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Smart Accounts for Decentralized Governance on Smart Cities

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OptBlocks Consultoria Ltda., Avenida João Pinheiro, 274 Sala 201—Lourdes, Belo Horizonte 30130-186, Brazil
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Department of Public Management, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Campus Universitário Morro do Cruzeiro, Ouro Preto 35400-000, Brazil
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Institute of Computing, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Av. Gal. Milton Tavares de Souza, São Domingos, Niterói 24210-310, Brazil
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Academic Editor: Pierluigi Siano
Received: 30 March 2021 / Revised: 24 May 2021 / Accepted: 26 May 2021 / Published: 30 May 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Feature Papers for Smart Cities)
This paper introduces state-of-the-art possibilities for using smart contracts capabilities for governance. Assisted by blockchain, the use of these tools can provide a transition that society currently needs due the huge amount of information that reaches citizens. The core mechanism of this study lies within the scope of smart accounts and digital identities. These topics enclose smart cities trends that seek to increase citizens’ participation in the social decision making process, in a transparent way that is usually managed throughout decentralized systems. We define a set of available features that can automatically guide the flow of resources, after the conclusions of voting processes also conducted on trusted environments of distributed ledgers. By presenting innovative ideas and didactically describing the possibilities, we aim to promote awareness of blockchain capabilities among readers, students, decisions makers and, mainly, the younger generation. View Full-Text
Keywords: e-governance; d-governance; blockchain; distributed ledgers; smart contract; smart accounts; digital identity; voting e-governance; d-governance; blockchain; distributed ledgers; smart contract; smart accounts; digital identity; voting
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Coelho, V.N.; Oliveira, T.A.; Tavares, W.; Coelho, I.M. Smart Accounts for Decentralized Governance on Smart Cities. Smart Cities 2021, 4, 881-893. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/smartcities4020045

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Coelho VN, Oliveira TA, Tavares W, Coelho IM. Smart Accounts for Decentralized Governance on Smart Cities. Smart Cities. 2021; 4(2):881-893. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/smartcities4020045

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Coelho, Vitor N., Thays A. Oliveira, Wellington Tavares, and Igor M. Coelho 2021. "Smart Accounts for Decentralized Governance on Smart Cities" Smart Cities 4, no. 2: 881-893. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/smartcities4020045

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