VeChain published a tweet with a PDF attached claiming that they have been mandated to be the blockchain technology partner of the government of Gui’an to create a blockchain-integrated smart city. The Gui’an New Area is a unique economic-development zone directly controlled by China's central government and is granted preferential policies, funding, and privileges. The government wants to develop Gui'an into the "national data center of the west". The area will heavily focus on high-tech industries such as big data and cloud computing, and will house data centers from major industry leaders.
VeChain's PDF claims that VeChain will help the Gui'an government provide a blockchain-based information system to collect and analyze administrative data and reform business registration. VeChain will also help the government prototype technology for a blockchain-integrated "smart town". Finally, VeChain will assist in building the "first-ever blockchain powered fine wine/liquor exchange in the world, located in the Free Trade Zone of Gui'an New Area."