Shanghai courts are using Blockchain technology to record hearings as part of a court reform pilot, according to China’s local news on July 8. 

Participants at a recent court reform conference held by the Shanghai high court observed that the Minhang District People’s Court used blockchain technology to record an equity transfer contract dispute. The report added that: 

“The metadata table which records the file name, file size, file generation time and other information of the court record files and written materials is generated instantly [...]The audio-visual conversion record, the metadata table confirmed by the parties' signature and other materials were completely presented in the "electronic file" of the case.”

The Shanghai court record reform pilot reportedly started around March this year. A total of 260 courts have been installed and deployed to support the reform in less than three months. A total of 90 business courts and 493 judges have applied the trial record reform, and 4261 trials have been completed, according to the report.

As Cointelegraph reported previously, several other courts in China have implemented blockchain technology as a way to secure properties with an electronic seal.