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   1224

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.

Bakkt to Release Consumer App This Year

The app can be used for a wide range of tasks, e.g., crypto and securities trading, virtual goods purchase, etc
23 January 2020   90

Institutional Investor Platform Bakkt will release an app for retail investors this year, with which users can pay with cryptocurrency.

According to the president of Bakkt Adam White at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the application can be used for a wide range of tasks. In addition to trading cryptocurrencies, it will support various virtual “goods” like points of loyalty programs.

In addition, in the future it is possible to add securities trading, as well as the creation of a portal for shops and merchants. That is, the application will be more like a traditional fintech product like PayPal than a solution from a cryptocurrency exchange.

Although the Bakkt platform was originally created for institutional investors, the new director of Mike Blandina is very serious about entering the retail market. Earlier, he said that the application for retail investors should be released in the first half of 2020.

I do not think we are there yet. What gives me optimism is that we are seeing a lot of developer interest. I am confident that someone is going to find something.

 

Adam White

President of Bakkt

 White added that the cryptocurrency market is still underdeveloped.