Blockchain Voting

Election Monitors Call Russia’s Blockchain Voting a Black Box: Report

The Russian Central Election Commission won't allow observers to look under the hood of its blockchain voting system, experts say.

Policy & regulation  ·  14 May 2021

New MIT Paper Roundly Rejects Blockchain Voting as Solution to Election Woes

Encryption inventor and head of MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative are among authors of a new paper that points out why blockchain and voting are a bad pairing.

Tech  ·  16 November 2020
Election 2020

Digital Voting Is Coming. Let’s Do It Right.

Cryptographic techniques, like zk-SNARKs and blockchains, could ensure online voting is secure and private.

People  ·  10 November 2020
Election 2020

Overstock Touts Voatz Blockchain Voting App as Solution to US Election Fracas

The comments come days before a ballot count marred in uncertainty.

News  ·  30 October 2020

Russia’s New Blockchain Elections Remain Centralized

There will be two blockchain voting pilots for Russia's off-year election next month.

Policy & regulation  ·  19 August 2020

US Postal Service Envisions Blockchain-Backed Mail-In Voting

Whether the USPS intends to experiment with its mail-in voting system was unclear Thursday.

News  ·  13 August 2020

Russian Voters’ Data on Sale After Blockchain Poll to Keep Putin in Power: Report

Russians voted electronically, using blockchain tech, to keep Putin in power. Now, hackers may be selling the personal data of over a million of those voters.

Tech  ·  4 August 2020

Bug in Moscow’s Blockchain Polling System Can Reveal How Users Voted: Report

The vulnerability allowed users votes in the recent constitutional poll to be decrypted, Russian journalists found.

Tech  ·  2 July 2020

Moscow Said to Hire Kaspersky to Build Voting Blockchain With Bitfury Software

Moscow's government is giving voters the option of having their ballots recorded on a blockchain despite transparency concerns.

Business  ·  9 June 2020
News Roundup

Blockchain Bites: Introducing the CoinDesk 50 and a Roadmap to Consensus: Distributed

In the news: a new blockchain voting proposal, Cash App's bitcoin profits and why we're sooner having a halving.

Business  ·  7 May 2020
Blockchain Voting

Ohio Lawmakers Propose Blockchain Voting in Elections Overhaul Bill

Ohio lawmakers have proposed the launch of a blockchain voting pilot in spite of security experts' repeated warnings against any internet-based elections system.

News  ·  6 May 2020
Blockchain Voting

Iowa Caucus App Fiasco Shows Need for Open Source Transparency

Iowa's election mess shows the risks of relying on centralized, digital systems and software that lacks transparency.

Tech  ·  4 February 2020
Blockchain Voting

No, a Blockchain Wouldn’t Have Prevented the Iowa Caucus Debacle

If anything, blockchains add meaningful complexity, which means more ways things could go wrong under imperfect, or real-life conditions.

Tech  ·  4 February 2020
Blockchain Voting

West Virginia’s Blockchain Voting Pilot Was Possibly Targeted by a Student Hacker

The West Virginia Secretary of State disclosed the attempted hack occurred during the 2018 election cycle.

Markets  ·  8 October 2019

Aragon Vote Aims to Restrict Ethereum App from Funding Polkadot Blockchain

Ethereum project Aragon is getting ready to vote on whether to expand operations to include blockchain interoperability platform Polkadot.

Tech  ·  19 April 2019