Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2017/1043

An E-voting Protocol Based on Blockchain

Yi Liu and Qi Wang

Abstract: Because of the properties such as transparency, decentralization, irreversibility, nonrepudiation, etc., blockchain is not only a fundamental technology of great interest in its own right, but also has large potential when integrated into many other areas. In this paper, based on the blockchain technology, we propose a decentralized e-voting protocol, without the existence of a trusted third party. Furthermore, we provide several possible extensions and improvements that meet the requirements in some specific voting scenarios.

Category / Keywords: cryptographic protocols / E-voting, Blockchain, Blind signature

Date: received 23 Oct 2017

Contact author: liuy7 at mail sustc edu cn

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Version: 20171028:204938 (All versions of this report)

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