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The BNDES (National Bank for Economic and Social Development) will send a manager to participate in an event in France on Blockchain, organized by the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development).

As published on Wednesday (22), in the Official Gazette, the BNDES manager, Vanessa da Rocha Santos Almeida, was authorized by the director Ricardo Wiering de Barros to leave the country between the 18th and 25th of February.

Almeida will then go to Paris to attend a meeting of the “Blockchain Expert Policy Advisory Board”, of which she is a member representing Brazil.

Blockchain Council

The Advisory Board supports the coordination of the OECD's work on Blockchain and other distributed accounting technologies. This work seeks to provide a global reference point for policy makers. The Council is led by the OECD Financial Markets Committee (CMF) in cooperation with the Digital Economic Policy Committee (CDEP).

The formation of this Blockchain Advisory Council, "reflects the expanding OECD work program that explores the political implications of this disruptive technology, working to help governments and other stakeholders reap its benefits, while mitigating risks."

This group comprises representatives of 45 governments. Among them, non-OECD countries. There are also representatives of the European Commission, the private sector, and industry bodies and civil society groups.

Brazil and Blockchain

The relationship between BNDES and technology has become increasingly close. The National Bank for Economic and Social Development announced last month the creation of a fund dedicated exclusively to investments in IoT (Internet of Things) projects. This fund may exceed R $ 80 million in investments.

It is not only the BNDES, however, that is keeping an eye on technological innovations, but also the government itself that came to invest R $ 2 million in the Federal Revenue Blockchain created by Dataprev.

Blockchain has attracted a lot of attention from the country that is already considering using the technology even for aircraft registration. The study was presented by the Information Technology Superintendent of Anac (National Civil Aviation Agency), Gustavo Sanches, at the event “ICAO Blockchain Aviation Summit and Exhibition”, of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a UN body, which occurred last year.

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