Blockchain is gaining more use cases around the world. Using any of the available blockchain-based technologies offers a secure and unhackable record of the state-by-state presidential election results as they come in.
The Associated Press news agency has been publishing a lot of the incoming results from the November 3 United States Presidential election onto the Ethereum and EOS blockchain. As it is clear from the developer webpage detailing how to access its AP Elections API, results are getting immutably written to the blockchain by Everipedia’s OraQle software.
While these results are naturally also getting published on the AP site, using the blockchain-based Everipedia offers an unhackable and also permanent record of the calls for every state as they come in.
AP News has also released the Ethereum smart contract address, enabling readers to use the block explorers like Etherscan to follow results as they come in.
Nevertheless, a more accessible version of these results, collating the results from every called state so far, is currently available through the AP’s EOS account on Bloks.io.
This year’s US election is by far the most controversial in decades with the results seemingly going down to the wire in major battleground states. Around 100 million votes were cast early, by mail and in person, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. All this happened much to the discontent of the incumbent President Donald Trump.
The crypto world is now eager to learn who will become the next US president and the effect that it will eventually have on the markets.
But, it might take days or even weeks before a final verdict is given. Trump has already made baseless claims of fraud and threatened to launch a Supreme Court challenge. He declared victory despite there being millions of votes that are still to get counted.