Swiss Lab & Foundation
for Digital Democracy

Bringing our voting systems
into the 21st century

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is a blockchain-based
digital voting solution
for governments and

Today's voting systems are
slow, costly and easy to

We provide our clients with a
modern, secure, cost-effective
and incentivizing manner of
engaging voters.

Our team of skilled
cryptographers and

security scientists
leverages the unique

attributes of blockchain
technology to
improve voting

Enable remote and
instantaneous voting.

Votes are tamper-proof
from registration to

The voting process is
fully transparent and
end-to-end verifiable.

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West Districts, Sierra Leone

Our digital voting platform was 
deployed during the March 
2018 presidential 
All votes 
from the West Districts were 
on an immutable blockchain ledger.
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The Agora team

Leonardo is a financial engineer and programmer with a persistent entrepreneurial spirit, strong ethics and solid management skills. He received his first award aged 8 from Jacques Chirac. Founded his first company at 18 to promote Tunisian craftsmanship. Patented an invention for the first time at 20, a C02 emissions reducer for cars now widely used in West Africa. He has been invested in the crypto-world for 5 years, works as a blockchain consultant and runs an algorithmic trading fund part crypto, part traditional financial assets. He studied Mechanical Engineering (BSc) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), as well as Financial Engineering (MSc).
Jaron Lukasiewicz is a leading blockchain executive and one of the most demanded advisors to companies in the industry. He was previously Founder and CEO of Coinsetter, a New York City-based bitcoin exchange, and Cavirtex, a leading bitcoin exchange in Canada–both acquired by Kraken in 2016. Prior to creating Coinsetter in 2012, Jaron held roles in private equity at The CapStreet Group, investment banking at J.P. Morgan, and more. Jaron graduated from Rice University on the President’s Honor Roll with a B.A. in Economics.
Lead Technology Advisor
Bryan is the Head of the Decentralized and Distributed Systems Lab (DEDIS) of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). He has been working for 10 years on building secure decentralized systems. He is renowned for his research on privacy and anonymity applied to alternative democratic models. Previously, he served as Computer Science Professor at Yale University. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Lead Cryptographer
Philipp is a cryptographer and post-doctoral researcher at the Decentralized and Distributed Systems Lab (DEDIS) of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). He designed several cryptographic algorithms and protocols, such as NORX, OPP/MRO, CoSi or ByzCoin. His research is published regularly at top crypto/security conferences such as IEEE S&P, USENIX Security or EUROCRYPT. He is also frequently active at non-academic events like the Chaos Communication Congress, Troopers, or Black Hat, and runs crypto-trainings for developers. He obtained his PhD in Cryptography at the University of Passau, Germany.
Security Researcher
Nicolas’ work is focused on security matters in various domains: cryptography, distributed systems, network security. He is currently completing a PhD at the Decentralized and Distributed Systems Lab (DEDIS) of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), where he previously earned a Bsc and Msc in Computer Science. He has been involved in many projects led by the Lab during the past 3 years, including the cothority framework on which Agora’s voting solution is based.

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