A Russian polling research center will use Blockchain to monitor exit poll results for its 2018 presidential elections held later this month, an official press release announced Monday, March 5.
According to the release, the country’s Public Opinion Research Center (VTSIOM) has partnered with local startup 2chain, which reportedly specializes in smart technology and ICO marketing consulting.
Together, VTSIOM and 2chain will create a Blockchain database of information gathered from the polls, allowing the organization to circumvent DDoS attacks and other common malicious threats, especially on polling day itself, officials say.
“Until now with exit polls we had to practically shut down the website on polling day in order to avoid it being taken down by DDoS attacks and other breakin attempts from numerous anonymous hackers,” VTSIOM general director Valery Fyodorov explained, continuing:
“Thanks to Blockchain we can enhance the level of data protection from cyber-attacks several fold, avoid weak points while transferring information, and guarantee the integrity and immutability of data.”