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CiviCue is a civic technology platform committed to providing a diverse and inclusive space in homage to the Ancient Greek polis (city-state) of Athens. Equipped with blockchain technology and friendly voter authentication, CiviCue enables anyone to call on local communities, gather public opinions, and put ideas into action on the basis of public trust. Every opinion poll launched on CiviCue, or simply called Cue, is a signal seeking response from the public. There are three types of Cues: Question Master, Poll, and Vote.

How to launch a Cue?

orbuttons can be located throughout CiviCue. Press “Launch” after filling out the form with content according to instructions.

User Tiers:
  • Visitor: User can cast ballots in QM without registration.
  • Netizen: User has full access to the Forum after completing registration.
  • Citizen: User has full access to the Forum and the Chamber after passing authentication.
What is blockchain?

Blockchain is a decentralized network, also known as distributed ledger technology, with immutability, anonymity, and transparency. In a blockchain network, every network participant can access all immutable records stored in the distributed ledger. The first example of blockchain is Bitcoin, and the first blockchain built with smart contract capability is Ethereum.

What is Bitcoin?

A cryptography expert by the pseudonym of Satoshi Nakamoto published a whitepaper in 2008 through a mailing list describing a currency system based on peer-to-peer network and proof-of-work mechanism. Exhibiting a gold-standard-like deflationary nature due to its scarce supply of 21 millions in total, Bitcoin has operated transparently and anonymously throughout the world without relying on trust. Bitcoin is the first application of blockchain technology.

What is Etherscan?

Etherscan is a blockchain explorer for Ethereum. Through Etherscan, users can examine public information such as transactions, wallet address, and smart contract, as well as track CiviCue ballots.

How to verify one’s own ballot on CiviCue?

CiviCue will generate a Smart Contract verification link hosted on Etherscan and a unique 8-digit Ballot ID within minutes after a ballot has been casted. Each user can verify their own ballot content using the unique Ballot ID by visiting the verification link. Ballot ID and the ballot content are stored and protected on blockchain, and therefore immutable.

Why is the cell phone not receiving any SMS confirmation code?

Please check the cell phone reception quality and SMS filter status, as well as with the telecom service provider to disable enterprise SMS block. A new SMS confirmation code can be requested every five minutes.

Are phone number and Email address changes allowed?

Only Email address change is allowed at the moment. Enter the desired Email address on the “Profile” page and press “Save” at the bottom. Hit “Verify” next followed by entering the confirmation code received at the new Email address.

Why is it necessary to provide bank account information, name, and government ID number?

CiviCue hosts many events that reward members for participation and makes disbursement in TWD through bank transfer, therefore individual bank account information and matching government ID number are required for receiving rewards. The bank transfer will fail if the bank account information or the government ID number provided by the user is incorrect or mismatched. Please do not provide bank account information or government ID number that belongs to someone else. Failure to comply is a violation of the criminal law and Personal Data Protection Act with legal consequences. Additionally, the National Taxation Bureau requires the filing of tax withholding at the beginning of each calendar year when the annual rewards exceed $1000 TWD, therefore real names must be provided for compliance. Please refer to CiviCue Terms of Use for more details.

Can foreigners sign up?

Foreigners with Taiwan Resident Visa and local bank account are welcome at CiviCue.

How much time and fee are required to complete a wallet withdrawal through bank transfer? Can multiple withdrawals be made at the same time?

The bank transfer will take 1 to 3 days at $10 TWD per request. Users who opt for KGI Bank will enjoy free withdrawals at no charge. The cutoff time for withdrawals is 19:00 Taipei Time. Withdrawal requests submitted after the cutoff time are processed the next business day. Users are allowed to make one withdrawal at a time. A pending withdrawal must be processed before a new one is allowed.

How is personal identity protected?

Establishing credibility is at the core of CiviCue, and protecting user personal data is the foundation of trust building. De-identification is performed on all personal identifiable information. CiviCue will not share data to third parties without user awareness or consent. Please refer to CiviCue Privacy Policy for more details.

Why rewards?

Freedom of choice is deemed valuable in democratic societies as evidenced in ancient Greek Athens where attendance for assembly or jury is compensated to encourage citizen participation in public affairs. The same is true for CiviCue. Cues can be launched with rewards to attract more participants. Rewards are equally distributed to all participants at closing or when the total number of votes needed has been reached. Participants will receive amounts rounded down to the nearest whole number If rewards cannot be divided evenly. To raise social awareness and encourage creativity, CiviCue also awards winners of Question Master with prizes.

What is “Question Master”?

Question Master (QM), is a daily prized game that challenges the public’s social awareness. Users who respond to 3 Cues in the Forum will earn a chance to compete in QM. The system ranks all contestants in the last 24 hours at midnight 00:00 Taiwan time. Those who meet the following criteria will be announced as QM winners:

  • The contestant cue attracts at least 10 ballots.
  • The contestant cue ranks top 7 in ballot count.
Winners will each receive $100 TWD. The number of winners and prizes are subject to change from time to time to reflect overall economy and currency fluctuation.

How to proceed with a tiebreaker in Question Master when ballot counts are the same?

The system will automatically rank QM contestants through four rounds of counting at 00:00 every midnight.

  • Contestant with the most total ballots wins
  • Contestant with the most netizen and citizen ballots wins
  • Contestant with the most citizen ballots wins
  • Contestant with the latest launch time wins (or shortest exposure time)

What is Civic Technology?

Civic Technology, also known as Civic Tech, is a software application based on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) that aims to encourage citizen participation in the discourse of public issues and to strengthen communication with the government.

Why olive branch?

In a competition over the patron saint status for the ancient Greek city-state, Athena, the goddess of wisdom, and Poseidon, the god of sea, each presented a gift to the residents. Poseidon struck his trident and made a gorgeous but undrinkable salt spring, while Athena planted an olive tree with agricultural and industrial value, symbolizing peace and prosperity. To this day, wreaths made of olive branches known as kotinos are worn by the Olympic Games athletes as a symbol of victory, and the expression of “extend an olive branch” is used to mean a friendly gesture of peace and reconciliation in international diplomacy.