Paper Number



There is plenty of instances where blockchain was already proven to be a technology to coordinate voting where a decentralized approach can make voting possibly more secure. This work focuses on the design of smart contracts, which lastly coordinate automatically a voting process. The design is crucial, therewith voting purposes can be successfully reached. In this work, game theory and mechanism design are used to design a voting mechanism that maximizes social welfare among the participants for complex and multi-criteria decision-making for common goods. This theoretical contribution is exemplified by considering a city forest the participants can decide over by blockchain voting. An agent-based simulation examines that game-theoretical situation and shows how the different participants’ voting strategies behave.



When commenting on articles, please be friendly, welcoming, respectful and abide by the AIS eLibrary Discussion Thread Code of Conduct posted here.