The project will speed up the work of the Brazilian tax collection entity. Brazilian officials from the Dataprev of Santa Catarina will receive a course on blockchain.
Local media in Brazil recently reported that the country began using blockchain technology for the registration of personal data this year. This is a project that the Brazilian Federal Revenue Service (RFB) has among its plans since 2019.
The RFB is the body in charge of collecting taxes in the South American country. To improve its work, the RFB seeks to store Natural Person Records (CPF) on a blockchain network. This process would have started in January this year, when Brazilian states began to integrate into the network, according to local media.
The name of the project is Fiscal Registry in the Blockchain of Natural Persons (bCPF) and its rules were also clearer since last January, according to the Santa Catarina State Court of Auditors (TCE-SC).
Although the TCE-SC recently reported on the integration of the Brazilian states into the network, they signed the project on April 17th. This plan seeks to exempt from the tender that is conducted to provide this registration information distribution service with blockchain technology.
The value of the exemption is BRL 36,598.15 (USD 6,809.25). Beneficiaries will receive a single payment of BRL 24,775.63 (USD 4608.62), as well as 12 monthly payments of BRL 985.21 (approximately USD 183.2).
The project is an “assisted implementation” that the Social Security Information and Technology Company (Dataprev) will conduct. According to the document, the process consists of the following: “It includes the provision of access and high-performance technological infrastructure, capacity, and availability aimed at sharing and updating data from the CPF registration base in a secure environment, using blockchain technology.”
To conduct the project successfully, Brazilian officials from the Dataprev of Santa Catarina will receive a course on blockchain technology. In addition to workers of the Santa Catarina headquarters, workers of the Rio de Janeiro Dataprev unit also received a course on blockchain technology.
Local Brazilian media also announced that Blockchain Academy is in charge of teaching the course. Blockchain Academy is a platform that promotes education about blockchain technology to develop the ecosystem.
According to information that local media recently published, the Blockchain Academy contract is valid for 120 days and the duration of the course is 160 academic hours. In this way, participants will learn about the world of blockchain technology, smart contracts, distributed accounting, and even mining.
In its 2019 financial statements, Dataprev stated that blockchain technology will be a focal point in 2020. Due to these Dataprev considerations, this platform may soon be widely used in Brazil with the integration of Brazilian states in the registry based on blockchain for CPF.
The Brazilian Federal Revenue Office also indicated that it plans to share the data of the National Registry of Legal Entities (CNPJ) on a blockchain platform so that the information is available in an inalterable and secure way. These actions are part of the adoption of blockchain technology in Brazil.
By María Rodríguez