Beijing’s Municipal Government Registers Offices On “Menu Blockchain” System

Blockchain, News | January 15, 2020 By:

Beijing Tong, a mobile app developed by Beijing’s municipal government, has reportedly registered over 1,000 business offices on its “menu blockchain” system.

Beijing Tong has been developed to promote “smart governance,” while streamlining public service provision to Beijing’s residents. The “menu blockchain” system records data collected from different government units and ensures that it is immutable. The app enables residents to securely store and manage government IDs, post inquires, send payments, and schedule meetings and appointments with government officials.

“Beijing Tong has linked with Baidu, Wechat, Alipay, and other applications and established citizen-centered website, application, and mini-program to combine Internet services with public services,” said Feng Pan, Deputy Director of Beijing’s Bureau of Economic and Information. “Up to now, except for four classified departments, Beijing’s over 1000 offices under 60 departments have been brought on-chain.”

According to Feng, the “Beijing Tong” had surpassed 5 million downloads and 80,000 daily usages. He also mentioned that they plan to release the 3.0 version in 2021 to cover at least 50% of government services.