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Thailand Is Prepping to Move Judicial System Records to a Blockchain

The Office of the Court of Justice is developing its blockchain as part of Thailand's court digitization campaign.

Aug 20, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 9:46 a.m. UTC

Thailand’s largest court system is developing a blockchain storage network that will move judicial information entirely online when it debuts in Thai Courts of Justice in 2021.

  • Already in the midst of a national digitization campaign, the Office of the Court of Justice, which oversees 91% of Thai courts, said Thursday that it is “actively developing” the blockchain network. 
  • Details are scant on the newly revealed blockchain project, and it was unclear at press time if Thailand is building the network with private-sector help. 
  • The announcement called the network “in-house.” Court officers could not immediately be reached for comment.
  • But the system, expected to launch next year, is far enough along that Thai’s judiciary is now getting ready to train officials on how to use it.
  • Although the Office of the Court of Justice claimed Thursday that Thai’s system will be the world’s first judicial blockchain, a handful of Chinese courts have already moved reams of data on-chain.

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