Credit union elections are a vital aspect of any financial cooperative. As cooperatives are owned by their members, members are responsible for electing the board of directors. The board, in turn, manage the credit to handle the management of the credit union.
The history of credit unions depicts an important change in financial and cooperative services. In the 19th century, credit unions started to offer affordable banking and loan services to customers and paved the way for a fairer financial market. Read more about the history of credit unions in our second blog article.
In 2015, POLYAS, in cooperation with Micromata GmbH and the Technical University (TU) in Darmstadt, Germany, founded the FlexiVote research project. The idea was to create a digital construction kit, which could be used to help build democratic elections. The end of 2016 saw it completed – today we are taking a look at the implications of FlexiVote.
Our CEO Ralf Müller gave a speech at the Bitkom Academy in Frankfurt am Main about how Blockchain can help with the verification processes of online voting. We have compiled some of the most important and interesting aspects of using Blockchain technology to help improve online voting systems.
2017 is around the corner and it’s going to be an exciting year for POLYAS and digital democracy. New projects, new technology and new locations are on the horizon. In 2017 we will continue with our successes from 2016. Continue reading