Chinese Cities Foshan and Zhongshan Use Blockchain to Track Offenders on Parole

    The blockchain technology meant freedom to a lot of people. However, in some cases, it is also being used to limit the freedom of certain people. Now, at least two Chinese cities have decided to use the blockchain technology in order to track offenders on provisional parole. The city of Foshan and Zhongshan have decided to use the technology to track these people.

    Foshan, which started to do it in May, has indicated that bracelets used by the offenders are linked to their system using the blockchain while the city of Zhongshan, which is set in the same province, Guangong, has affirmed that this new system will transcend boundaries and make everything considerably easier to manage. Both cities seem to be using the same software.

    On a Facebook post, the People’s Daily, a local news media outlet from China, has indicated that the system has only recently started to be used. It has also affirmed that the officials are allowed to know the exact place in which a local offender is. The information is fully used in real time and the police are warned if the criminal stops using the bracelet.

    The post affirms that as the district is very cosmopolitan and many offenders are from other districts, knowing where they are can be a vital way to determine whether the documents that they have to provide are falsified or not. The system is used to help community officers supervise the offenders, too, as it is transparent and effective to gather information about their whereabouts.

    This technology can be even used to monitor and calculate personal credit scores which are used as “a way to encourage their return to ordinary city life as soon as possible”, it was reported at the post. All data will be kept for three years after the release of the inmates.

    Another report, this one untranslated, affirms that the system has a smart neural network component which can be used in data analysis to detect the possibility of criminals re-offending. The trajectory of the clients can be clearly seen, though the system is far from perfect.

    Benefits of this technology include the fact that it will be easier for the parolees to report to human parole officers and they will have a much clearer picture of their activities while using the program.

    There are not a lot of public details available for this technology at the moment, however, so it is hard to talk more about it. The project is still under development and it may be altered and improved in the near future.

    Not Everybody Likes The Idea

    Obviously, not everybody is crazy about using the blockchain technology for governmental control. In fact, a considerable portion of the blockchain and crypto fans and investors are very anti-establishment. Because of this, some online activists and figures have criticized the attitude.

    It would be a very naive instance to expect governments and corporations to let people have their privacy. That much is obvious. Many governments, not only China’s, will start to use technologies like the blockchain to spy on people and take their freedom, that much is sure.

    Will we do something to prevent this from happening? That’s the question.

    Get Free Email Updates!

    *Action* Enter Best Email to Get Trending Crypto News & Bitcoin Market Updates

    I will never give away, trade or sell your email address. You can unsubscribe at any time.

    Bitcoin Exchange Guide News Team
    B.E.G. Editorial Team is a gracious group of giving cryptocurrency advocates and blockchain believers who want to ensure we do our part in spreading digital currency awareness and adoption. We are a team of over forty individuals all working as a collective whole to produce around the clock daily news, reviews and insights regarding all major coin updates, token announcements and new releases. Make sure to read our editorial policies and follow us on Twitter, Join us in Telegram. Stay tuned. #bitcoin

    [Alert] Use the author's self-conducted information at your own risk, do you own research, never invest more than you are willing to lose.

    [Disclosure] The published news and content on BitcoinExchangeGuide should never be used or taken as financial investment advice. Understand trading cryptocurrencies is a very high-risk activity which can result in significant losses. Editorial Policy \\ Investment Disclaimer


    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here


    Live Bitcoin Price & Latest BTC Chart News

    Today's Latest Crypto News

    Swiss Private Banking Giant Julius Baer Adds Digital Asset Trading And Crypto Custody Services

    The major Swiss wealth management and private banking group Julius Baer just launched, in partnership with Seba, its new custodial and trading cryptocurrency services. The...

    Iran's Ministry of Industries, Mining, and Trade Grant More Than 1,000 Crypto Miners Licenses

    Iran is regulating crypto miners after a new licensing regime has been introduced by the country’s government. According to an official representative from the Iranian...

    CME Gaps for Bitcoin Price Fill over 95% of the Time: Research

    CME Gaps are popular topics that frequently get talked about in the crypto market, which usually has seen Bitcoin dumping. These Gaps occur because unlike...

    The Upcoming Cut in Bitcoin Supply Means Zero for BTC Price Says, Analyst

    Searches for bitcoin halving on Google Trends on an uptrend “Makes no sense” to discuss if the halving is priced in says economist...

    WEF's New Global Consortium To Focus On Cryptocurrency Governance Framework

    The World Economic Forum (WEF) has announced the creation of a global consortium which will come up with a governance framework for all cryptocurrencies...

    BitcoinExchangeGuide is a hyper-active daily crypto news portal with care in cultivating the cryptocurrency culture with community contributors who help rewrite the bold future of blockchain finance. Subscribe on Google News, see the mission, authors, editorial links policy, investment disclaimer, privacy policy. Got News? Contact us, we are human too. Note: nothing here is financial advice, do your own research thoroughly.