Political Movement The Other Party Reveals Plan for Blockchain-based Democracy in the UK

Brian Yue
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According to a statement published on its website, The Other Party aims to shake up conventional centralized political systems, fostering a more direct and transparent democratic process by harnessing the potential of blockchain technology.
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The Other Party debuted in the UK today with a commitment to decentralize power and restore it to the public using blockchain technology.

According to a statement published on its website, The Other Party aims to shake up conventional centralized political systems, fostering a more direct and transparent democratic process by harnessing the potential of blockchain technology.

“Our mission is to remove the centralized power of politicians and return it to the hands of the people,” The Other Party founder Dom Ryder said. “By leveraging blockchain technology, we are ensuring every voice is heard, every vote counts and every decision is transparent and incorruptible.”

One of The Other Party’s initiatives involves the issuance of “governance passports” to UK voters in the form of NFTs. These passports serve as a digital identity on the blockchain, ensuring that votes “immutable, traceable and protected from tampering or undue influence,” according to the party.

The concept revolves around verifying eligibility while upholding the anonymity of voters involved in decision-making. This approach empowers each passport holder to actively propose, vote on, and directly implement policies.

The Other Party also emphasized that any elected representatives from the party would be under a legal obligation to adhere to decisions made by their constituents rather than conforming to a party line.

“This isn’t just about politics; it’s about empowering every individual to actively shape our society,” Ryder continued. “The Other Party is a movement for those who believe in a future where democracy is truly by the people, for the people.”

The Other Party has introduced a Proof of Donation (POD) memorabilia token, described as a “digital sticker” on its website. These tokens are issued on the Ethereum blockchain and can be obtained through the decentralized exchange Uniswap.

With a fixed supply of approximately 3.5 trillion, the POD token purportedly mirrors the total amount of pound sterling in circulation. The party clarified that the token does not hold any inherent utility or value.

Despite lacking intrinsic value, The Other Party acknowledged the potential collectible nature of the POD token, comparing it to traditional political memorabilia like stickers, leaflets, or letters, and said it would not “hinder our donors from attempting to transact in their proof of donation token if there is a secondary market and they do become collectible or desirable as memorabilia,” according to its website.