E-voting

West Virginia: Someone Attempted to Tamper Blockchain Voting Pilot

October 9, 2019 at 5:22 AM | By Jit Sutradhar News

UPDATE (20:00 GMT October 8): The proprietor of an earlier version of this story incorrectly suggested the gap was successful. As the story itself noted, only he tried.

Someone tried to manipulate the vote based pilot blockchain West Virginia.

It is disclosed for the first time through public address on Wednesday, West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner said there was a failed attempt to break the pilot program, known as the “solution vote of mobile military” during the electoral cycle 2018.

Although the directive can not be revealed while the incident is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Warner said “no votes were altered, impacted, seen or otherwise manipulated.”

Developed by the start blockchain backed by Medici Voatz, the manufacturer of mobile application was tapped to provide citizens and military personnel deployed outside safely to vote. The application uses facial recognition and fingerprint and stores the voting receipts verified by voters in a book immutable accounting.

“The system worked as designed and intended. the attempt was detected, frustrated at the door and reported to the authorities, “Sawhney said Nimit Voatz CEO CoinDesk.

To date, the launch has carried out more than 31 pilots, including an implementation in Denver, Colorado municipal elections last May. one completed $ 7 million Series A shares in June.

IP addresses of the hackers were made available to the FBI, who will determine whether the crimes were committed. CNN reported Friday that addresses can be linked to students enrolled in a safety course for elections University of Michigan.

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