The Russian blockchain voting system has centralized characteristics

Rostelecom has introduced a blockchain voting system designed for the upcoming elections in September. The announcement was a welcome step as more and more democracies adopt such transparent systems to avoid dirty voting

Blockchain-based voting system in Russia

Waves blockchain and Rostelecom created the system together. According to Rostelecom’s statement, this gives unified control to various election participants. However, all blockchain nodes will be hosted on its servers to prevent a security breach. Independent observers are not allowed to manage any nodes themselves for the same reason.

Alexandra Ivanova from Waves said that every element of the election is transparent and available for public and Supervisory control. The public will have full access to view information about the network. She further stressed that interference with crypto-tools is impossible. Despite the shortcomings of previous similar voting systems based on blockchains, she is confident in the latest version.

Previously, the blockchain-based electoral mechanisms used in Russia to amend the Constitution were in doubt. The entire operation was controversial due to security issues. Russian voter IDs were available on dark web portals.




Official website:

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

Technical Standards in Blockchain

Second biggest asset manager in the world embraces Blockchain technology

Cross-Chain Breeding — The Crazy Crows Chess Club


Machu Picchu: why should humanitarian organizations be interested in using blockchain?

The New BEXAM: Rebranding

Dynasty Of Heroes(VNT) launches on CosoSwap NFT Launchpad

Blockchain and its key elements

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Bit Team

Bit Team

Official website:

More from Medium

How Much is 1 ETH Really Worth?

AMA Purple Cube Shotgun with Trent Richards

Defilancer Now Integrates With Defilancer token using bsc chain to accelerate web3 movement

MathWallet Newsletter 2022.06.01