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The Science, Technology and Innovation Committee of the Chamber of Deputies is preparing to hold a public hearing next Wednesday (20). The focus of the meeting will be an in-depth discussion on the application of blockchain technology in public administration.

Deputy Caio Vianna (PSD-RJ) is the author of the request that gave rise to this hearing. For him, the adoption of blockchain in the public sector has the potential to revolutionize the way the government handles its processes.

According to him, by increasing transparency, this technology allows for more effective visibility and auditing of government activities, strengthening the integrity of public institutions and helping to prevent fraud and corruption.

Furthermore, he highlights that the implementation of blockchain can bring significant gains in efficiency to public services, reducing bureaucracy and streamlining interoperability processes between different government bodies and entities.

“Technology can enable task automation, eliminating unnecessary intermediaries and reducing operational costs,” he added.

Blockchain no Brasil

Public administration in Brazil has been using blockchain technology for a long time. In the Federal field, blockchain is used in the Ministry of Health to register vaccines that are offered by the SUS, its implementation took place during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The IRS also uses blockchain in several products, such as bCadastros, which brings together various information from individuals and legal entities. The technology has also been used to issue the country’s identity card.

Brazil’s CBDC, Drex, has also been using blockchain during its tests. Although it is not guaranteed that the system will be made available to the population with DLT, the Central Bank currently uses Hyperledger Besu, compatible with EVM (Ethereum Virtual Machine), to issue the currency.

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