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

Downvoted: Security Researchers Slam Voatz Over Stance on White-Hat Hackers

A broad ruling on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act could “chill” security research by white-hat hackers, making tech less secure.

Tech  ·  6 October 2020

Voatz Calls for Restrictions on Independent Cybersecurity Research in Supreme Court Brief

Blockchain voting platform Voatz wrote that bug bounty programs are beneficial – provided researchers only operate under the supervision of the companies they’re looking into.

Tech  ·  4 September 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

Election App Voatz Just Got Kicked Out of a Major Bug Bounty Program

Bug bounty platform HackerOne severed ties with Medici Ventures-backed Voatz, the blockchain-based mobile voting app for breach of partnership standards.

News  ·  30 March 2020

West Virginia Ditches Blockchain Voting App Provider Voatz

West Virginia will not continue with its use of blockchain-based mobile voting software Voatz amid security concerns from experts.

Policy & regulation  ·  2 March 2020

MIT Wasn’t Only One Auditing Voatz – Homeland Security Did Too, With Fewer Concerns

A newly declassified DHS cyber audit complicates Thursday’s reports of major security vulnerabilities in the Voatz mobile voting app.

News  ·  14 February 2020

Overstock CEO: Crypto Investments Are Ready for Prime Time

Overstock CEO and Medici Ventures President Jonathan Johnson believes crypto investments are finally ready to enter the real world.

Markets  ·  13 January 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

Utah County to Offer Blockchain Voting App in Municipal Elections

Utah County is to pilot the mobile voting app from Voatz in its municipal primary election in August.

Markets  ·  23 July 2019
Funding Rounds

Overstock’s Medici Ventures Leads $7 Million Round for Blockchain Voting Startup

Blockchain-based mobile voting platform Voatz has raised $7 million in a Series A round led by Overstock's Medici Ventures and Techstars.

Business  ·  6 June 2019

City of Denver to Pilot Blockchain Voting App in Coming Elections

The U.S. city of Denver plans to utilize a blockchain system from a firm called Voatz to store and track votes in its May municipal elections.

Markets  ·  7 March 2019