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.
Cryptographic techniques, like zk-SNARKs and blockchains, could ensure online voting is secure and private.
The comments come days before a ballot count marred in uncertainty.
An encryption inventor and the 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.
There will be two blockchain voting pilots for Russia's off-year election next month.
Whether the USPS intends to experiment with its mail-in voting system was unclear Thursday.