Blockchain Promotes Electronic Judicial Evidence Landing, Turning the Data into Evidence

4 min readOct 10, 2018


“The Story of Qiu Ju “, a renowned Chinese film, which the protagonist, Qiu Ju, has gone through twists and turns to demand a reasonable explanation for her husband. During this process, Qiu Ju paid a huge price. She is six months pregnant, leaving alone injured husband and throwing farm works to her elderly mother-in-law, walking on the dusty road with her little sister-in-law under the scorching sun. In order to raise money, she sells the only valuable chili peppers at a low price due to without financial support.

A great deal of manpower, material resources and financial resources are expended just to “beg for an explanation”, and the cost is virtually high.

However, the situation has changed dramatically now. Recently, the Hangzhou court open verdict on the internet with the works information network transmission right infringement dispute case. The first time in the country recognized by the blockchain technology. Some people say, the status quo of being unable to afford lawsuit is finally about to be reversed.

Landing Internet Court, Embracing Justice New Chapter

It is known that the prosecution can submit contract, rights protection process and other electronic evidence through online entrance. In addition, Notary Office, the Judicial Expertise Center, CA/RA institutions, courts and other chain nodes, all of that provides a one-stop service for the prosecution.

The executive vice president of Hangzhou Internet Court, Wang Jiangqiao introduce the blockchain is composed of three layers:

Firstly, the blockchain program which allows users to record the whole operation process through the program, such as online submitting electronic contracts, rights protection process and service processes detail.

Secondly, the blockchain in its overall links layer mainly offering name authentication, electronic signature, timestamp, data certification.

Thirdly, judicial league layer uses blockchain technology to paste many parts together, for example Notary Office, CA/RA institution, Judicial Expertise Center and court, enabling each unit becomes a link node. Though entire structure, it can surmount the life cycle electronic data problems in field of generation, storage, spread and use, especially the trustworthiness of the whole process of the generation end.

How It Works?

We can set website infringement as an example. If you originally write an article and find that your article has been published on the site without your approving. Over the past, you must undergo complicating processes. But with the help of blockchain, the process will be streamlined.

First, you need to start judicial chain, opening the whole blockchain program recording mode through the verification of authenticity.

Then, you can search infringement site and click, open its work, download then save it. The overall process including obtaining evidence has been fully recorded.

Next step, the system will automatically submit the plaintext records of infringement process. Hangzhou Internet Court system verifies the hash data on the local machine. After comparing the plaintext and hash, the whole process connects every parts of infringement evidence, ensuring the electronic evidence authenticity.

Only if you can submit complete and credible evidence and approving by chain, there is no need to go to court can protect right directly.

In a word, you do not need to spend as much time defending your rights as Qiu Ju does. In addition, blockchain can solve the electronic data transmission difficulties in the process of security and trustworthy, effectively avoid the relevant data lost, incomplete and tampered.

The Supreme People’s Court Promotes “Blockchain Justice” Landing

According to the latest regulation, which came into effect on September 7 this year, it is stipulated that electronic data, electronic signatures, trusted time stamps, hash checks, blockchain and other technical electronic evidence. By above collecting evidence, the internet court should confirm that if its harboring authenticity.

Electronic data using blockchain certificates, although, also have evidentiary validity. However, promising chained data authenticity and integrity, it is still having a long way to go. Even so, blockchain landing in the field of judicial documentation has been witness a great progress.

The most unaffordable cases in the past may be easy to come by.




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