The former prime minister of Ukraine wants to fight corruption with a blockchain

The former Prime Minister of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko, who is currently running her presidential campaign, wants to fight corruption through blockchain technology. At least this is apparent from her post published on her Facebook account.


Tymoshenko states that modern Ukraine is still immersed in “total corruption”. Then she explains that her party is trying to fight such pathologies of the state, which after the so-called The “Orange Revolution” mentally did not become part of Europe and is still close to Russia.

Blockchain a cure for corruption?

And here comes blockchain. The former prime minister mentions new technology as an effective tool for public administration. According to Tymoshenko, in order to prevent corruption, state registers should be stored in a blockchain network.

The blond-haired lady politician, among other things, urges national courts to protect against political influences or to quickly sue officials who accept bribes and violate antitrust laws. She had already called blockchain the ideal technology to fight corruption, which she spoke about at the technology forum in Kiev last June. She explained then:

“Blockchain is an ideal anti-corruption technology, as evidenced by international practice.” To completely eliminate corruption in public registers and protect the personal data of every citizen, we must transfer all administrative systems to blockchain. ”

Tymoshenko was the Prime Minister of Ukraine for the first time in 2005. However, she quickly lost office. Then she returned to power by the end of 2007. This time she ruled until the beginning of 2010. In June 2018 she announced her candidacy for the Ukrainian president in the elections to be held in 2019.

Will e-hryvnia rise?

Ukraine is now considering the issue of a digital currency – a state e-hryvnia, which would be based on blockchain and linked to the national fiat currency, ie the “paper” hryvnia. Proponents of this idea expect that the national token will increase the rate of non-cash payments and reduce their cost.

In August, the Ukrainian electoral commission also conducted a trial of a voting program, which was based on 28 nodes blockchain of NEM cryptocurrencies. Aleksander Stelmach, head of the state register at the Central Election Commission of Ukraine, said that officials and IT specialists “are continuing a series of experiments using blockchain technology in electoral voting.”

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