The South Australian Government has completed a “transparent and historic” election using blockchain technology.
More than 1,400 recreational fishers participated in the vote to elect five members to the Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council.
The state’s Primary Industries Minister Tim Whetstone says the election was a big success.
“The voting process has been transparent and historic – for the first time in South Australian Government history, Blockchain technology was used for the voting process,” Mr Whetstone said.
“Blockchain is an exciting emerging technology which is extremely secure and already used all over the world to perform valuable transactions.”
The technology used for the vote was created by Australian voting platform Horizon State, which says it is pleased with the “outstanding level of participation by the recreational fishing community in South Australia.”