Russia: Blockchain Will Be Used To Protect 2018 Presidential Exit Poll Data

Russian polling research center will use Blockchain to monitor exit poll results for its 2018 presidential elections held later this month, an official press release announced Monday, March 5.

According to the release, the country’s Public Opinion Research Center (VTSIOM) has partnered with local startup 2chain, which reportedly specializes in smart technology and ICO marketing consulting.

The move marks one of the world’s first implementations of Blockchain in official voting. Russian authorities having already keenly pursued the idea at lower levels.

Together, VTSIOM and 2chain will create a Blockchain database of information gathered from the polls, allowing the organization to circumvent DDoS attacks and other common malicious threats, especially on polling day itself, officials say…

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