The blockchain network aims to offer quality public services to users. In the decree, the government established about 18 objectives related to new technologies.
The current president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, signed a decree where there is a proposal for creating a blockchain platform for the country’s federal government, according to information from local media.
Later, the Federal Official Gazette published Decree No. 10,332, which the President had signed on April 28th. The initiative is part of the plans to implement a digital government for the period between 2020 and 2022. The plan aims to regain Brazilians’ confidence through effective policies and quality public services, as the decree states.
In the document, the government drafted 18 objectives to be fulfilled, with their respective initiatives, to achieve the digitization of the country’s public services. In Besides, the text explains how this platform will allow the federal government to have greater interoperability, streamlining various processes for companies, and offering digital solutions in the country’s public services.
In this regard, the decree highlights the following goal:
A smart government, which implements effective policies based on data, shows evidence that it proactively anticipates and solves the needs of citizens and organizations, as well as promotes a competitive and attractive investment environment.
Excerpt from Decree No. 10,332.
According to local media, the eighth objective of the decree is one of the most interesting included in the document. This indicates how the use of artificial intelligence will allow developing the new public services of the future and emerging technologies. Also, it notes that the implementation of blockchain technology in the federal public administration will occur in 2020.
Brazil Plans to Adopt Blockchain Technology
The decree also indicates that the implementation of resources that facilitate the creation of the blockchain network will help to the interoperability of the federal government in 2022.
In this sense, the twelfth objective is one of the most closely related to blockchain technology. This deals with the implementation of citizens’ digital identity and seeks to make this system available to 40 million inhabitants by 2022. For that reason, the Brazilian government wants to allow citizens to make digital signatures for that same year.
The sixteenth objective is another point in this decree that has drawn attention since it refers to the optimization of information technology infrastructures. In addition to proposing a change targeting structural software solutions, the Brazilian government plans to use the cloud for the migration of various services.
On April 24th, the Brazilian presidency also opened a tender to hire a specialized blockchain company. The aim was to provide the government with a solution in the creation and governance of a shared network.
At the beginning of April, local media also reported that the Central Bank of Brazil had launched PIER. That is a blockchain platform that incorporates a comprehensive database, which will be integrated into three Brazilian institutions. The platform is already running on JPMorgan’s Quorum blockchain.
By Alexander Salazar