China is in plans to make its cities as smart cities. On Monday, November 4, China announced an independently developed identification system based on blockchain technology. The aim is to offer better connectivity and data sharing between these cities. Moreover, This system is being developed in line with international standards. The system is already available for cities nationwide as of Nov. 3.
Three institutes in the city of Shijiazhuang came together to build this identification system that will assign a unique ID to all the smart cities. Moreover, “Its underlying technology combines blockchain services and smart city construction,” says Zhang Chao, one of the developers. China began smart city construction in 2016. Now the country has been embracing Blockchain at a rapid pace after President Xi Jinping’s Blockchain endorsement speech.