Malaysian Blockchain Developers are The Minds Behind "BCVote", a Blockchain Voting System Adopted by The American Conservative Union

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Gen Matsuda, the CEO of OBC and President of OKWAVE Inc. (left), Dan Schneider, the Executive Director of ACU (right)

Medini City, Iskandar Puteri, 7 March 2020 – OK Blockchain Centre Sdn Bhd. (OBC) CEO and OKWAVE Inc’s President, Gen Matsuda, appeared on stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference 2020 (CPAC2020) alongside American Conservative Union (ACU) Executive Director, Dan Schneider to announce the adoption of OBC's blockchain voting system, BCVote, for the ACU's online public opinion poll, the "year-round polling program".

The ACU is the largest conservative union in the United States and they are adopting a blockchain voting system made almost entirely by Malaysian blockchain developers here in Medini, Iskandar Puteri. OBC was established in 2018 and has been at the forefront of blockchain research and development. According to Matsuda, "There are two key features in blockchain technology that are ideal in voting systems, transparency and traceability." He added that voter fraud is preventable with blockchain technology and cited it as one of the reasons BCVote was adopted by the ACU.

BCVote is built on Ethereum, an open-source, public, blockchain-based distributed computing platform and operating system, its smart contract (scripting) feature allows voting systems built upon its architecture to simultaneously verify voter eligibility and prevent fraudulent activity whilst the voting process is underway. OBC developed the electronic voting system in March 2019 under the project "Thor's Hammer".

Matsuda said BCVote's prospects for the future are bright, he hopes its appeal through ACU's adoption would extend beyond Washington D.C. throughout the whole of the United States. "We would like the platform to be used as a means to gather data for television ratings, stockholder meetings and other forms of polling," he added.


About OK BLOCKCHAIN CENTER SDN. BHD.

OK BLOCKCHAIN CENTER SDN. BHD. was established in the Central Business District of Iskandar Puteri in 2018, it is responsible for the strategic advancement of blockchain technology for the OKWAVE group of companies. OBC aims to make Iskandar Puteri a special blockchain development zone by collaborating with the Malaysian government on research and development of blockchain technology with societal implementation and through collaborative research on shariah-compliant digital coins with the local university, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). For more information, visit https://www.okwave.global/


About OKWAVE Inc.

OKWAVE, Inc. was established in July 1999, it is known as a forerunner in running online community forums, it operates the largest Q&A community website in Japan with the purpose of “Establishing a space for mutual support that brings holistic happiness and thus contributes to world development". OKWAVE provides solutions for enterprises, the services are backed by their know-how through operating OKWAVE. These include the FAQ system, "OKBIZ for FAQ/Helpdesk Support", which was introduced in over 600 municipality websites, It is at the top of the domestic share of the market for that service, and the support community tool “OKBIZ for Community Support” which encourages the user to be interactive and mutually support solutions given by customer support AI. It also runs “OKBIZ for AI Chatbot” a Stock Exchange tool since June 2006 (Securities Code: 3808). The company aims to provide the services through the use of AI, Blockchain, and other technologies as well as information security, in order to expand the "THANKS ECONOMY” platform where those who have gratitude are rewarded within the society. For more information, visit https://okwave.co.jp/.


About the American Conservative Union

Founded in 1964, the American Conservative Union (ACU) is the oldest and the largest conservative lobbying organization which unifies other conservative organizations within the United States (US). The annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) hosted by the ACU, brings over 10,000 attendances, including; Republican president elects, US Congress members, state governors, and conservative presidential candidates. (19,000 attendees in 2019.) The Conservatives are considered powerful influential members of US society, who have a considerable effect on presidential primaries and election results. For more information, visit https://www.conservative.org/.


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