Kaspersky which is a Cybersecurity firm has introduced its Blockchain technology-based secure online voting system. The system is dubbed as Polys and was introduced by the company at the annual Cybersecurity weekend in Ireland. According to the company, this system is supported with transparent crypto algorithms.
According to a statement at Polys website, Blockchain has been the missing link in the architecture of a secure and effective online voting system. “An online voting requires extremely stringent requirements on the security of every step of voting. We believe that Blockchain technology has been the missing link. This is especially on a viable online voting system.”
According to Vartan Minasyan who is the head of investment and innovation in Kaspersky, the combination of Blockchain and their knowledge in Cybersecurity could solve major problems like privacy, transparency, and security of online voting.
In his statement: “We have a Lab Business Incubator where we support both internal and external teams in developing ideas and technologies. The ideas can then be used in areas where safety and security are necessary. One area which has always required improvement is online voting. When the team was looking at usage of Blockchain technology, they realized that Blockchain combined with cybersecurity expertise could solve problems related to privacy, transparency, and security of online voting. This has made us excited that we have been able to create a sustainable environment for internal innovation.”
Options of Online Voting Based on Blockchain
According to the report by Kaspersky, Polys offer a free-web based dashboard that will then create an online vote. This will be through two options which will be the majority vote and the cumulative vote. The system will also support voting through email, unique codes and public voting. A beta version has already been released by the company so that they can receive feedback so as to develop an operational voting system.