Cities in China are Using Blockchain to Track Parolees

At least two Chinese cities are using blockchain technology to track offenders on parole, CCN has learned.

At least two Chinese cities are using blockchain technology to track offenders on parole, CCN has learned.

In the city of Foshan, a report from May indicates that officials would like to deck their system out with bracelets similar to those issued in western countries.

In the city of Zhongshan, which is in the same province as Foshan (Guangdong), the system will reportedly transcend boundaries previously in place for community corrections officials, such as when data regarding parolees was available to them. Both cities are essentially using the same hardware, but Foshan is apparently the first to make official use of it.

A People’s Daily Facebook post from Wednesday indicates that the system is only recently, actually launched and that it does more than just allow officials to know the location of a given offender.

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