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CLIENT ALERT: A Case For Block Chain Evidence In Kenya

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Blockchains are an example of distributed ledger technology (DLT) which is an authoritative system of record where everyone who subscribes to it gets a permanent record of every transaction. Ideally, Blockchain does away with intermediaries. No alteration can be done on data once locked in a blockchain.

Credibility of evidence given is critical in any tribunal adjudging a claim, hence the quick adoption of blockchain evidence worldwide. China’s Internet Court in Hangzhou City led the way in August 2018 when it ruled that evidence authenticated with blockchain technology can be presented in legal disputes. The case had been filed by a Hangzhou based media company against a technology company for copyright infringement. The plaintiff showed screen-captured images and text that it considered unauthorized usage by the defendant which evidence had been encoded through a blockchain-based evidence deposition platform.

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