In the new regulations published just hours ago on the official website of the government regulators, the strict new rules are laid out as follows:
"Follow all provisions of the "Network Security Law of the People's Republic of China", conduct real identity information based on the organization code, identity card number or mobile phone number for the blockchain information service users. If the user does not perform real identity authentication, the blockchain information service provider shall not provide related services."
No ID, no blockchain. You are not permitted to touch the tech until the government knows exactly which computers on the network belongs to you.
"Blockchain information service providers and users shall not use blockchain information services to engage in activities prohibited by laws and administrative regulations that endanger national security, disrupt social order, and infringe on the legitimate rights and interests of others, and may not use blockchain information services. Copy, publish, and disseminate information content prohibited by laws and administrative regulations."
They don't sugar coat the law's purpose one bit - they're implementing this to extend the strict internet censorship already in place, letting citizens know that blockchain technology should never be used as a way to bypass it.
"Service provider must take appropriate measures in a timely manner to prevent the spread of information, keep relevant records, and report to relevant authorities."
If censored information does begin to spread via the blockchain - shut it down, keep the evidence, and call the authorities.
"Service provider shall cooperate with the supervision and inspection carried out by the...