The notary assured that the Digital Blockchain Certificate will serve to certify the signature on the Internet.
A public notary in the Paraíba region of Brazil has decided to use blockchain technology to establish a system for recognizing signatures on documents.
According to the information about this initiative, the system will be able to read and recognize any signature made on a document from the Internet. The proposal could drive a big change in how many documents are certified, facilitating, in the future, legalization, registration, or any other public procedure.
According to the local media report Turismo Em Foco, the public notary Azevedo Bastos has introduced this new method to his way of working.
In the words of the notary, this blockchain tool would serve to improve how notaries process the documents, optimizing speed, and reinforcing the security of the documents. Furthermore, the notary hopes that, by using digital solutions, citizens will increase their confidence in public registry activity in the Brazil region.
The informative report pointed out that even users’ data will be much more secure than in the traditional way. This is because a backup system in the cloud will store the information. In this way, notaries will only use the data of the users for the moment of establishing the signature.
Bastos commented that, through this method, users will have access to their signatures at any time of the year. This system is a useful tool for the circumstances that the world is going through due to the Covid-19 pandemic. “This digital service was created to give more speed and flexibility so that our clients have their recognized signature, in documents accessible at any time of the day, 365 days a year and, mainly, in light of the circumstances that we are experiencing,” the notary said.
The Operation of the Blockchain Operation System
Bastos explains that this system seeks to certify, in different ways, the identity of the user who is about to use his signature.
Bastos mentioned that the user will obtain a “blockchain id”, which will provide the client with a unique number to have access. This is a digital certificate that will be able to recognize the client’s signature. Clients can use this signature in all the procedures that electronic channels allow.
Once the signature is enabled, the system will use data that public authorities provided, which will help verify the authenticity of the signature and the user’s data.
To end the process, the client must receive a video call with an official, who will perform a simple questionnaire. When finished, the notary will validate the signature and the user will obtain his blockchain ID. Azevedo Bastos added that “this system provides a high level of security concerning the identity of the client.”
To sign documents, the official explained that it will only be necessary for the user to download the application, and just by using the QR code scanning system, the notary will verify the data for use.
By María Rodríguez