Provisional application No. 62/090,370 entitled “Use of Blockchain Database to Enhance Security of Support Secure Electronic Voting and Election Result Tabulation”
In the early stages of the 2020 Presidential Election, security experts are touting its successful counter to numerous cyber threats. However, a stark realization remains in that of the vulnerabilities exposed in Russia’s attack on the 2016 election. Security experts recommended the U.S. spend billions of dollars to improve systems across the nation. Even in light the Russian hacking scheme in 2016, Congress has allocated just a fraction of the recommended spending from experts.
One company is attempting to tackle this issue from a different angle, that of the use of Blockchain technologies. Global Arena Holding, Inc. has secured a number of patents that attempt to use blockchain database in order to enhance security of support electronic voting and election tabulation.
The company had to the following to say on the matter,
A blockchain-based voting application does not concern itself with the security of its internet connection, because any hacker with access to the terminal will not be able to affect other nodes. Voters can effectively submit their vote without revealing their identity or political preferences to the public. Officials can count votes with absolute certainty, knowing that each ID can be attributed to one vote, no fakes can be created, and that tampering is impossible. Advanced scalable enterprise technology and blockchain decentralized features coupled with the outstanding long history of service of GES’ management team will position GES to be a leader in this industry.
In other words, due to sophisticated hash encryption methods and decentralization of the blockchain technology system, its database of transactions is incorruptible, and each record is easily verifiable. To counter the Russian style hack of 2016, the network would not have been able to be taken down or influenced by a single party because it doesn’t exist in one place.
Most interesting, the company has pushing with more aquisitions in relationg to Blockchain and Voting systems.
“The Board believes the completion of this Synectic software development project for election integration with the blockchain is quintessential to the growth and expansion of GES, as well as its positioning as an industry leader in both the online voting and paper ballot voting segments of the marketplace,”
said Mr. Matthews, CEO of Global Arena Holding.
“This project affords GES the ability to expand its customer base, which could even include city municipalities and local government.”
Now, the company is moving ahead as it has signed a letter of Intent to acquire the assets of Election Services Solutions including all clients, contracts and employment contracts. This will be an interesting company to follow as the year unfolds following the controversial voting issues that has plagued the USA in 2016, and now in 2020.