairness and probity.
Conferring power to local jurisdictions to manage local affairs will make it more difficult for any single group, be it...
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Radical Decentralization - The Nature of the Future

Welcome to /r/Rad_Decentralization

This subreddit is dedicated to exploring the new Decentralization Revolution and how it's emerging through technology, politics, society and life.

Decentralized technologies are being developed in almost every industry and market worldwide, in both physical and digital forms. Collectively, these technologies have the potential to cause a "radical" shift from the status quo, hence the name: Radical Decentralization.

We welcome anything that has to do with subverting traditional hierarchical systems in favor of a more resilient, innovative, networked, transparent and sustainable future.



Ray Kurzweil - On Decentralization

Andreas Antonopoulos - On Decentralization

Aldous Huxley - On Decentralization

Jeremy Rifkin - Global Networking


We are privileged to be living in the midst of the greatest...

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While a decentralized voting system can safeguard against massive hacking, a small-scale hack in a swing state could be enough to alter an election.

On Nov. 8, millions of Americans will head to the polls to fulfill their end of the democratic bargain. About 179 million eligible voters—including 99.7 percent in key swing states—will have their votes recorded electronically, on a patchwork of aging machines, some of which were engineered in the 1990s.

Most of the machines in use were purchased with funds from the 2002 Help America Vote Act. HAVA allocated $4 billion over four years to help local jurisdictions upgrade their voting systems. The impetus was the “hanging chads” controversy of the 2000 election—when incompletely punched holes were not counted as votes by the tabulating machines in Florida, revealing the shortcomings of paper punch cards.

HAVA created a boom in the voting machine industry, to the extent that today 51 different models of...

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[1]Crawford v. Marion County Election Board, 128 S.Ct. 1610, 1619 (2008).

[2]U.S. Const. art. I, §4, cl. 1. Congress has less power to regulate the election for President, being limited to determining the "Time" of choosing electors and the "Day" when they give their votes. Id. art. II, §1, cl. 4. By subsequent constitutional amendments, states may not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender and age over 18, but Congress still may not interfere with state laws disqualifying noncitizens and certain felons from voting, despite the claims of many activists. See generally id. amend. XIV, § 2.

[3]42 U.S.C. § 15329.

[4]Voter identification can prevent impersonation fraud, voting under fictitious names, voting by illegal aliens, and voting by individuals registered in more than one state. See Hans A. von Spakovsky, Stolen Identities, Stolen Votes: A Case Study in Voter Impersonation, Heritage Foundation Legal Memorandum No. 22, March 10, 2008, available...

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