I am running for a Governmental position in Asgardia on a simple platform - we as a people must secure our future as a nation from possible outside interference. As a candidate for the English representation in Asgardia, I can speak from experience when ...
I am running for a Governmental position in Asgardia on a simple platform - we as a people must secure our future as a nation from possible outside interference. As a candidate for the English representation in Asgardia, I can speak from experience when it comes to the fear of elections being meddled with by other sovereignties. The Mueller investigation has cost United States taxpayers millions of dollars thus far, and will continue to do so until the full extent of the interference in the 2016 United States Presidential Election is brought to light.
Even now as Asgardia builds a name for itself, we have received an email from Asgardia noting that the Administration has the right to disqualify, remove or veto votes without warning. The first reason given for this right being reserved by the Administration is to counter voter fraud through fake accounts.
I commend the Administration for doing what it can do ensure that the first round of elections are as fair and unbiased as they can be given the current level of security Asgardia has for its election process. That being said, I know that we can enact new laws that can account for and mitigate all cases of voter fraud if implemented correctly. Rather than relying on a system that allows “The Administration” to discredit votes without warning, we need to adopt a system that keeps the power in the hands of Asgardian citizens.
Despite my education being in Biology, I kept up with blockchain technology and cryptocurrency throughout my undergraduate program and beyond. As early as 2011 on the Gregorian calendar, I saw the potential this technology had to offer through a platform of distributed trust. Now in 2017, we have a plethora of different cryptocurrencies, with different applications that each seeks to fill the place of. Solarcoin for example, is an altcoin built on the idea of generating coins based on solar energy generation.
In order to safeguard Asgardia from attacks from third parties and sovereignties, we need to perform two vital tasks, which as a member of Government I will seek to enact:
- To create our own cryptocurrency that will act as the national currency of Asgardia which every Asgardian citizen will have the right to hold and use.
- To leverage distributed trust and blockchain technology to generate tokens that secure the identity of every Asgardian citizen, allowing them to vote securely and remotely without interference from third parties.
Creating a Government-issued ID for each Asgardian citizen would be fairly easy to do, which each citizen can use to vote in elections. The tricky part is to distribute tokens anonymously while still maintaining equal representation and assurance of citizenship. This can be done through token exchange, and I will be writing a white paper to go over the process over the following months with input from interested Asgardian citizens and members of the crypto-community at large. This is vital to our future as a nation, eliminating the possibility of voter fraud and securing the rights of Asgardian citizens to vote without fear of disqualification.
I have seen that many Asgardian citizens would like to adopt Solarcoin as our currency, and as such some citizens may dislike the idea of our own national cryptocurrency. I ask that we consider the possibility that those who would want to adopt Solarcoin may also have some stake in that coin and therefore would seek to benefit from this adoption. Even if this is not the case, we must also contend with the reality that there are certainly those who have large stakes in Solarcoin, or any other cryptocurrencies that have already been generated. These parties may seek to sway or guide the evolution of Asgardia in their interests. Worse still, if one or more of these currencies were successfully attacked by a nation-state (or even a nationless entity with the right resources), the Asgardian economy may fall into jeopardy. For this reason, we must safeguard ourselves by creating our own system of currency and our own National Bank.
At the heart of my interests in these endeavors is to represent you, the Asgardian citizens in safeguarding a secure future for our Space Nation. I hope that you carefully consider my candidacy, and I appreciate the opportunity Asgardia has given to myself and all those who are running for Government positions.
Per aspera ad astra.