We see the rapidly developing Blockchain ecosystem as a potential space to promote true democratic decision making, in line with the original vision of horizontal governance. In its current state, truly decentralised and verifiable decision making tools are widely underdeveloped on-chain, compared to the exponential growth of DAOs. In this context we strive to contribute to the birth of a socio-tecnical tool that will allow decisions to be made in full transparency, respecting the privacy and independence of each individual, while giving each voter the power to monitor and actively partake in each step of the decision-making processes.
The members of our team come from different horizons converging on a common goal: design the future tools of democracy. Voting is indeed a fundamental democratic act, in a wide sens, that should be taken as often and easily as possible, building trust and consensus in any community. It should be an empowering act instead of a mere formality. It raises sociopolitical issues that are deeply entangled with the technical voting act per se. We thus build on our members expert knowledge at the crossroads of cryptography, theoretical computer science, political science and philosophy, to develop the voting tools of tomorrow.
Meet our team
Researcher in Cyber Security. Main research in formal models and provable security, with a focus on electronic voting
Nikolaos Lamprou, PhD
Cryptographer, security expert and protocol architect
Blockchain project manager and decentralized governance researcher
Applied cryptography enthusiast, interested in all things open source
Thomas Zacharias, PhD
Researcher in Cyber Security and Privacy, with a focus on e-voting, privacy preserving cryptographic protocols, and blockchain technologies
Alexandra Arapinis, PhD
Dr in Philosophy, with a focus on formal modelling and treatment of traditional philosophical questions