- A proposal has been submitted by two members of the Chilean Parliament.
- The proposal calls for blockchain adoption in government administration activities.
- This comes on the heels of a report by the National Economic Prosecutor’s Office.
New changes are likely coming to the Chilean government’s operations as a new proposal has been submitted by two members of parliament urging the government to implement the blockchain technology in the public sector.
This proposal, filed by Miguel Angel Calisto and Giorgio Jackson who are members of parliament, states that the use of blockchain will tighten cybersecurity and also reduce bureaucracy within the government.
According to Calisto,
“With this technology we could also transparently and unalterably track the management and work carried out by the different public agencies, with their indicators and all the figures collected, reducing the possibility that this information is used maliciously with others.”
He also referred to blockchain as ‘the forefront of innovation’ and that Chile must look into adopting it for the future of its citizens.
The proposal also touched on the need to decentralize information, with Jackson stating,
“Our interest is to begin a debate in which the public services are debited. The truth is that it is a technology that has a very transformative potential, very revolutionary in terms of technology and the ability to decentralize information. “
A Necessary Task
According to the two members of parliament, the proposal was inspired by a recent report by the National Economic Prosecutor’s Office which stated that blockchain technology should be used for very sensitive data to prevent tampering and to aid the record-keeping process.
In the proposal, a recommendation was made for research to be conducted to see what aspects of government would benefit most from the DLT and which needed them the most.
This shows the current growing trend in governments applying the blockchain technology to their operations. One of the most notable examples is Venezuela who even launched their own national cryptocurrency, the petro, to help them deal with their ongoing financial crisis.
Venezuela even went as far as deciding that some key government-related process, such as obtaining a passport, could not be carried out without using the Petro. This was done in a bid to encourage its use and to ensure that the people adjust to the new currency.
This just goes to show that blockchain technology has gone a long way, from being a concept that was used only by some tech enthusiasts on the internet, to being backed by world powers.