Huawei and Beijing’s municipal government have jointly developed a blockchain directory to use across urban governance.
On August 24, it has been reported that the system, which still being trialed, is aimed at improving government services and supporting the city’s business environment.
However, interest in blockchain technology forms part of Beijing’s research into smart city approaches to enhance urban innovation and governance.
Other technologies being explored for smart infrastructure include 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), and cloud computing.
It has been analyzed that throughout 2019, Beijing and Huawei have jointly built a blockchain system directory to link up the city’s 50 municipal departments and support cross-departmental sharing and management of big data.
The report said that the system’s applications span real estate management by enabling efficient communication and feedback between the citizens and the mayor’s office, road parking services, medical care, notably including pandemic response services, and utility provision (water, gas, and electricity).
Likewise, Beijing’s government said that ordinary people are poised to become the direct beneficiaries of the new infrastructure.
Huawei’s role in the directory is contributing its proprietary Huawei Cloud Blockchain, as the system supports real-time data management and feedback, rights management, data synchronization and exchange, permissioned access management, and traceability.
Thus, the report stated that the use of blockchain technology will play a key role in integrating new-generation technologies into the strategic goals of urban modernization and digitized municipal services.