According to CCID website news, On the morning of May 11, 2018, an expert seminar on technology assessment for public chains was held in Beijing. Prof. Chen Zhong of Peking University, Prof. He Rusha of Beijing University of Technology, Professor Sun Yi of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and China’s well-known blockchain expert from Microsoft China CTO Li Jiang were invited to attend the conference.
At the meeting, Mr. Huang Zihe, Vice President of China Center for Information Industry Development (CCID) which is a research institute of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, announced its inaugural monthly Global Public Chain Assessment Index, a ranking of digital currency and blockchain projects that the Chinese government considers to possess technological merit. The goal is to provide a list of projects that researchers can evaluate as they seek to develop their own blockchain applications.
The 28 digital currencies in the inaugural index include: Ark, Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, BitShares, ByteCoin, Cardano, Dash, Decred, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Hcash, IOTA, Komodo, Lisk, Litecoin, Monero, NANO, NEM, NEO, QTUM, Ripple, Siacoin, Steem, Stellar, Stratis, Verge, Waves and Zcash.