Blockchain, Governo Eletrônico

Blockchain and e-Government: The Estonian experience and the first Brazilian initiatives

Most of the debates involving Blockchain Technologies revolves around its use as a tool for financial innovation and in private scope, while its applications for public interest are often underestimated and seldom discussed, even though they are many. The power of the Blockchain in public interest resides its simultaneous offer of transparency, trust and privacy:…

Ghost in the Shell x The Ant and the Grasshopper

Work, Taxation and the Future of Artificial Intelligence Introduction The evolution of Artificial Intelligence and automation technologies has revived old concerns regarding the impacts of technology on the labor market, on income concentration and on public administration. More than ever, the threat of replacement of human workers by intelligent automations is present and real. Differently…

Autonomous Cars: Challenges and Perspectives

One of the most promising and potentially disruptive technologies of our decade is that of autonomous cars, or self-driving cars. News regarding innovations, ethical dilemmas or even the first accidents involving autonomous cars have taken over specialized media. Gartner Inc., a consulting company focused on information technology that develops yearly reports on new technological trends,…

Blockchain, Smart Contracts and “Judge as a Service” in Brazilian Law

Blockchain technology, developed in 2009 as the basis for the functioning of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, soon became an thing in itself due to the doors it opened for a myriad of applications well beyond the financial scope of the Bitcoin. The ability to verify transactions and informations in an inherently decentralized manner has become the…