In the blockchain competition, China's goal is the first!

Author: Chang Jun Source: Central Political and Law Commission Changan sword

A game officially began.

On the 24th, the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee conducted the eighteenth collective study, with the theme of the development status and trends of blockchain technology. General Secretary Xi Jinping delivered an important speech, he stressed:

It is necessary to strengthen basic research, enhance the original innovation ability, and strive to let China take the leading position in the emerging field of blockchain, occupy the commanding heights of innovation, and gain new industrial advantages.

At present, major countries in the world are accelerating the development of blockchain technology. The important speech of General Secretary Xi Jinping means that China will fully participate in the international competition of this emerging Internet technology and start the firing of the game. "The forefront", "the commanding heights" and "new advantages", three words undoubtedly indicate that China's goal in the field of blockchain competition is unique and unique:

It is to compete for the first.

So what is the blockchain, why should we put her at the level of national development, so what is the significance of the blockchain?

The development of blockchain is not based on "speculation"

When it comes to blockchains, many people first think of fancy "coins" of various names.

Indeed, since the birth of the blockchain in 2008, digital currency is the innate application of the blockchain. The famous bitcoin is the blockchain as the underlying core technology. In recent years, with the influx of capital into the digital currency market, the “coin market” such as roller coaster-like news often rushed to the headlines, and more and more people have realized the blockchain through various “coins”.

The ups and downs of the "coin market" have also "destroyed" the reputation of the blockchain to a certain extent. There is a wide-ranging segment on the Internet. One is engaged in pyramid schemes and chats with a bit of bitcoin. After listening to the introduction of Bitcoin, the people who engage in pyramid schemes are shocked: You are cheating money…

In fact, the blockchain as a technology is not the same as digital currency, and it is not speculative. The blockchain is "very reliable."

It is essentially a decentralized database, a series of data blocks generated using cryptographic methods. Each data block contains a batch of information used to verify the validity of its information (anti-counterfeiting) and Generate the next block. Someone gave a very vivid example: the boy said to the girl, "I love you forever," and then the girl sent the sentence to girlfriends, parents, friends, public, WeChat, so the boy no longer Can't deny.

Decentralized distributed storage brings openness and transparency, and also allows data to directly generate value. The non-tamperable and traceable nature of information brings security and honesty, and makes people more trustful. The current global Internet development is moving from the information technology era to the digital technology era. "Data is king" is not only a slogan, but also a consensus. Blockchain technology provides a new data organization and application model, which has a basic status for the construction of “value Internet” and “integrity internet”.

At present, China has a good development foundation in the field of blockchain, and will fully integrate into the economic society in the future. But it is obvious that the value of the blockchain is not "fried".

As General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out, it is necessary to seize the opportunity of blockchain technology integration, function expansion and industry segmentation, and play a role in the blockchain to promote data sharing, optimize business processes, reduce operating costs, enhance synergy efficiency, and build a credible system. The role of other aspects. Only in this way can the huge potential value of the blockchain be fully released.

The application of blockchain will transform our lives

Distributed data storage, peer-to-peer transmission, consensus mechanisms, encryption algorithms… In the description of blockchains, often accompanied by a string of "high-tech" vocabulary that is daunting, what is confusing, what can the blockchain do?

The answer is simple, two words: trust.

Blockchain technology allows everyone to establish their own integrity nodes in the blockchain network. Once someone commits evil, they will be subject to double punishment from smart contracts and laws. Over time, guidance on benefits and value, and technical and institutional constraints Under the circumstance, people will regard maintenance credit as a habit and eventually reshape the value integrity system of the whole society.

Blockchain technology allows everyone in the network to naturally trust each other, giving data real value, and making the Internet an unprecedented advantage –

In the field of people's livelihood, uploading personal information to the blockchain will be protected by encryption, and the fraudulent use of information can be identified. Personal information security is no longer a worrying issue, making sharing more feasible: Education, employment, pension, precision poverty alleviation, medical health, commodity anti-counterfeiting, food safety, public welfare, social assistance, etc., can therefore bring people smarter, more convenient, and better quality services.

In the economic industry, companies can upload all kinds of information to the blockchain, which can make the whole industry chain more transparent: enterprises can accurately grasp market demand, adjust supply, and deepen supply-side reform; financial institutions can save on credit information. A large number of costs, financial services such as loans and insurance are safely provided to enterprises and individuals to solve the problem of financing difficulties for SMEs; the trade sector can omit a large amount of paper work, monitor logistics links, and prevent the occurrence of intermediate fraud.

In the field of government affairs, the information barriers between the various departments and departments will be completely opened up. It is no longer an isolated island of information. Government data is maintained and utilized across departments and regions to promote business coordination. This not only makes government affairs more open. It will also turn the slogan of letting the masses “run at most once” into a routine that everyone is used to.

Adapting to the new trust system in the era of digital economy, it is not just life, but our society. The wide application of the blockchain will form a new social governance structure in the future, effectively empowering the national governance system and the modernization of governance capabilities.

Blockchain management, facing the future of the country

In the development of the Internet over the past 20 years, we have seen time and time again that the application of a new technology to a large-scale application will inevitably lead to legal gaps and management problems.

But it is difficult to control, it does not mean that this technology can be abandoned. Looking around us, a former “new technology” has become an inseparable part of our lives, and no one can afford it without the cost of development.

Today, with the international storm, the new generation of Internet technology has been deeply linked to the interests of the country. Competition is everywhere. Whoever seizes the commanding heights has an advantage in trade, diplomacy, military, etc., and a slower development may be lagging behind in the future. Information technology has become a strategic direction for a country to gain competitive advantage.

Under the background of the international competition pattern, looking at the application prospects of the blockchain in our people's livelihood, economic and social governance, we can see its value more: it is related to the happiness of everyone and to the steady development of the economy. It is more about the future of our country. Managing the blockchain is a must for us to answer the good proposition of the times. We must respect the law of technological development, focus on the world, focus on future competition, and combine risk prevention with development.

As General Secretary Xi Jinping emphasized: the development and application of new technologies must be steadily and steadily promoted under the premise of being safe, controllable and manageable. We must strengthen the guidance and regulation of blockchain technology, strengthen the research and analysis of blockchain security risks; explore the establishment of a security system that adapts to the blockchain technology mechanism, and guide and promote blockchain developers and platform operations. Those who strengthen industry self-discipline and implement safety responsibilities should implement the rule-based governance network into blockchain management and promote the safe and orderly development of blockchains.

In this management system, involving the government, enterprises, academic circles, the media, and even the community, we work together and work together. Only in this way can the blockchain become an important breakthrough for China's core technology independent innovation and truly play its new technology. An important role in innovation and industrial change, and contribute to the modernization of the national governance system and governance capacity.

If the Internet technology is developed, used well, and managed well, it can truly "use the power of all things to profit from it", let China master the initiative of development, and continue to advance toward the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation!