Q: what is this website?
- A: this is the CryptoVoter Blockchain Voting website for the Bitcoin-sCrypt altcoin. CryptoVoter provides this website to easily track voting results for users. Alternatively, users can search any blockexplorer for results themselves.
Q: what is decentralized blockchain voting?
- A: decentralized blockchain voting is a decentralized voting system that uses the blockchain to cast and audit votes. voting questions are proposed by community members and presented to the community at large to be voted. voting occurs by having users send coins they control to a specific address they also control on the blockchain representing their desired voting choice. at the voting block deadline, all addresses representing voting answer choices in the blockchain have their balances summed to determine voting results.
Q: what is the voting block deadline?
- A: The voting block deadline is a published, predetermined blockheight number from the blockchain that all votes must be cast before in order to be counted. votes cast after the voting block deadline are not counted in final voting totals so as to avoid double-spending/double-voting.
Q: who gets to vote?
- A: any user owing any BTCS coins can vote.
Q: how do I vote?
- A: voting is easy. you can use the BTCS voting client to automatically cast your chosen vote or you can manually vote yourself. You can download the voting client, download the source-code and get instructions on compiling yourself from here:Downloads
- Q: what are current, upcoming and completed polls?
- A:  current poll  is the active voting questions currently available to vote on.
upcoming polls  are the list of future polls to be voted on next.
completed polls  are questions where voting has been completed and results are available.
- Q: how do you determine which pending voting question will be the next one to move to active status to be voted on?
- A: we are evaluating various options at this point but have not settled on a definitive process yet.
- Q: how are votes counted?
- A: at the published voting block deadline for that question, the voting application scans all wallet balances of addresses associated with voting answer choices and sums the totals for each answer choice and displays the number and percentage of votes for each possible answer to rank and determine the votes for each answer choice.
- Q: who counts the votes?
- A: the beauty of this decentralized blockchain voting system is that, in addition to counting the votes using the voting application, anyone can independently count the votes for any proposed question themselves by checking blockchain using a regular blockchain explorer.
- Q: how do I see voting results?
- A: after the voting block deadline, you can view voting results by selecting the question either through the website or through the client. additionally, you can manually count the results yourself using any blockchain explorer.
- Q: do i ever give up control of my coins to vote?
- A: no! decentralized blockchain voting is designed such that you maintain control of your coins before, during and after the voting by generating a unique voting address through our voting client that only you control so that when you send coins to this voting address, you are simply sending them to yourself.
- Q: how long do I have to keep my coins in my unique voting address for them to be counted?
- A: you should keep your coins in your voting address until the voting block deadline has passed to be counted. if you move or spend your coins before the voting block deadline then they will not count towards votes unless they are moved to another voting address before the voting block deadline. after the voting block deadline has passed, you can use your coins as you normally would.
- Q: is voting secure?
- A: absolutely. the voting application was designed as a zero-trust application to cast and audit votes. the source-code is available online for public review and only the user is involved in the actual voting with their coins.
- Q: is voting anonymous?
- A: voting is pseudo-anonymous like any other bitcoin transaction. the addresses of all votes are public information but only the alpha-numeric address is displayed and no personal identifying information is collected or displayed.
- Q: does everyone have the same voting power?
- A: no. rather than one person = one vote, our decentralized blockchain voting application is based upon the notion of one coin = one vote, similar to how a corporation votes (one share = one vote).
- Q: is it unfair that people who have more coins have more voting power?
- A: we don’t think so. this decentralized blockchain voting application is based upon the idea that users with a bigger stake in the outcome of a decision should have a bigger say in the final decision. for example, would it be fair for someone who just owns one coin to have the same voting power as someone who invested in owning thousands of coins? also, decentralized blockchain voting is neither feasible or desirable with a one person = one vote system because it necessarily requires trusted-third-parties to ensure each person gets one, and only one, vote.
- Q: does voting for the different questions happen at the same time or sequentially?
- A: each voting question will have its own unique voting block deadline so that voting does not overlap. this decentralized blockchain voting application is designed so that users can participate in any and all proposed voting questions that they desire.
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