What are Smart Contracts? Use Cases and Examples

Smart Contracts

Smart contracts are an important part of most blockchain-based ecosystems, and the most important element of application-focused blockchains, such as Ethereum. These smart contracts are programs that run on blockchains. For instance, an Ethereum contract will run on the Ethereum blockchain. Smart contracts are digital, autonomous, transparent, trustless, and decentralized — and these contracts normally can not be modified or altered once deployed. One of the advantages of smart contracts include reducing or sometimes removing intermediaries and contract enforcement in a transaction or an agreement. With smart contracts, the code…

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West Virginians living abroad cast their election ballots via mobile voting

Mobile voting - Man using smartphone

The remote voting system via mobile device is a pilot project. Almost 140 West Virginians living abroad in 29 counties have used mobile voting in order to participate in the 2018 midterm elections. West Virginia is the first state to run a blockchain-based voting project at such a large scale. The statewide pilot project covers 24 of West Virginia’s 55 counties. It uses a variety of tech, including a combination of smartphones, facial recognition and blockchain to create a large-scale and secure method for West Virginians, including service members, Peace…

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