Blockchain voting company Votem is on life support after laying off most of its staff Feb. 15. Headquartered in Cleveland, which has sought to become an epicenter of blockchain innovation through various projects and partnerships, Votem launched in 2015 with the stated goal of having 1 billion people worldwide vote with its mobile platform by 2025.
The company counted the United Nations and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as clients, touting the 1,880,525 votes cast for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s fan vote in 2017 as the largest-ever use of online voting with blockchain at the time. Votem acquired Everyone Counts, a California-based online voting company, in October 2018.
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