Several courts in China have implemented blockchain technology to secure properties with an electronic seal.
The Executive Bureau of the People’s Court in Haidian District, Beijing, has reportedly deployed a blockchain-based electronic seal to secure a property in Chaoyang district.
On July 5 Global Times reported that through the application of a blockchain-powered e-sealing, courts will be able to monitor a property in real-time with help of video surveillance in a secured way.
Moreover, if the property turns out to be disturbed or damaged in any way, the blockchain system automatically turns on a surveillance mode and sends mobile warning notifications to plaintiffs and law enforcement personnel.
The report also highlighted that the system is capable of photographing the perpetrator and sending it to the relevant platform.
The application of blockchain is intended to keep all data recorded and unmodified by involved parties.
Law enforcement staff can use the platform to conduct property information queries while checking the history of operations on the sealed property.
Originally reported by local court-related website Chinacourt.org, this highlights the first time that a Beijing court has used an electronic seal for property.
However, several other courts in East China’s Jiangsu Province, South China’s Hunan Province, and East China’s Jiangxi Province have reportedly also announced the use of blockchain-based electronic seals recently.