China’s Beijing government has released its first blockchain application blueprint on government services as announced by a local media outlet on July 15.
The blueprint suggests that around 140 government service applications are already on blockchain, divided over three categories:
Data sharing and exchange
Business collaborative processing
Electronic certificate and certificate storage
Beijing unveils plan for blockchain-based government https://t.co/8h1AQGFiYw pic.twitter.com/He45i6UEHr — TechNode (@technodechina) July 16, 2020
The official in charge of the blueprint added:
“Blockchain is a breakthrough in data sharing which is difficult to get through the traditional sharing way […] ‘electronic certificate storage’ means that the electronic certificate is stored on the chain, and […] improves the credibility and verification efficiency.”
Cointelegraph cited an example within the real estate registration blockchain system that it already involves 11 government sectors such as the municipal planning commission, the housing and urban rural development commission, the tax bureau, the public security bureau, among others.
The official said:
“The relevant departments will handle the real estate registration business and store the relevant information in the blockchain to ensure the credibility of the electronic license […] to realize the traceability of the sharing process.”
However, China’s local government is also facing challenges in the implementation of blockchain as stakeholders are not ready their share their data yet.