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Brazil: A very good reason to have a publicly accessed blockchain land registry database

A recent Brazilian study found that all 8 states in Brazil’s Amazon Region failed to meet required transparency criteria and to provide the public with up-to-date land tenure data on public domain lands, contributing to fraud and land disputes. There already exists a law (The 2011 Law on Access to Public Information – LAI) which mandates that information produced, managed and archived by states concerning all public lands must be readily accessible to the public. This comprehensive, 118-page study,…

The Impact of Blockchain Technology on the Surveying Industry, Cadastre and Land Registry Systems

THE IMPACT OF BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY ON THE SURVEYING INDUSTRY, CADASTRE & LAND REGISTRY SYSTEMS … blockchain technology and land surveying – may seem unlikely partners at first. However, this new and exciting technology creates a cooperative and synergistic environment in which all information, data, and images from a surveying project can be gathered in a reliable, confident and immutable way. OUTLINE I. Introduction to Blockchain Technology II. Overview of the Surveying Industry III. Surveying…

Blockchain could be coming to Brazils Land Registry

This paper has reviewed a solution designed to record transfers of land ownership in the Municipality of Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and assessed it using an archival science theoretic lens, since archival criteria for trustworthy records closely aligns to legal requirements for determining admissibility and weight of evidence and legal status of titles and given the requirements for long-term trustworthiness and accessibility of land title records. Thus, archival requirements offer a useful checklist…
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