Nieto has complained about the different intermediaries that use these social campaigns to make money and how introducing blockchain might eliminate these activities.
Social Aid Blockchain Law Introduced in Buenos Aires
Many systems are using blockchain due to the traceability that this tech might bring to any implementation. Senator Dario Nieto, a lawmaker for the city of Buenos Aires, is proposing to use blockchain as a fundamental part of a system to manage social aid payments. For this, he introduced a bill that would bring many of the activities derived from these programs to an end.
In his view, payments coming from social aid programs are used regularly by different intermediaries to make money or to force recipients to participate in political activities. On this, Nieto stated:
The management of social plans has become a huge apparatus used to do politics, with which the leaders of social movements extort people with abusive practices, such as asking for money returns, a percentage of the plan, going to march and block streets.
According to Nieto, blockchain tech might help in this regard, making every payment traceable and putting middlemen out of the equation. He explained:
With blockchain, the money leaves the Ministry of Social Development directly to the beneficiary, without asking for voluntary contributions, without favors such as attendance controls at pickets or marches.
A City Married With Blockchain
This is not the first time that Nieto has introduced a blockchain-based bill. The lawmaker already introduced a bill that would use blockchain tech as part of a system to control state purchases and contracts.
Buenos Aires is a city that has embraced blockchain as a part of its structure. As part of a modernization program, the city is currently in the final stages of implementing a blockchain-based ID system called TangoID. The government of Buenos Aires has declared that it aims to have it working by January 2023.
In August, the city declared that it will run Ethereum nodes with the objective of learning more about the chain for regulatory purposes. In April, the city confirmed its plans to accept cryptocurrency for tax payments in 2023.