Argentina organizes a National Blockchain Committee to Implement State Level Strategy


Argentina’s government has established a national committee for blockchain adoption to develop the guidelines for a state-level strategy. Argentina has published a document that highlights the importance of this technology for the future and outlines several use cases that would benefit by the introduction of blockchain in the digital transformation of the country.
Argentina forms a National Blockchain Committee
More countries are looking at how blockchain tech can help improve their public functions. Argentina recently published its national guidelines for blockchain technology.
The Dec. 7 presentation also created a national Blockchain committee that will be responsible for “acting as an interlocutor within the local blockchain ecosystem, promoting interoperability blockchain technologies, and a good government.”
The Public Innovation Secretariat will form the committee along with other state agencies that will develop tech solutions and public policies based on blockchain. These other organizations are not listed in the framework.

Areas of Interest
The government has provided a framework that outlines the potential uses of blockchain technology in supporting state-exclusive functions. Due to the size and scope of certain governmental structures, auditing is the first area it is expected to be used. The blockchain is proposed as an element that will serve two functions: it will allow citizens to see how the state invests public funds and it will centralize all public processes in one structure.
The second area concerns citizen identification. The Argentine government believes that blockchain could be used to help in identification processes, by avoiding forgeries and other documents issued from the authorities. Third parties would be able to confirm the validity of these documents by creating a blockchain-based system.
There are already initiatives that use blockchain to achieve this goal. The city of Buenos Aires is currently implementing Tangoid and expects it will be operational in January as part a digitization push. As part of a regulatory experiment, the city will also operate Ethereum nodes.
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