Maranhão is the first state to be part of the Brazil Blockchain Network
The State Secretariat for Transparency and Control (STC) of the Government of Maranhão announced its adhesion to Rede Blockchain Brasil (RBB), from the Federal Government, making Maranhão the first state in the country to join the initiative.
According to the state government, the network enables the optimization of resources, cost reduction, transparency, security and reliability of public data, in addition to innovation.
"We are the first state public administration of the executive branch in the country to start integrating RBB. We have been looking for new technologies more and more so that the government is increasingly transparent, secure in its data and efficient in providing public service ", said STC's legal advisor, Nísia Seguins.
Public blockchains are potentially very interesting for deployments focused on transparency and trust, such perception was corroborated by TCU (Judgment 1613/2020) which points to the implementation of anti-corruption and pro-transparency measures as one of its greatest technology potentials.
The possibility of implementing transparent processes that comply with the principle of compliance by design (thinking all new processes and projects from a compliance perspective) is a great opportunity for public organizations.
"Blockchain technology has many other applications than cryptocurrencies and digital art NFTs. 'The Economist' has called the technology 'the trust machine' and this is a key value for any democratic government, especially in the era we live in, an era of mistrust", said Gladson Arantes, coordinator of the RBB technical committee.
The National Bank for Economic and Social Development ( BNDES ) and the Federal Audit Court ( TCU ) announced the launch of Rede Blockchain Brasil (RBB) in May 2022. It is a layer 1 network, based on Proof-of-authority (PoA) in which the validators are both public and private entities.
As a layer 1 blockchain network, the network allows other authorized entities to create different Daaps, based on improving public services and also allows applications aimed at decentralized finance ( DeFi ), thus acting as a layer of trust for different actors in the sector. public and private.
The Brazil Blockchain Network has 3 types of participants, with different weights in the network's governance system.
Patrons: with only TCU and BNDES in this category, which will have voting and veto power, in addition to being responsible for managing the RBB validator nodes.
Associated participants: who will also be responsible for validating nodes and participate in the network with voting power
Partner participants: will be those who can use RBB's blockchain resources, but do not participate in the network's consensus validation core
The network does not have its own token, however the network can allow the creation of tokens, provided that they are authorized by the governance system and that they are related to services and efficiency in the public service.