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Russia: the blockchain will be used to protect the data of the 2018 presidential election

A Russian research center will use Blockchain to monitor the results of the poll at the end of its 2018 presidential election, announced an official press release Monday, March 5th.

According to the press release, the Public Opinion Research Center (VTSIOM) established a partnership with the local 2chain startup, specializing in intelligent technologies and ICO marketing consulting

move marks one of the first blockchain implementations in the world during the official vote. Russian authorities having already pursued the idea at lower levels

Together, VTSIOM and 2chain will create a Blockchain database of information collected from surveys, allowing the organization to bypass DDoS attacks and other common malicious threats, especially on "Until now, with exit polls, we almost had to close the site on polling day in order to avoid having to leave the polls." it is being destroyed by DDoS attacks and other hacking attempts by many anonymous hackers, "The VTSIOM General Manager, Valery Fyodorov, explained, continuing:

] "With Blockchain, we can improve the level of data protection against cyber attacks, avoid vulnerabilities while transferring information and ensuring integrity. immutability of the data. "

The concept will have" no parallels "elsewhere in the world at launch, as similar ideas of Estonia after Fyodorov, the l & # 39; Ireland is still in the planning stage

The progression of the Blockchain model will include real-time updates that everyone can follow with the help of a dedicated portal. to be launched on March 12, with elections beginning on March 18.