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Colombia Issues Guide for Implementing Blockchain for Public Projects in the Country

The Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications of Colombia, Mintic, has issued a guide that describes the steps to implement blockchain in projects directed at the state level. The document defines blockchain and its basic elements, and also describes the guidelines that some projects should follow, depending on the needs of each project.

More and more governments are including blockchain in projects that require transparency and decentralization. The Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications of Colombia, the main technology institution in the country, has issued a guide that describes how blockchain should be integrated into projects directed to solve problems at a government and state level.

A blockchain technology project in the public sector requires a detailed review of the requirements of the public challenge to be resolved and the usability that the distributed database would have depending on the type of project.

Furthermore, the document says that the implementation of this tech should be subject to the current legal framework of the country, in which state entities are obliged to comply with what is expressly established in Colombian law.

Colombia has already identified some of the problems that could be solved using blockchain technology. The document mentions several projects, including RITA, a network developed by a national university that uses blockchain to secure and verify the authenticity of academic diplomas, and the alliance that the Bank of Colombia inked with R3 to use the Corda for different settlement cases.

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