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E-Documents From Chinese Courts Can Be Verified on Blockchain

Mon, 08 May 2023
Categories: China Legal Trends

From March 2023, all documents served electronically by more than 3,500 courts across China can be verified online on the Internet-based Judicial Blockchain Platform (互联网司法区块链平台, https://sfl.court.gov.cn).

After receiving documents served electronically by courts, the parties or trusted third parties may access the Internet-based Judicial Blockchain Platform to verify them.

For instance, where a trusted third party, such as a bank, receives a document served electronically by courts, based on which the bank shall release the debtor’s deposits to the creditor according to the document, if the bank questions the authenticity of the document, it can verify it on the Internet-based Judicial Blockchain Platform.

The Judicial Blockchain Platform, a product developed by China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC), provides Blockchain trusted services in relevant legal activities by utilizing the technical features of Blockchain, such as decentralization, multi-consensus, tamper-proof, and traceability.

 

 

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Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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