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World’s First Blockchian Robot Launched in China to Break Down Data Silos

The world’s first blockchain robot was officially launched in the Digital China Summit on April 22, helping tackle the coordination issue of “information silo” in the digital era and breaking down trust barriers, according to the state-run Science and Technology Daily.


The blockchain-based robot, jointly developed by the Modeling and Emulation in E-government National Engineering Laboratory of Harbin Engineering University and Value Chain Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. , emerges as a world leading equipment which is developed by Chinese companies with complete independent intellectual property rights.

The Modeling and Emulation in E-government National Engineering Laboratory of Harbin Engineering University is a national-level engineering laboratory which pioneers e-government  development in China. Wang Xiaofang, deputy director of the lab said that decades of  informatization development in China has formed a relatively independent operating system within departments, as well as the problem of “information silo”.  How to maintain data sovereignty and how to solve the coordination problem concerning “information silo”, an information management system that is unable to freely communicate with other information management systems, are realistic demands for the building of digital China.

Against this backdrop, the two institutions jointly launched the world’s first blockchain robot, and developed a leading blockchain data center and a blockchain-based collaborative service cloud. This is a set of Chinese-made and high-end equipment, completely breaking down trust barriers and promoting data sharing among different departments.

In February of this year, the Chihu Industrial Park at Zhangpu County, southeast China’s Fujian Province, leveraged the blockchian robot to create a supervision system which features  traceable sources, a controllable process, risk prevention, accountability and performance appraisal. It effectively solves the problem of regulatory failure, and achieves seamless collaboration among energy service companies, production companies, and the industrial park regulators.

At present, the national engineering laboratory has developed two types of robots, namely “regulatory robots” and “cooperative robots,” which can be used to manage data of production, ecology, energy efficiency, emissions, and warehousing, and can support cross-organizational coordination and value chain collaboration.


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