The blockchain system for Chinese courts is used mostly for resolution in cases related to the Internet world
Currently, China has become one of the countries that has had the most adoption of blockchain technology. In this way, Distributed Ledger Technology works in multiple areas of the economic and industrial sector. But, according to the Global Time News Agency, the judicial system in the Asian country is being supported by a blockchain platform that allows it to finally resolve some cases. The new system is increasingly used in the courts of justice.
Beijing has become the world capital in the use of blockchain technology. One of its many advances is the development of important projects related to blockchain. Although the adoption of cryptocurrencies has not had the same support, the acceptance of cryptocurrencies will depend on the commercial growth that may be generated in global markets.
About this method that has been implemented in the Chinese judicial system, during the forum related to Protection of Intellectual Property of China, the president of the Beijing Internet Court, Zhang Wen, commented that the advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AI), as well as the use of the blockchain has had a great impact on the justice system, so these technologies are being used effectively to take some judicial decisions.
In this way, Zhang Wen explained that some state courts use blockchain technology for handling information and collecting data, with the intention of providing the necessary evidence for the resolution of the case. He added: “The parties decided to leave the court instead of litigate 40 cases, thanks to the convincing proofs blockchain offers. This encourages the development of social credibility in the country”.
In the same vein, the report details how the system is used as well as the number of courts the system employs to handle information. The Internet Court of Beijing is the second one with these characteristics in the country. According to the official data shared by direct sources of the courts, about 14,904 cases have been processed since its establishment in mid-2018.
In the report, it is also explained that most of the Internet Court cases are legal disputes associated with the use of the Internet in the country. Representatives of the Internet Court say these cases are large in numbers and with little financial compensation. But the new blockchain system allows to reduce costs, as well as to process information almost instantly.
Artificial Intelligence as Support for Judicial Cases
In another sense, during the speech of Zhang Wen, in the High Level Forum on China Intellectual Property Protection, he also explained that Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been applied to the concrete decision making in different real cases. “In the current use of AI as a decision-making assistant, efficiency is prioritized over accuracy. A human judge is ultimately responsible for the final decision. But we’re walking to the future when we see an AI judge sitting on the podium”.
Last September, the Supreme Court of China, declared that the system of authentication of evidence that is processed with these new technology, is totally valid for the resolutions in the judicial system.
By María Rodríguez