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With the inconveniences of waiting in line and claims of voter suppression, physical voting has rightfully been challenged. Innovations in technology, particularly blockchain, have opened up new avenues to improve the access and security to voting in general, beyond just elections.
DID YOU KNOW?
For the 2020 elections, Utah County, UT, accepted 22 municipal election votes that had been casted overseas by eligible voters through blockchain voting.
The Zero Theft Movement uses blockchain voting, not because it’s shiny and new, but for the security, decentralization, and democratization it offers. The success of our fight against the rigged layer of the economy rests on your theft proposals and your votes.
We, the founders of the Zero Theft Movement, do not just get to decide where the rigged economic areas exist. You, the American public, should all have a say on where we are getting ripped off and how much is being taken from us. Your votes are THE factor in determining what proposals best capture a potential instance of theft.
In this article, we will cover the basics of blockchain, as well as further elaborate on why we have made it a key component of our platform.
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What is blockchain?
Blockchain is most famous, perhaps, for its relations to cryptocurrency. The technology, however, has uses beyond the financial sphere. Such as in blockchain voting, with the Zero Theft Movement.
Blockchain is quite simple. Actually, if you can’t tell from the diagram below, it’s really just a bunch of blocks chained one after the other. The blocks and chains help conceptualize how the technology functions.
The blocks represent digital information (e.g. a vote, a purchase with your credit card, a recent doctor’s visit, etc.). One block can actually hold up to 1MB of data. Therefore, multiple transactions from one vendor, for example, can all be stored in a single block.
The chains represent the public database. As the chain suggests, data is stored linearly and chronologically. Each block gets secured by their own unique code (a.k.a ‘hash’) and the previous block’s hash. The blocks are, in this way, ‘chained’ to each other, providing security throughout the database.
The technology establishes a permanent, unchangeable, and fully public record. This means anybody can access the database itself, but only you and authorized parties can actually get to the data you want to keep private. If anything gets edited, manipulated, or in any way changed, everyone participating in the blockchain knows, deterring any would-be hackers.
At the core of blockchain is the empowerment of individuals, rather than centralized institutions or major corporations. That’s one of the main reasons why we at the Zero Theft Movement opted to design a blockchain voting system for our anti-corruption platform.
The concentration of power to corporations and the uber-wealthy (i.e. the corporatocracy) has resulted in the rigged layer of the economy. Money has allowed those in power to get away with rigging the economy against the rest of us, the 99.9%. Central influences and pyramid power structures are exactly what we need to avoid to ensure the integrity of our movement.
Blockchain voting allows us to ensure every single person’s voice and votes carry the same value, including ours, the founders of the Zero Theft Movement. All of you run this movement.
Ethereum Smart Contracts
In the interest of full disclosure, blockchain voting requires (relatively) a small submission fee that allows us to keep the public record up and running. We use Ethereum (ETH) as our platform’s currency because it was specifically built to support smart contracts, which are fully integrated with the blockchain.
The submission fee is by no means an attempt to restrict access or suppress votes. It is purely a measure to maintain our independence. That’s why we need your help and active participation to keep the public ledger running. We will never accept money donations that might sow doubt in the movement’s legitimacy and mission.
Contributions can be small and for your own exclusive use, or you can fund others’ proposals and votes. It’s important to realize that this measure is not intended to bar access, rather it allows the platform to remain independent.
All submission fees completely go back to funding the blockchain. No, if’s, and’s, or but’s.
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The blockchain creates a permanent, unchangeable, fully public record of whatever is placed on it. This technology, along with the vigilance of community members, allows all of us to have extensive measures in place to ensure voting is secure and reliable.
Zero Theft, therefore, uses blockchain voting to ensure your proposals and votes will always be accessible and cannot be manipulated. Without this technology in place, our movement cannot be successful. Bad actors could ruin the credibility of our work, distort our voices, derail all of our efforts.
Each block (containing a proposal and/or votes) is linked, registering the hash of the preceding and succeeding blocks. If, for example, a major corporation tries to change the votes on proposals against it, the blockchain detects and invalidates the alterations. Also, in case a block gets corrupted, the data network allows for recovery.
Beyond the blockchain, our community provides an extra degree of security. If anyone has valid reasons to believe an individual is casting false votes, for example, holon members can block these attempts to distort the truth. All decisions to block or delete votes and/or proposals go on the blockchain as well, making them completely transparent and subject to review by everyone.
Again. We decided to incorporate blockchain voting into our platform for its functionality, not because it has the appeal of novelty. To summarize, we have used this technology for four main reasons:
- The establishment of a permanent, unchangeable, and fully public record of proposals and votes
- The equal distribution of power among all citizens, so good faith participation cannot be suppressed
- The independence from monetary and other outside influences
- The built-in security within the blocks of the chain (hash recognition)
Blockchain voting was our best option to provide you with the most secure, reliable, and effective system. With it, the legitimacy of our reports becomes extremely difficult to reasonably question.
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Eradicate the Rigged Layer with the Zero Theft Movement
Crony capitalists and corrupt officials have created a rigged layer of the economy that enables them to unethically profit off of the everyday American. This corruption has led to 50 years of wage suppression, 50 years of price fixing and anti-competitive markets, and 50 years of legislators and regulators who work to satisfy moneyed interests, not our interests.
It’s about time we fought for what’s ours. We cannot do it without you.
Investigate your areas of interest
All areas of our economy could be experiencing rigging by crony capitalists and corrupt officials. We need to systematically each instance in order to create an ethical economy.
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Alternatively, find an area that interests you most.
Serve your fellow citizens as a citizen investigator
The success of our movement rests in your hands, the leaders willing to dedicate time to conduct investigations into potentially rigged areas of the economy. With your valuable work, the movement has no solid ground to stand on, no foundations, no proof, to actually hold those corrupting our system accountable for their actions.
Heroism made easy
All it takes is twenty minutes every day for you to help eradicate the rigged layer of the economy. Just review a proposal and vote! Our reports will only gain legitimacy and power with your contributions.
Commitment to nonpartisanship
The rigged layer causes all of us to suffer, regardless of our political allegiances. If we are to eliminate rigged economy theft, we have to set aside our differences and band together against crony capitalists and corrupt officials.
Free Educational Content
An educated public is an empowered public.
We regularly publish informational articles on ZeroTheft.net that teach you all about the rigged layer of the economy in short, digestible pieces. You can better protect yourself and others from the schemes of crony capitalists by reading our articles.
The Zero Theft Movement does not have any interest in partisan politics/competition or attacking/defending one side. We seek to eradicate theft from the U.S economy. In other words, how the wealthy and powerful rig the system to steal money from us, the everyday citizen. We need to collectively fight against crony capitalism in order for us to all profit from an ethical economy.
Terms like ‘steal,’ ‘theft,’ and ‘crime’ will frequently appear throughout the article. Zero Theft will NOT adhere strictly to the legal definitions of these terms (since congress sells out). We have broadly and openly defined terms like ‘steal’ and ‘theft’ to refer to the rigged economy and other debated unethical acts that can cause citizens to lose out on money they deserve to keep.