EXPOJUD presents Blockchain Panel with experts

Event for legal professionals showed the application of this new technology in several areas.

The digital edition of EXPOJUD in 2020 presented last Wednesday (14) a Blockchain Panel. With several experts invited, the topic was explored for legal professionals to learn more about the concept.

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In the 2020 edition, EXPOJUD had a fully online edition due to the new coronavirus pandemic. Four experts were invited to discuss blockchain issues at the event.

The panel included: Antônio Carlos Braga (Substitute Second Degree Judge of the TJSP), Maurício Magaldi (Blockchain Expert and BlockDrops Podcast Presenter), Giuseppe Janino (Information Technology Secretary of the TSE) and Gustavo Sanches (IT Superintendent of ANAC).

EXPOJUD Online presents a Blockchain Panel for legal professionals

With the municipal elections being one of the hottest issues in Brazil today, the issue was the subject of an important debate last Wednesday. With a Blockchain Panel within the EXPOJUD event, several specialists were able to give their opinion on the subject.

According to Gustavo Sanches, from the National Civil Aviation Agency, Estonia is an example country today to use the blockchain for digital voting. For him, this technology does not apply to every situation, nor is it the solution for everything. However, it is an important technology today and full of opportunities.

Sanches pointed out that in Brazil, the blockchain is already in great use in the public sector. The specialist pointed out that ANAC, Central Bank, Bank of Brazil, BNDES, Caixa Econômica Federal, DataPrev, Petrobras, Receita Federal, Ministry of Economy, among others, already use the technology.

For Maurício Magaldi, the blockchain is an infrastructure technology. He cited Bitcoin Machine applications in several countries, such as Uganda, that the technology prevents counterfeiting of medicines in the public network. In India, notarial use for property registration also shows progress.

Magaldi considers that Estonia is indeed a digital country today. However, he believes that the blockchain should bring major innovations to the public sector worldwide.

Sao Paulo judge believes blockchain is „the technology of trust“

For TJSP Judge Antônio Carlos Braga, the blockchain is the technology of trust. In an electoral process, the judge believes that the two fundamental pillars are secrecy and trust.

According to Antônio, the blockchain is the candidate to be part of the electronic voting system. However, the judge considered that even with the blockchain being highly secure, it must be ensured that voters understand that there is trust in the electoral system.

A member of the Supreme Electoral Court, the TSE, Giuseppe Janino complemented the other participants‘ speech by saying that Brazilian electoral justice is attentive to innovations. For him, Brazil today uses elements present in the blockchain, such as cryptography.

Janino also recalled that the TSE today is perhaps the only public body to reach all Brazilians, even those living in remote places. For him, implementing a voting solution, even with blockchain, should certainly consider these inclusion challenges.

„We are keeping an eye on the use of blockchain, of course. We are always open trying to implement continuous improvement of the Brazilian electoral system. We know that this process has a cost and has difficulties and burdens to guarantee this form of voting,“ Giuseppe Janino said.

Finally, Giuseppe said that the TSE is already watching Hyperledger, a private blockchain.