News: Brazil Records First-Ever Blockchain Birth Certificate
In Brazil, the first birth certificate of a child was issued, registered only using blockchain technology, without the participation of the registry office.
On September 1, lvaro de Medeiros Mendonça became the first child in the country to receive a blockchain certification. The hospital invited parents to participate in a pilot project developed by Growth Tech in partnership with IBM. According to the father of the newborn, the blockchain significantly accelerated the registration process, which took less than five minutes..
The whole procedure was carried out on the Notary Ledgers virtual notary services platform. Eliminating bureaucracy and streamlining the process have improved efficiency and reduced the registration process to three main steps.
First, the hospital confirms the birth of a new citizen. Parents then sign up on the platform and create their digital identities. Further, the information is sent to the notary office, where the certificate is drawn up.
Blockchain technology is rapidly gaining popularity in Brazil. Bahia State Launches Blockchain Application In June to control public procurement, and since the end of last year, the country’s central bank has been developing a stablecoin pegged to real simplify the fight against corruption.
text: Ivan Malichenko, photo: bctr