Close to 30,000 votes were recorded on the blockchain during the Russian parliamentary elections in what appears to have been the biggest case of blockchain-based voting yet. The blockchain component of the online voting platform was built by Waves Enterprise. The voting concluded early yesterday, and according to the chief product officer of Waves Enterprise, Artem Kalikhov, everything went off without any hiccups.
He told Cointelegraph that the elections took place on the permissioned network run by Rostelecom. The latter was contracted by Russia’s Central Election Commission, which in turn, subcontracted Waves Enterprise to build the blockchain part of the online platform. The ten nodes run by Rostelecom cannot be observed by the public; according to Kalikhov, this was done to prevent potential cyber-attacks. He also believes that in the near future, Rostelecom will make its blockchain network observable to the public. All of the transactions have been published in the two comma-separated values files, nonetheless. This means that everyone