Brazil’s first blockchain baby has been born.
It matters little whether you find the idea of a human being logged on the blockchain as either frightening or fascinating. Brazil’s blockchain baby is actually a reminder of how this technology’s presence is slowly creeping into our lives.
You may not yet understand what blockchain really is — I confess I don’t but trust me, it won’t take long until it becomes an important part of your life.
But what does this blockchain baby have to do with Brazilian bureaucracy? Everything, as a matter of fact.
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On this episode:
- Carlos Rischioto is a blockchain technical leader at IBM Brazil. Working with blockchain technology since 2016, Mr. Rischioto is a member of the Brazilian Computing Society, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
- Born in Rio de Janeiro on July 8, 2019, Álvaro de Medeiros Mendonça became Brazil’s very first blockchain baby.
- Bureaucracy is everywhere in Brazil. And it is bad for business and facilitates corruption, as recent scandals have shown us.
- Stablecoins connect Brazil to the cryptocurrency market.
- Legaltech battles Brazilian bureaucracy to streamline industry.
Explaining Brazil is made by:
- Gustavo Ribeiro, editor in chief of The Brazilian Report. He has extensive experience covering Brazilian politics. His work has been featured across Brazilian and French media outlets, including Veja, Época, Folha de S.Paulo, Médiapart, and Radio France Internationale.
- Euan Marshall, editing. is a journalist and translator who has lived in São Paulo, Brazil since 2011. Specializing in Brazilian soccer, politics and the connection between the two, his work has been published in The Telegraph, Al Jazeera, The Independent, among others.
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