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Devin D. Thorpe
Devin Thorpe

Votem To Use Blockchain To Record Immutable Voting Records

Pete Martin was challenged to come up with an idea to impact 1 billion people in a way that would positively impact their lives. He decided to reinvent voting by using blockchain technology to create immutable, auditable records of your votes.

He is building a system that will allow you to verify that your vote was counted at the same time the government can verify that you voted–while preserving the anonymity of your vote. No one will know who you voted for except you.

Interview with Pete Martin, the Founder & CEO of Votem.

The following is the pre-interview with Pete Martin. Be sure to watch the recorded interview above.

What is the problem you solve and how do you solve it?

We provide more secure, verifiable, and transparent voting events with better access than paper-based/in-person voting.

More about Votem:

Twitter: @votem



Votem offers a blockchain-based mobile voting platform called CastIron which is used by private and public (governmental) organizations to securely cast votes in elections across the globe.

For-profit/Nonprofit: For-profit

Revenue model: We sell our voting systems to countries, states, counties and cities for public elections and organizations that run private voting events such as officer elections, fan voting, contract votes, etc. on both a subscription basis and enterprise software sales basis.

Scale: We have almost 20 employees currently and have recorded over 8.2 million votes on our blockchain platform.

Pete Martin

Pete Martin’s bio:

Twitter: @votempete


Pete Martin is the Founder and CEO of Votem, and is a successful serial entrepreneur who has started and sold several businesses including most recently selling his consulting firm to KPMG which provided the seed money to start Votem. Pete had successful careers with IBM and as an executive at SAP until starting his consulting firm. He has been a successful executive in the technology space for more than 20 years.

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Devin is a journalist, author and corporate social responsibility speaker who calls himself a champion of social good. With a goal to help solve some of the world’s biggest problems by 2045, he focuses on telling the stories of those who are leading the way! Learn more at!

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