Thailand’s Democrat Party, the country’s main opposition party has become the first major political party in the world to carry out primary elections entirely on a blockchain.
Using a live e-voting system powered by the Zcoin blockchain, the party successfully conducted its primaries which involved more than 120,000 voters between November 1 and November 9. In an election of many firsts, it also marked the first time that a major Thai political party selected its leader using input from the generality of party members ahead of the country’s first general election since the 2014 military coup.
A few days ago, CCN reported that a Thai rap music video “Rap Against Dictatorship”, which turned into a viral sensation with more than 30 million views in two weeks became the first known piece of political resistance music to be stored using a blockchain following threats of government censorship against the YouTube video. Using IPFS, a decentralised file storage system, an unknown user saved a copy of “Rap Against Dictatorship” in a transaction on the Zcoin blockchain which is built on the Zerocoin protocol.