The Associated Press’s (AP) 2020 election results will be recorded on Everipedia’s blockchain database, a first for the nearly 200-year-old news agency.
Announced Thursday, the collaboration between the not-for-profit wire service and the tech startup will see more than 7,000 state and national election race calls recorded on a blockchain, with a publicly accessible user interface displaying the results. Everipedia’s database runs on top of EOS, the 14th largest blockchain network by market cap according to Nomics.
Everipedia will publish the final results declared by AP after sufficient votes are counted, said Dwayne Desaulniers, the news organization’s director of enterprise, environmental, social and governance and data licensing.
“For us this is different and very interesting,” he said. “We’re watching very closely to see how our work can be applied to this media. Everipedia has been good to work with, a solid partnership, we do the race calls, they do the technical stuff.”