Brazil takes a significant leap towards modernization by rolling out a national blockchain-based digital identification program. Rio de Janeiro, Goiás, and Paraná are pioneering this transformation as the first states to issue digital identity documents.
Brazil embarks on a digital journey as it announces that over 214 million of its citizens will utilize blockchain technology for digital identification.
Launching the Digital Era
Rio de Janeiro, Goiás, and Paraná will be the trailblazers in Brazil, issuing digital identity documents using a private blockchain developed by Serpro, the country’s national data processing service. With a recent decree, the entire nation is expected to issue blockchain-based identity documents before November 6.
Blockchain: Ensuring Data Protection
Alexandre Amorim, the head of Serpro, highlights blockchain as a pivotal technology for the country’s digital identification project, emphasizing its crucial role in protecting personal data and preventing fraud, thus ensuring a robust and secure digital experience for all Brazilians.
Tackling Organized Crime
The local government underscores the significance of this national identification project in battling organized crime, enabling smoother collaboration among various governmental sectors and providing more agile and straightforward access to diverse services.
Unifying Identification in Brazil
In recent years, Brazil has been striving to unify the issuance of identity documents across all its states. This new technological adoption will facilitate a more secure data exchange between different governmental departments.
Advancing Towards Digital Currency
Additionally, Brazil is progressing in launching a central bank digital currency, known as Drex, promising to enhance businesses’ access to capital through a tokenization system linked with Drex.