In 2018, West Virginia used the blockchain to conduct voting for a midterm election, and this made it the first U.S state to replace the ballot with a new technology. The state will go forward with the use of blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) in all voting exercises, as stated by Donald Kersey, elections director in the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office.
The Russian Federation Ministry of Defence is creating a very strong and sui generis research laboratory inside the ERA technologies park, where all technologies associated with blockchain will be developed and put into practical use to improve cybersecurity and control cyber onfall on extremely important information infrastructure, according to Izvestia news outlet.
One of the biggest benefits of cryptocurrencies is that with their military grade encryption and security, it is almost impossible to hack into a user’s account. The only way anybody can access is through possession of a long string of alphanumeric private keys.
UAZ, an automobile manufacturer based in Ulyanovsk, Russia, has announced plans to accept cryptocurrency when selling its cars. UAZ is best known for the UAZ-469 utility vehicle, which has seen wide use as a military vehicle around the world.