MinTIC Colombia publishes a reference manual on the use of DLT / Blockchain in the public sector of the region for comments

With the aim of facilitating the implementation of blockchain projects in the Colombian public sector, the Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications (MinTIC) publishes comments from citizens, the new reference guide for accepting and executing projects with this disruptive technology in the region. This was announced by the MinTIC’s website, Gobierno Digital.

This document aims to contribute and support the digital transformation of the processes and mechanisms implemented by the State of New Granada. Its main goal is to make it easier to conduct initiatives and use case projects that involve the implementation of DLT / Blockchain technologies. in the public sector of this region.

In this context, the Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications (MinTIC) is opening the invitation for the second time to anyone wishing to comment on improving the content of the proposal.

MinTIC Colombia publishes a reference manual on the use of DLT / Blockchain in the public sector of the region for comments
MinTIC Colombia publishes a reference manual on the use of DLT / Blockchain in the public sector of the region for comments

Interested parties have until Wednesday December 2 of this year to send comments on the draft of this new version via email via the Digital Government web portal.

MinTIC and its support for blockchain

It should be noted that in August 2020, MinTIC released the first draft of the blockchain guidelines for the Colombian state for comment. titled “Guide to the use and implementation of Distributive Registry (DLT / Blockchain) technology in the public sector“, Which It consists of a theoretical review of key concepts related to these technologies, the current state of blockchain usage in different sectors, some use cases and concept tests conducted in Colombia. and some recommendations on the development of public policy in the region.

The first document published by MinTIC relates to the use cases conducted in Colombia, as well as the concept tests conducted by the ViveLab Bogotá team in collaboration with the National University of Colombia and other organizations such as the National Agency for Colombia Lands and the Bogotá Mayor’s Office. Among these stand out the prototype of the voting for student representatives in district schools and the system of land registration.

The document also revealed some experience in formulating public policies in countries such as the European Union, Estonia, China, the United Arab Emirates, Canada and the United States.

These verticals led to comments from various actors who derived the first published exercise and gave way to this reference guide for the adoption and implementation of projects using blockchain technology in the Colombian state aimed at developing capacities. so that companies can develop or promote projects using this new technology.

Blockchain Reference Guide

Well in this context, The new publication of the reference manual contains the guidelines that public institutions should consider for the development of blockchain projects in public administration. Ensure that it is organized, tiered and structured, based on recommendations and best practices, to make way for the general improvement of the well-being of citizens and government services.

According to MinTIC, this guide presents the main and differentiating features of this innovative technology as a basis for developing and improving processes and interacting with the citizen. Attributes such as immutability of records, information security, elimination of intermediaries, traceability, decentralized databases are some of the attributes that characterize this technology and are therefore dealt with in this version.

Likewise, the current adaptation of the guide aims to go beyond theoretical concepts and offer mechanisms aimed at generating public value in order to encourage technological disruption of businesses through a pragmatic and realistic approach to national context in which these aspects of improvement must be taken into account to encourage change through the use of technology.

That’s why, This version implements the way blockchain technology should be implemented for the state and from a technical point of view develops a quality approach with an integral point of view that tends to create capacities to promote its digital transformation through the development of projects Blockchain.

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