Votem now runs Council on Elections of USA

Votem will see public and private entities join forces in making US voting system secure
16 March 2018   485

Votem announced its founding membership Sector Coordinating Council for the Election Infrastructure Subsector of the Department of Homeland Security. The Council serves as a bridge between different governmental organizations like DHS, EAC, NASS, NASED, etc. The main purpose of the Council is to oversee the cooperation between public and private sector in the improvements of security of voting infrastructure of the US. Along with Votem, there are 23 companies, all private segment, that are bound to enhance threat-resistance and confidentiality of the American elections. Firms starting with election providers and finishing with major media publications offer the support in creating a better environment for domestic elections.

Votem is honored to be a founding member of the Sector Coordinating Council (SCC) which was formed to defend the U.S. elections infrastructure. We believe that the SCC, in conjunction with the Government Coordinating Council (GCC), will help usher in an era of unprecedented security in our elections.


Pete Martin

CEO, Votem

Votem is a unique company on the list as it is a blockchain-based mobile voting platform. It allows citizens of any particular country around the world to easily take part in an online voting at any moment. The platform has already conducted 9 private and public voting sessions. Thus, the level of transparency and confidentiality Votem can provide to the system ensures the proper address of the current issues the US election infrastructure is facing, especially in the wake of meddling scandal and the coming Midterms 2018.

'Kodak Miner' Turned Out to be a Scam

KashMiner by Spotlite USA was promoted as Kodak branded bitcoin miner 
17 July 2018   137

The KashMiner bitcoin miner, exhibited at the Kodak stand during the CES technology show in Las Vegas, was in fact a product designed to mislead potential consumers and with a potentially unattainable potential return. This is reported by BBC.

Spotlite USA is licensed by Kodak's lighting division, which allows it to use the famous brand in its products. In January 2018 the company introduced its miner and announced that it intends to lease it. According to its business plan, potential users had to pay a commission before getting the device. It was expected that after depositing $ 3,400, the customer will receive a device that will allow him to easily cover expenses and receive revenue from bitcoin mining.

However the company did not have an official Kodak license to use the brand in the production of mining equipment and initially overstated the indicators of the potential profit of its device, refusing to take into account the growing complexity and costs of bitcoin mining. The advertising materials reported that KashMiner brings $ 375 a month, which, subject to a 2-year contract, would allow the client to receive $ 5,600 of profit after paying a commission. Experts from the industry of cryptocurrency call this offer a scam.

There is no way your magical Kodak miner will make the same $375 every month.

Saifedean Ammous


CEO Spotlite USA Halston Mikail previously reported that he plans to install hundreds of miners at the headquarters of Kodak. According to him, he already managed to place 80 miners there, but the Kodak spokesman denied this information.

While you saw units at CES from our licensee Spotlite, the KashMiner is not a Kodak brand licensed product. Units were not installed at our headquarters.

Kodak Spokesman

In a phone call with the BBC, Spotlite's Halston Mikail said the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had prevented the scheme from going ahead.