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BNDES once again sends manager for Blockchain event in Europe


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

According to the publication made on Thursday (19) in the Official Gazette, Vanessa Almeida should stay in Europe between the 25th and 29th of this month.

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

Last month, the institution published a similar authorization granted by director Ricardo Wiering de Barros in the Federal Official Gazette. According to the dispatch, Almeida would be absent from the country between the 18th and 25th of February. The fact was reported on the Bitcoin Portal.

However, the BNDES, through its communication advisory, reported that there was a mistake in the publication made on January 22, 2020 in the Federal Official Gazette.

"The first order of January 16, published on January 22, referred to a meeting that took place in January – it was mistakenly informed that the trip would take place in February".

According to the BNDES, Almeida had already gone to Europe in January for a meeting with the OECD Advisory Council and will return to Paris for the same purpose.

“Employee Vanessa Almeida traveled to follow the Blockchain Expert Policy Advisory Board meeting between January 18th and 25th. She will be traveling again for a meeting with the group between February 25 and February 29, as informed in the order of February 13, published in the DOU on February 19 ”.

Blockchain and international politics

The Advisory Council in which the Brazilian is participating is led by the OECD Financial Markets Committee (CMF) in cooperation with the Digital Economic Policy Committee (CDEP).

The Council is made up of representatives from 45 governments, including non-OECD countries. In the Council, there are also representatives of the European Commission, the private sector, and industry bodies and civil society groups.

In order to provide a global reference point for policy makers, the group supports the coordination of the OECD's work on Blockchain and other distributed accounting technologies.

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."

The BNDES, therefore, mentioned the importance of the Brazilian's participation in this group:

“Vanessa Almeida is a representative of the BNDES with the OECD Blockchain group. The BNDES 'presence in the group makes the Bank participate in the definition of the policy principles for the adoption of blockchain and other distributed accounting technologies. The policies defined by the OECD serve as a reference for all member countries and for non-member countries that wish to adopt them, as has been the case in Brazil for policies related to the digital economy ”.

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