MP promotes debate on blockchain use in public and private sectors

The event, which was named “Blockchain: perspectives in Brazil and in the world”, will take place on Tuesday (8), at 2:30 p.m., on the institution’s YouTube channel.

In the second week of October, ESMPU (Escola Superior do Ministério Público da União) promotes a cycle of debates on the use of blockchain in the public and private sectors.

The event, which was named “Blockchain: perspectives in Brazil and in the world,” will take place on Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m., on the institution’s YouTube channel.

One of the guests is Gabriela Ruberg, senior analyst at the Central Bank’s Office of Information Governance. She has 25 years of experience in public sector data management.

The other speaker is Vanessa Almeida, digital innovation manager at BNDES (National Bank for Economic and Social Development). She is the representative of Brazil in the Blockchain Expert Policy Advisory Board of the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development).

Blockchain in public and private sectors, elections and democracy

According to the announcement, speakers will talk about how decentralized technologies can be used to ensure more security and transparency in transactions, both in the private and public sectors.

In addition, the meeting also “seeks to discuss the relationship between blockchain technology and democracy and the exercise of citizenship through voting.

Registration for the event on blockchain in the public and private sectors

Registration for the blockchain event can be made until October 8 on the ESMPU website. Both members of the Public Prosecutor’s Office and the external public can participate.

Brazilian Government and use of blockchains

In the public sphere, both the federal and state governments have put blockchain projects into practice.

Serpro, a public technology company linked to the Ministry of Economics, for example, works in a blockchain for identities.

The government of Minas Gerais recently launched a project with distributed registration technology for coal control.

In the private sector, the scenario is similar. JBS, the world’s largest meat producer, for example, has announced the use of the technology in an environmental preservation project.

Blockchain against possible electoral fraud

The idea of using distributed registration technologies in elections – a topic that will also be discussed at the meeting – has been discussed since 2009, when Crypto Bank was launched.

Experts, governments, and industry enthusiasts believe that blockchains can prevent possible fraud in elections, since they are immutable systems.

Russia, for example, used a blockchain in a vote on constitutional changes in the country. According to a statement by Vladimir Putin’s government, the technology guarantees “the security and transparency of electronic voting”.

In Brazil, the TSE (Supreme Electoral Court) launched a public call for changes in the electoral system this year. The idea is to attract companies willing to create new voting formats. Companies that develop blockchain platforms have a good chance.