A judicial blockchain alliance between Chinese courts and other sectors is expected to be built by 2025, according to a guideline from China’s top court.
The alliance will promote the deep integration of the rule of law and technology as well as better serve economic and social governance.
It orders all courts to increase their application of technology, calling for them to enhance judicial credibility, efficiency, and collaboration.
Under the legal document, an internet-based judicial blockchain verification platform is planned to be established, while judicial data, such as electronic case files, electronic archives, and judicial statistical reports, will be required to be stored on the blockchain.
It stipulates that courts should strengthen blockchain collaboration and application with procurators, public security authorities, and administrative organs so as to improve the efficiency of online case circulation and data mutual trust.
Additionally, it suggests courts build a collaborative mechanism with blockchain platforms for other sectors, including those on intellectual property, market regulation, financial institutions, online data trading, and government departments, to support development in the industries.