The news agency The Associated Press has published the results of the November 3rd US presidential election on the Ethereum and EOS blockchains.
As stated on the developer’s website, which details how to access the AP Elections API, Everipedia’s OraQle software is immutable when the results are written to the blockchain.
While the results are of course also published on the AP website, The use of blockchain-based Everipedia provides a permanent and immutable record of calls for each status as soon as they arrive.
The AP has also released Ethereum’s smart contract address, which allows readers to use block explorers like Etherscan to track the results as they come in.
However, a more accessible version of the results, which compiles the results of all so far so-called states, is available through AP’s EOS account at Bloks.io.
The 2020 US election is one of the most controversial in decades, with results reaching the last minute in key states on the battlefield. Almost 100 million votes were cast early by mail or in person due to the coronavirus pandemic, much to the chagrin of incumbent President Donald Trump.
The world of cryptocurrency is excited to see who will be the next US president and what impact this will have on the markets.
But still, Days or even weeks can pass before a final judgment is made. Trump has already made controversial claims about postal voting fraud. Today he threatened to appeal to the Supreme Court to stop the vote count.