An E-Voting Framework with Enterprise Blockchain
- 23 Downloads
electronic voting or e-voting system is being widely used in both corporate and government voting system for its ease of use and efficiency. it has proved some significant advantages over the paper-based one, but vital key elements of voting remain within the later system like privacy, anonymity, etc. the evolution of blockchain technology with advanced cryptographic techniques paved the way to solve the existing drawbacks of the e-voting system with additional new features. in this paper, we proposed a scheme of the e-voting system based on permissioned or enterprise blockchain. the solution proposed here is suitable for online voting of small to medium-scale enterprise, student representative election in universities, or conducting an election for professional bodies. the hyperledger fabric (hlf) platform was used in the core of the framework along with blind signature and zero-knowledge proof (zkp) through idemix to establish security, un-reusability, transparency, and privacy or receipt-freeness of the voting system.
KeywordsE-voting Security Blockchain Privacy Hyperledger fabric Zero-knowledge proof
- 1.Zhu Y, Zeng Z, Lv C (2018) Anonymous voting scheme for boardroom with blockchain. College of Information and Electrical Engineering, China Agricultural University, Beijing, 100083, China
- 2.Sheer H, Freya G, Apostolos A, Raja N, Markantonakis K (2018) E-Voting with blockchain: an E-voting protocol with decentralisation and voter privacy
- 3.Koç AK, Yavuz E, Çabuk UC, Dalkılıç G (2018) Towards secure e-voting using ethereum blockchain. In: 6th international symposium on digital forensic and security (ISDFS), Antalya, 22–25 March 2018.
- 4.Liu Y, Wang Q (2017) An e-voting protocol based on blockchain. IACR cryptology ePrint archive
- 5.Yu B, Liu JK, Sakzad A, Nepal S, Steinfeld R, Rimba P, Au MH (2018) Platform-independent secure blockchain-based voting system. In: Chen L, Manulis M, Schneider S (eds) ISC 2018. LNCS, vol 11060. Springer, Cham, pp 369–386.
- 8.Chaum D (1983) Blind signatures for untraceable payments. Adv Cryptol pp 199–203
- 11.Camenisch J, Lysyanskaya A (2004) Signature schemes and anonymous credentials from bilinear maps. Ann Int Cryptol 2004:56–72