The Supreme Court Of Russia Uses Blockchain Technology In The Voting System

  • Kaspersky Lab provides cybersecurity and anti-virus on a multinational level. It has its headquarter in Moscow, Russia.
  • The recommendation for the system was for use on another plenum .i.e. for the Council of Judges of Russia, which is to be held in the month of July.
  • The carrying of the vote under amendments to the constitution will be through the blockchain voting system. Its deployment is in cloud storage a provision by Russian IT company, Softline.

A Russian IT cell namely, Softline, provided cloud storage to Kaspersky Labs. Kaspersky built Polys, an online voting system for the Supreme Court Of Russia. It was engaged in the cloud storage provided. The Supreme Court on 11th June 2020 passed this statement.

Kaspersky Lab provides cybersecurity and anti-virus on a multinational level. It has its headquarter in Moscow, Russia. It develops and markets antivirus, password management, internet security, endpoint security, amongst other cybersecurity products.

Softline International is an IT provider. Softline has partnerships with more than 3,000 software and hardware dealers which include Microsoft, Oracle, and Kaspersky Labs.

Usage of Polys Voting System 

A court delegate claimed that this plenum, which took place on 11th June, would be considered a milestone in the judiciary structure. Like the two other sessions, even this took place in the online conference configuration. However, this meeting was no ordinary one because all the members used the Polys voting system developed by Kaspersky Labs.

According to the statement of one of the delegates, the system’s establishment is upon blockchain technology and it uses transparent data encryption.  He further adds that there was an emphatic assessment of the experience by the Supreme Court judges and other panelists of the plenum.

The system was recommended for use on another plenum .i.e. for the Council of Judges of Russia, which is to be held in the month of July. This proposition saw the light of day only because of the positive remarks it received on its initial meeting.

A System of Voting That Uses Blockchain Technology

The Russians saw a problem when the judges met via online conferencing but could not acclaim explanation because there was no remote voting system available. Hence, they resorted to blockchain technology.

The carrying of the vote under amendments to the constitution will be through the blockchain voting system. Its deployment is in cloud storage a provision by Russian IT company, Softline.

These votings will begin from June 25, 2020. Distributed Registers will ensure the safety and transparency of votes. This is because of the decentralization and impossibility of change of information regarding bulletins.

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