Observation | Xiong'an Blockchain's 3rd Anniversary: ​​From the first tree with an "identity card" to the official opening of the blockchain laboratory

On March 31, the day before the third anniversary of the establishment of the Xiong'an New District, the Xiong'an Blockchain Lab was officially unveiled.

According to reports, Xiong'an Blockchain Laboratory is a comprehensive technology innovation service platform, with the goal of creating an open innovation base and exploring new laboratory economic models, focusing on technological innovation, evaluation and certification, standard research, policy consulting, and ecological collaboration We will build corresponding capabilities in three aspects, and adopt three modes of operation: talent inbound, institution inbound, and project inbound to provide quality services to governments, enterprises, and other institutions.

Chen Gang, member of the Standing Committee and Deputy Governor of the Hebei Provincial Party Committee, Secretary of the Party Working Committee and Director of the Management Committee of the Xiong'an New District, pointed out that all departments in the new district should make every effort to provide the most comprehensive and thoughtful service guarantee, open the necessary data and knowledge resources to the laboratory, and explore more Multiple test scenarios, and set up a special research plan to provide corresponding support to the enterprises, institutions and talents stationed in the laboratory, and strive to achieve a deep integration of blockchain thinking and urban construction and development.

The establishment of the laboratory marks that the blockchain innovation practice of the Xiong'an New District has entered the stage of organization and large-scale implementation.

Millennium Plan-Xiong'an New District

On April 1, 2017, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council decided to establish the Xiong'an New District in Hebei to further promote the coordinated development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei and unravel the function of Beijing's non-capital. The Xinhua News Agency issued a document saying that this is another new district of national significance after the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone and the Shanghai Pudong New District. It is a millennium plan and a national event. There is also the saying "Look at Shenzhen in the 1980s, Pudong in the 1990s, and Xiong'an in the 21st century."

In April 2018, the "Hebei Xiong'an New District Planning Outline" was released. In the key section of industrial development, it was mentioned that the focus should be on the development of digital cities, focusing on the development of next-generation communication networks, Internet of Things, big data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, Industrial Internet, network security and other information technology industries, advance the development and experiment of blockchain, terahertz, cognitive computing and other technologies.

Although the development plan took only a year to come out, the application of high and new technology has already appeared at the beginning of the construction of the new area, especially for the application of blockchain technology. From the first building built in Xiong'an, the first tree planted, to the salary of every builder, the depth of the blockchain has been integrated into the construction and development of Xiong'an New District from the beginning.

In November 2017, the first tree was planted in the "Millennium Xiulin" in the Xiong'an New District. Each tree planted has its own "identity card", as long as you scan the QR code, you can learn more about the seedlings. The seedlings are born in spring and summer, and are born, sick and dead, are recorded in the "digital forest" based on the blockchain, open and transparent, and cannot be tampered with.

In the "Millennium Xiulin" project, the Xiong'an Blockchain Fund Management Platform was also used. The project integrated management platform based on blockchain technology can realize the transparent management of financing, fund management and payment of multiple projects. Since the end of 2017, major construction projects such as flood interceptors, spring and autumn afforestation projects, and civil service center projects have all used this system to achieve full chain management from contract establishment, project performance to final payment.

At the beginning of 2018, Xiong'an built a blockchain rental application platform, which was the first domestic application of blockchain technology to the field of rental housing. On the unified government-led blockchain platform, listing information, identity information of landlords and tenants, and information on housing lease contracts can be verified by multiple parties, solving the problems of real people, real rooms, and real residence.

In June 2018, the nation's first "blockchain-supply chain" subcontractor financing business successfully landed in the first-stage project of the interception channel in the Rongcheng Rongdong area of ​​the Xiong'an New District. Provided order financing for the subcontractor of the project, with a credit amount of 4 million yuan. This is the first order financing business successfully implemented by the financial system of the Xiong'an New District for small and medium-sized enterprises using blockchain technology.

In May 2019, the Xiong'an New District Management Committee officially launched the operation of the Xiong'an demolition and resettlement fund management blockchain platform, using blockchain technology to realize the entire process chain management of the original files of demolition and demolition and the penetration of funds.

In August 2019, the first "financial leasing + Xiong'an Blockchain + Supply Chain" business of CCCC Xiong'an Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. successfully landed in the Xiong'an New District. The financial leasing business of corporate inclusive finance can realize the whole process of paperless lending on the chain.

It is understood that in addition to the above cases, there are applications such as personal points system, clean energy on-chain, blockchain-based smart garbage collection sample machine, blockchain-based project tendering, etc. The role of blockchain in the construction of Xiong'an More and more common.

Government advances blockchain

The rapid development of the Xiong'an blockchain is inseparable from the strong support of the government.

In October 2017, Ant Financial and his party went to Xiong'an New District to report on the blockchain construction plan. Chen Gang, Secretary of the Party Working Committee and Director of the Management Committee of Xiong'an New District, gave suggestions for improvement after listening to the report, and hoped that both parties would sign the district Blockchain cooperation agreement to jointly promote the innovative application of blockchain.

In March 2018, the Hebei Provincial Government Information Office pointed out that Xiong'an New District actively cultivates and develops future industries such as blockchain, future network, and graphene, and builds a world-class high-end high-tech industrial cluster. By 2020, the industrial layout framework of the district will be basically formed.

In May 2018, Xu Qin, Governor of Hebei Province, said at the event that "Xiongan will use new technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence to plan and build a Xiong'an smart city brain."

In October 2019, after the Central Committee clearly proposed that blockchain technology should be used as an important breakthrough for independent innovation, and vigorously develop blockchain technology to promote industrial development, in November, Xiong'an New District held a blockchain innovation development seminar.

At the seminar, Chen Gang, member of the Standing Committee and Deputy Governor of Hebei Provincial Party Committee, Secretary of the Party Working Committee and Director of the Management Committee of the Xiong'an New District, pointed out that blockchain is a new soil for the growth of cities in the Xiong'an New District, and we must strive to become a theoretical pioneer , Technology innovators, industry leaders and scene managers, centering on the original mission of building a non-capital function-relieving central bearing place in Beijing, strengthen top-level design and government guidance, form a benign circular ecology, and integrate "blockchain thinking" into urban genes , To contribute to the healthy development of the national blockchain. To advance the research and development and industry of blockchain technology, we must first try and make breakthroughs to help the new district build a world-leading smart city.

He also emphasized that it is necessary to effectively grasp the general trend of iterative upgrade of blockchain technology and industry, and promote the deep integration of blockchain and economic and social development; comprehensively strengthen the development thinking of blockchain development, not only to maintain the safety bottom line of technological innovation and application, but also It is necessary to allow exploration, trial and error, and create good conditions for the development of new things, so as to improve the modernization level of the government's governance system and governance capabilities, and provide the people with more intelligent, convenient, and high-quality public services.

In December 2019, the "Digital Financial Technology Laboratory" jointly established by China Xiong'an Digital City Corporation and China Everbright Bank was established in Xiong'an. The laboratory will build a high ground for blockchain commercial application research, technological innovation and talent training, focusing on blockchain payment, blockchain custody, blockchain financing and other businesses.

On March 31, 2020, Xiong'an Blockchain Lab was officially unveiled, pushing the development of blockchain to a new height.

In the three years of Xiong'an construction, the blockchain is hidden behind it, which has made great contributions to the development of smart cities. In the future, it will continue to exert efforts in many aspects of city construction. It is understood that at present, Xiong'an has gathered a large number of blockchain technology elites, and BOC Technology, Central Bank, Tus, Ant Financial, Tencent, Baidu and other financial technology high-tech enterprises have a core team. Whether Xiong'an will become the capital of the blockchain and a sample of the development of the blockchain will remain to be seen.