Practical Introduction to Blockchain-based Remote Electronic Voting
Christian Killer, Bruno Rodrigues, Eder Scheid, Muriel Franco, Burkhard Stiller Communication Systems Group (CSG), Department of Informatics (IfI) University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland
This is the official repository for Tutorial 2 Practical Introduction to Blockchain-based Remote Electronic Voting presented at the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference.
- Tutorial Slides (PDF, 1-up)
- Provotum 2.0 Code (different repository)
- Provotum 2.0 Voting Protocol Steps (Videos)
- Even though the full tutorial code is dockerized, it takes (a) some Docker expertise and (b) sufficient RAM and CPU to make it run smoothly on Linux or Windows.
- Unfortunately, macOS is not supported
- Thus, if you don't want to locally deploy it, simply follow the tutorial and read the code as you see fit.
- The practical part of the tutorial is based on the code of Provotum 2.0, which was developed by Moritz Eck, Alex Scheitlin and Nik Zaugg in the scope of their Master Project with the CSG@IfI.
- Docker and Docker Compose
- Make sure you create a github.json with a valid access token, otherwise you won't be able to pull from GitHub packages
Setting up a short demo election on your local OS
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:christiankiller/master-project-evoting.git
- Set up your github.json
docker psand verify all components are running by visiting the links provided below
If everything is running smoothly so far, you can continue by following the tutorial steps.
Setting up a demo election on a remote VPS
- Make sure the image is Docker-ready, which saves you some time
- Follow the steps above for the local OS
ssh -D 5000 -C -q -N [REMOTE-IP]to enable
-DDynamic application-level port forwarding,
-NmacOS specific (Do not execute a remote command. This is useful for just forwarding ports.)
- Set up a proxy in your browser as shown in the screenshot here.
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