The official newspaper of the Chinese army has recommended that the military adopt blockchain and reward soldiers in issued tokens. 

According to a report by the GlobalTimes, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Daily argued that blockchain could be used for storing military personnel data and boosting training and mission performance. The report also claimed that blockchain could allow soldiers to collect tokens to be used for rewards, which experts said would give a more “immediate incentive” to military personnel compared to existing reward systems. 

The PLA story envisioned the use of blockchain as an objective evaluator and real-time data collection service on soldier performance, with token payouts and deductions being used to motivate and incentivize achievements. 

An anonymous source familiar with the PLA told the Global Times that blockchain tokens would be preferred to the current method of promotion, which is based upon years of service and long-term performance. 

The expert said, 

It sounds similar to a KPI system that will give feedback to the troops very frequently.

The report claims the token will not be a substitute form of money, but instead be used in exchange for other rewards. 

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