Blockchain

The word blockchain seems to be on everybody’s minds these days. And rightfully so, it is perhaps one of the biggest information technology breakthroughs since the internet. A blockchain provides companies new ways to transact in an immutable, transparent and auditable way.

Supply chains and blockchain

Blockchain can potentially assist with traceability and transparency in supply chains, which is what ChainPoint has been doing for the last 10 years, namely providing collaborating partners in the supply chain with transparency of information which leads to trust, more efficiency and lower costs.

A hybrid solution

ChainPoint has it’s own approach to blockchain. With our hybrid solution it is possible integrate any part of the supply chain data with all chain partners; in this way the ledger can share data and information based on pre-competitive agreements.

What is a blockchain?

The definition of a blockchain might be complicated in technical terms. However, the simplest definition of a blockchain is a distributed ledger of transactions across a network. Blockchain is not the same as bitcoin, which is a digital currency that uses blockchain technology. 

Download our solution paper

Can a blockchain help us in monitoring and securing supply chains? In this solution paper we discuss this topic in great detail. Click here to download the solution paper now!

Our customer's experience

Our customer Tony’s Chocolonely experimented with blockchain in a pilot in October 2017. In this great article they describe their mission, their need for tracebility and their findings.

RSS Read our blogs on blockchain

  • Where blockchain and slave free chocolate come together August 13, 2018
    Our customer Tony's Chocolonely is known for their mission to make 100% slave free chocolate a reality. They recently implemented a pilot with blockchain technology for traceability in their cocoa supply chain. In this guest blog, you can read about their experiences and conclusions. A must read!
  • How to start with blockchain technology July 5, 2018
    Blockchain is perhaps one of the biggest information technology breakthroughs since the internet. Whilst the internet was a huge step in sharing and searching for information, blockchain provides a new way to transact in an immutable, transparent and auditable way. Therefore, blockchain can potentially assist with traceability and transparency in supply chains. For organizations who […]
  • ChainPoint on technology panel at OECD Forum April 10, 2018
    This year, ChainPoint will attend the 2018 Forum on responsible mineral supply chains that will take place from 17 till 20 April in Paris. ChainPoint's CEO Johan Zandbergen will be on the panel to discuss the use of technology on Wednesday April 18 at 14:15 in room CC1. 
  • Three benefits of using blockchain in your supply chain (and three downsides). December 20, 2017
    You can hardly turn on the radio or read a newspaper these days without something being said about blockchain. It almost seems that everybody is talking about blockchain technology or bitcoin in one form or another. At ChainPoint we have our own interest in blockchain as well, since it has been stated that blockchain can […]

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