People's Daily: Encouraging the development of blockchain is not tantamount to a rush

Source: People ’s Daily ’s original title “Answering“ Application Questions ”for Blockchain Development (reviewer observation)

Author: He Dingding

To develop and utilize blockchain technology, we must adhere to honest innovation and return to the original application of technology

For enterprises and platforms, standing in such a new air outlet, optimistic outlook is easy, the difficult part is to keep the border and maintain both innovation and respect for the law

Answering this question well requires both innovative thinking and prudent attitude and pragmatic action.

In recent times, many people have been concerned about blockchain, eagerly discussed it, and learned about it. However, according to media reports, there are also some people who are enthusiastic about heat, manufacturing concepts, hype concepts, and even use the name of "blockchain" to conduct illegal fund-raising hype. How to improve the technology, find application scenarios, and solve problems such as project implementation, and promote the development of blockchain technology and industrial specifications has become a realistic topic worthy of discussion.

Not long ago, a relevant person in charge of the People's Bank of China stated that in order to regulate and guide the application of new technologies, 17 financial industry standards such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, big data, and cloud computing have been established and are being studied and formulated. Among them, the news about the blockchain has attracted much attention. This is for those who are trying to get rid of the "blockchain" fever and intend to go too far. It is a timely reminder: to develop and use blockchain technology, we must adhere to honest innovation and return to the original application of technology.

The integrated application of blockchain technology plays an important role in new technological innovation and industrial transformation. In hosting the eighteenth collective study of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, General Secretary Xi Jinping emphasized, "We must take blockchain as an important breakthrough in independent innovation of core technologies, clarify the main attack direction, increase investment, and focus on overcoming a number of key core technologies , Accelerate the development of blockchain technology and industrial innovation. "Looking ahead, when blockchain and advanced information technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, and the Internet of Things are deeply integrated, technological integration can find new fulcrum; when blockchain and entities With the deep integration of the economy, the long-term information asymmetry problem faced by the traditional financial industry will be better solved; when the blockchain is combined with the construction of new smart cities, people have new expectations for urban management and people's livelihood improvement.

From the actual situation, China has a good foundation in the field of blockchain; the country's emphasis on blockchain has brought greater opportunities for the development and application of blockchain technology. Of course, because of the newness of the blockchain, some new situations and new problems are unavoidable. For enterprises and platforms, standing in such a new air, optimistic outlook is easy, and the difficult thing is to keep the boundaries and maintain both innovation and law. On the whole, due to the complex scenarios involved, the landing mode is not clear enough, and the application of blockchain in the real economy is still in its infancy. After all, blockchains are not required for many current project scenarios, and the feasibility of combining many scenarios with blockchains needs to be fully verified. Whether it is to expand the concept extension at will or try to "monetize" immediately, it does not conform to the law of scientific and technological development. At the same time, the promotion and application of technology also need to follow market rules. Encouraging the development of the blockchain is not tantamount to rushing up, engaging in vicious competition, and repeating construction. Only by continuously strengthening collaborative research, building a blockchain industry ecology, and promoting integrated innovation and convergence applications can good technology have a good future.

From the perspective of governance, the application of blockchain technology places higher requirements on regulatory capabilities and levels. Today, the combination of finance and technology is becoming closer and closer, which has brought many challenges to governance. The rise and fall of P2P online lending is a typical example. This means that while we embrace blockchain technology, we should also strengthen the guidance and standardization of blockchain technology, focus on the research and analysis of blockchain security risks, closely track developments, and actively explore regulatory methods and governance. law. It is necessary to explore the establishment of a security guarantee system adapted to the blockchain technology mechanism, guide and promote blockchain developers and platform operators to strengthen industry self-discipline and implement security responsibilities. It is necessary to implement the rule of law network into the management of the blockchain and promote the secure and orderly development of the blockchain.

Big data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, 5G, blockchain … The pace of technological development has never stopped. When blockchain technology brings new possibilities to social development and governance, how to promote the innovative development of blockchain technology and industry, and actively promote the development of the integration of blockchain and economy and society, has become a new thinking question. Answering this question well requires both innovative thinking and prudent attitude and pragmatic action.