Democracy Earth Foundation Launches World's First Global Democracy Platform

Top Quote Democracy Earth Foundation today put power in the hands of people, launching blockchain-based global governance software designed to provide censorship-resistant voting. End Quote
  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) November 17, 2018 - Good news for the future of democracy: the open source software nonprofit Democracy.Earth is introducing censorship-resistant voting with the launch this week of its blockchain-based governance platform on the Rinkeby Ethereum testnet.

    The highly anticipated release at was announced by founder Santiago Siri onstage during the C20 Bitcoin and Blockchain Conference held in Buenos Aires, Argentina earlier this week. “Our aim is to create a democracy for the digital age, that can serve organizations any size and operate in a borderless and permissionless way to address pressing global issues beyond nation-state territories," said Siri.

    Democracy.Earth is providing infrastructure for "tamper-resistant democracy" that enables any citizen anywhere in the world to exercise the human right to vote and be heard, without interference or suppression. According to the foundation, communities with limited freedom of expression under repressive governments are poised to be the early beneficiaries of the platform's permissionless, censorship-resistant properties. "There is a lot of excitement around the potential for such a platform to provide citizens with a reliable means of governance that can transcend the control of a dictatorial regime," Siri said.

    The Democracy Earth Sovereign software is the world's first global democracy platform. Users can place votes, delegate votes, and debate issues in a familiar social media-like interface that replaces "Likes" with voting using digital tokens. The platform is free to use for any participant anywhere in the world and requires no personal information to be divulged or stored; users sign up using the free MetaMask browser extension following a simple tutorial available at the foundation's website Once signed up, voters will be able to cast ballots on the platform using any ERC20 token. The foundation plans to release its VOTE token and mainnet launch before the end of the year.

    About Democracy.Earth
    Democracy Earth Foundation is a US CA 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 2015 by Pia Mancini (Argentina, New York), Santiago Siri (Argentina, New York), Herb Stephens (San Francisco) and Virgile Deville (Paris). The Foundation is backed by Silicon Valley accelerators Fast Forward and Y Combinator (Class of YC15). Democracy Earth was named Singularity University's Global Grand Challenge Winner. In 2017 Santiago Siri was named Visionary of the Year by MIT Technology Review; Pia Mancini was named by Apolitical as one of the 100 Most Influential People Working in Digital Government.

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