China expects to have its national blockchain standardization committee in place before the end of this year, according to an official from the country's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
In a keynote speech at the 2018 Guiyang Big Data Expo on Saturday, Li Ying, head of the IT ministry's Information and Software Department, said the committee's structure will be based on that of TC 307, a counterpart blockchain commission under the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
The official's remarks come soon after China's IT ministry revealed its agenda to standardize blockchain application development – the goal being, as Li explained it, to "expedite blockchain deployment in areas that most urgently need the nascent tech."
As previously reported by CoinDesk, while the country is a participating member of the ISO's TC 307 commission, which focuses on standard frameworks for blockchain use in authentication and smart contracts, the ministry said in March 2018 that it is looking to build the country's own initiative around standardization.
Li Ying image via event organizer
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