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Democracy Earth Foundation Announces Sovereign, Blockchain-Based Digital Voting Platform

Democracy Earth Foundation is a California 501c3 nonprofit building free open source blockchain-based voting software for incorruptible decision-making within institutions of all sizes. The white paper, “The Social Smart Contract” released this week details the technical mechanisms of its Sovereign platform and vote cyptocurrency.

San Francisco, CA, September 10, 2017 --( Democracy Earth Foundation (“Democracy.Earth,” “DEF”) today released its white paper “The Social Smart Contract” describing the technology behind its blockchain-based voting platform “Sovereign.” The nonprofit and its open source software are featured in the recent editions of New Scientist (“Blockchain Voting App Puts Democracy in the Hands of the People”) and Futurism (“A New Blockchain App Is Poised to Radically Change How People Vote”)

The Smart Social Contract white paper can be downloaded at the Democracy Earth Foundation website Democracy.Earth by typing Democracy dot earth in any browser window.

“BITCOIN changed the way we think about money forever. Now a type of political cryptocurrency wants to do the same for votes, reinventing how we participate in democracy.” - New Scientist

Democracy Earth Foundation was founded by Santiago Siri, the technical lead for the open source Sovereign software project. Siri, who is also a World Economic Forum member, co-founded the Partido de la Red political party of Argentina and DemocracyOS. His book, “Hacktivismo”​ was published by Random House in 2015. Siri’s Democracy Earth co-founder, Pia Mancini, delivered the popular TED Talk “Democracy for the Internet Age” garnering more than 1.2 million views.

“We’re bringing democracy into the digital age, for any size organization or institution, anywhere in the world.” - Santiago Siri, founder and CEO, Democracy Earth Foundation

With its Sovereign voting platform built on public ledger technology, Democracy Earth Foundation enables democracy to decentralize for greater legitimacy and security in the digital age. The “vote” token enables decision-making with cryptographically induced equality, with utilities that form the basis for a new model of personal sovereignty.

Democracy Earth Foundation confirms it has retained legal services for a future token sale.

About Democracy Earth Foundation
Democracy Earth Foundation is a California 501(c)(3) non-profit building incorruptible voting software on distributed public ledger technology. DEF is the first nonprofit to graduate from Silicon Valley’s famous YCombinator accelerator, and is the 2016 Singularity University Governance Challenge winner. DEF piloted its liquid democracy platform as part of the 2016 Colombia peace referendum process. In April 2017, Democracy Earth Foundation was recognized as a finalist (among more than 1,000 innovative technology start-ups) in Fast Company’s 2017 World Changing Ideas Awards. The company plans to announce a token sale in the coming months.

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Sandra Miller
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Sandra Miller
(415) 735-1740

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