The blockchain industry's air outlet is reappearing: dozens of institutions quietly lay out the Shanghai Lingang Free Trade Zone, and the four provinces are intensively issuing policies to grab the "track"

Author: Hu Jinhua

Source: China Times

The global outbreak of the new crown epidemic will cast a huge shadow on the world economy in 2020. Although China took the lead to emerge from the epidemic haze, it still cannot avoid the impact of macroeconomics under economic integration. How to boost the economy has become a top priority from the country to the local area. With the development of the "new infrastructure", 5G technology applications, new energy vehicles and other fields launched by the country, the blockchain industry has naturally become a hot spot for local governments. .

On March 27, the Lingang Blockchain Technology Industry Research Institute, which was jointly established by members of Lingang Xinyefang, Lingang Innovation Management College and Binance China's core team, was officially established in Shanghai. The China Times reporter learned that The institute is to promote the research of China's blockchain core technology, industry application development, and industrial ecology, and focus on China's blockchain talent training and knowledge promotion. This is also the second blockchain industry research institute settled in the free trade zone after Huobi China established a blockchain industry alliance in Hainan.

Coincidentally, unlike Shanghai ’s quiet promotion of the layout of the blockchain industry, from March 23 to 29, Hunan, Shandong, Fujian, and Jiangxi issued high-profile and intensive support policies for the local blockchain industry. Key projects for the development of big data and the blockchain industry in Hunan Province in 2020 were released; Shandong released a policy to improve the supporting capabilities of blockchain and other application scenarios, and make every effort to create a "Chinese calculation valley" policy; Fujian introduced twelve measures to encourage enterprises and universities Focus on the development and application of blockchain and other technologies; Jiangxi Province announced policies for investment in key industries in 2020, focusing on the deployment of blockchain and other information technology policies.

"Blockchain is the core technology of the next-generation digital economy. It has a wide range of application prospects in enabling the real economy industry. Blockchain's capabilities in cross-border integration, industry governance, distributed collaboration, crisis response, etc. Any other technology can be compared. This epidemic has also made more and more countries and regions around the world see the potential of the blockchain. After the epidemic, China will certainly usher in the large-scale development and comprehensive competition of global blockchain technology and industry. "In this regard, Hai Yu, head of Binance's China blockchain technology business, pointed out in an exclusive interview with a reporter from China Times.

Dozens of institutions set up Shanghai Free Trade Zone

It is worth noting that Binance China is not the first blockchain institution to enter the new area of ​​the Lingang Free Trade Zone. Since the official establishment of the new area of ​​the Lingang Free Trade Zone in August 2019, there have been dozens of blockchains. Institution registration.

On March 28, the Honorary President of Lingang Blockchain Technology Industry Research Institute and new economist Don Tapscott also said in an interview that blockchain represents the second era of the Internet-value Internet helps the industry to build more Innovative and productive organizations. The Lingang Blockchain Technology Industry Research Institute is committed to using blockchain as an important breakthrough in core technology independent innovation, providing consulting, training, technology, and talent services to the industry to promote the healthy and orderly development of the blockchain industry.

"By combining the industrial ecology of Shanghai and the Yangtze River Delta region, we will create a blockchain industry ecosystem and focus on industrial research education and professional function training. Cutting-edge research talents are settled, offline group companies' skills training, etc. "Hai Yu pointed out.

According to the data, Lingang Xinyefang has already begun to take shape in platforms such as cruise, artificial intelligence, 5G applications, Internet of Things, cultural and creative, satellite navigation, and blockchain. The establishment of the Blockchain Technology Industry Research Institute will also strengthen the construction of the blockchain talent team, accelerate the in-depth integration of blockchain with cutting-edge information technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, and the Internet of Things, and promote industrial integration and innovation and fusion applications. Provide enterprises with comprehensive and in-depth blockchain technology consulting and development services, accelerate the implementation of various blockchain application scenarios, empower the real economy, drive employment and promote economic development.

In fact, our reporter also learned that since October 2019, the state has emphasized the use of blockchain as an important breakthrough in independent innovation of core technologies. After accelerating the development of blockchain technology and industrial innovation, provinces and cities across the country are seizing blocks. The chain industry outlet, whether it was Hainan, Zhejiang, Guizhou, Guangxi, Hebei, etc., or today's Hunan, Jiangxi, Fujian, and Shandong provinces, is creating a blockchain highland for the digital economy. However, Shanghai has not yet issued a formal policy at the municipal government level. Previously, only Yangpu District issued a policy on the blockchain industry. Compared with other provinces and cities, Shanghai's attitude towards the blockchain industry seems cautious.

"Shanghai, as the most open city in the country, has a consistent attitude towards technological innovation, not just for the blockchain. As long as it is an emerging technology industry, Shanghai has a welcome attitude. It does not mean that it needs special policy support. Attracting institutions. Shanghai itself is a gathering place for highly sophisticated talents, and many blockchain institutions are willing to gather headquarters in Shanghai, but more importantly, the application of blockchain technology in various places is still focused on empowering the physical industry. It is not a convenient door for virtual digital currencies. "On March 30, Wang Heng, a senior analyst in the domestic blockchain industry, pointed out this.

Grab air outlets around

In the eyes of industry insiders, the development of the blockchain industry is naturally inseparable from the support of policies, but the policies currently issued in various regions are similar, which also makes the industry face regional competition in the future.

On March 23, the Executive Meeting of the Shandong Provincial Government reviewed and approved the Digital Shandong 2020 Action Plan. The tasks proposed included the preparation of a special plan for the blockchain, and strengthening the construction of key laboratories and technological innovation centers in the field of artificial intelligence and chips. On the afternoon of the same day, the Information Office of the People's Government of Shandong Province held a press conference to interpret the “Guidelines on Digital Infrastructure Construction in Shandong Province”. It is necessary to accelerate the high-level construction of data centers, promote the coordinated development of cloud computing, edge computing, and high-performance computing, and promote data centers. Spatial agglomeration, scale development, balance of storage and accounting, energy conservation and consumption reduction, and enhancement of supporting capabilities for application scenarios such as artificial intelligence and blockchain, and make every effort to create a "Chinese calculation valley".

On the same day, Fujian Province issued twelve measures to strengthen scientific and technological support services to prevent and control epidemics and economic and social development, and promote the development of new technologies, new models and new business enterprises. The content includes: Encouraging enterprises and colleges and universities to focus on the development and application of key common technologies in new industries such as big data, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, 5G commercialization, and blockchain.

On March 27, the Hunan Provincial Department of Industry and Information Technology announced the announcement of the “2020 Hunan Province's Big Data and Blockchain Industry Development Key Projects” notice, which was declared by all relevant units and reviewed by experts to determine “Big Data and Blockchain 86 projects including “Typical Demonstration Applications in Construction Machinery Manufacturing” are key projects for the development of big data and blockchain industry in Hunan Province in 2020, of which 16 are in the direction of blockchain.

On March 29, the Jiangxi Provincial Development and Reform Commission released the “2020 Jiangxi Provincial Key Industry Investment Project”. The project shows that it has launched 395 projects in strategic emerging industries with a total investment of 588.9 billion yuan. Among them, electronic information, mobile Internet of things, virtual reality, blockchain, 5G, big data, and cloud computing are the focus of industrial layout, and the number of investment projects has reached 141.

"With the continuous optimization of the policies, technologies and application environment for the development of global blockchain, the development and application of emerging information technologies are accelerating, and countries are taking unprecedented steps to seize the technological advantages of the future frontier fields. International competition will become more complicated and fierce. China already has a good foundation for the development of the blockchain industry, and has a wide range of scenarios for the application of blockchain technology. Speeding up the construction of value Internet infrastructure such as public chains, and actively building a blockchain industry ecology with Chinese characteristics It is imperative. "In this regard, Han Yongfei, founder of Andachain, pointed out in an interview.

For the development of Shanghai's blockchain industry, Haiyu emphasized in the interview that Shanghai is the core of the Yangtze River Delta, the world's largest modern city cluster, and China's largest financial, manufacturing, trading, supply chain and technological innovation. One of the centers. Blockchain is the core technology of the next-generation digital economy. Therefore, the Yangtze River Delta will become one of the world's largest and fastest-running labs for blockchain application innovation.

"One of the biggest advantages of blockchain is the integration of data and processes across departments and individuals. This is particularly prominent in the fields of finance, the Internet of Things, and supply chains. Different enterprises and institutions can establish alliance chains through The alliance chain for transactions and collaboration is itself the main application value of the blockchain. Recently, the internationally enthusiastic enterprise-level blockchain is to use the blockchain as a bus for business integration between entities. Binance will support the Yangtze River Delta government , Development parks and enterprises' research and practice in all of the above areas have helped the Yangtze River Delta industrial ecology to lead the world in the application of blockchain. "Haiyu said.

Is it time for the “backflow” of the currency circle's transformation?

It is worth noting that the blockchain has become a vent, where local governments have set up platforms, including large financial institutions, fintech giants, and private blockchain startups to participate in the "singing", and now, even registered in The founding platforms of the original overseas currency circles including Huobi, Binance, and Eurotech also participated.

On March 29, our reporter also combed and found that the first blockchain organization headed by Huobi started from building a digital currency trading platform. At this stage, Huobi established a block in Hainan. Chain Technology Industry Alliance; Binance has established a Blockchain Technology Industry Research Institute and a physical institution in Shanghai Lingang, and Eurotech Group has also changed its name and will be headquartered in Beijing, and established a Blockchain Technology Lab in Hangzhou .

Regarding the goal of entering the domestic market, Haiyu also admitted in the interview that now the outside world is very anxious to see that blockchain is widely used at once, but there are still many factors restricting the large-scale application of blockchain. Technology There are still many problems waiting to be solved. There is still a big gap between the infrastructure and the needs of large-scale applications. It is more important to understand that the blockchain and the industry's cross-border talent are too scarce. Focus on talent education.

"As an international company with a wide global presence, we value future development, because we believe that this core technology now needs a government policy to support it, which will allow companies to more practically land. Binance is in Lingang Registered entities must be legal and compliant, comply with the requirements of port and national policies, and carry out all businesses recognized under the policy system in China. "Haiyu said.

On the afternoon of March 30th, at the 61st epidemic prevention and control work conference held by the Shanghai Municipal Government, Sun Hui, deputy director of the People's Bank of China Shanghai headquarters, said that the next step will be to continue to do a good job in financial support for epidemic prevention and control and resumption of work. At the same time of the resumption of production, we will further accelerate the implementation of the "30 Opinions", and strive to advance the financial trials in the Lingang New Area, accelerate the opening up of Shanghai's financial industry at a higher level, and financially support the integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta. Get results early.