China has started using Blockchain technology to record court hearings.

As of July 8 this year, Shanghai began using Blockchain technology to record court reform hearings.

The metadata table records the file name, file size, file generation time, and other information about court records and written material, and a report is generated immediately. The audiovisual record, metadata table, page signatures and other materials are presented in their entirety in an electronic file.

The entire judiciary reform in Shanghai began around March this year. To support the reform, the new technology was implemented in 260 courts in less than three months. According to the report, a total of 90 commercial courts and 493 judges have used the innovative method of recording trials, and 4,261 trials have already been completed.

Several other courts in China have implemented blockchain technology as a means of securing data using an electronic seal.