The Supreme People’s Court of China urged the local judicial system to adopt blockchain technology to build up connections between courts across the country by 2025. 

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  • The document noted that there are over 2.2 billion pieces of judicial certificates stored on the blockchain.
  • The Supreme Court said blockchain will improve efficiency across judicial processes such as case filing, information query and verification, and communication between different judicial systems. 
  • The Supreme Court also proposed establishing cross-chain collaborations between court, law enforcement, and regulators.
  • The document also said the court should collaborate with various blockchain platforms to improve intellectual property protection, business environment optimization, corporate bankruptcy and reorganization, and social credit system.

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