Study shows Blockchain can reduce fraud in another industry

Blockchain aims to reduce food fraud, including mislabelled, diluted or substituted foodstuffs

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Study shows Blockchain can reduce fraud in another industry. Source: shutterstock.com

Juniper Research says that blockchain will enable $31 billion in food fraud savings globally by 2024. It means that immutable tracking of food across the supply chain will facilitate substantial savings in food fraud by 2021.

The new research reveals that blockchain and IoT sensors & trackers will reduce retailers’ costs by streamlining supply chains. The study found that leading players in the food provenance space are leveraging their robust blockchain and IoT solutions, including IBM’s Food Trust and Watson platforms, SAP’s Track and Trace and Leonardo platforms, as well as Oracle’s Track and Trace.

Today, transparency and efficiency in the food supply chain are limited by opaque data forcing each company to rely on intermediaries and paper-based records. Blockchain and the IoT provide an immutable, shared platform for all actors in the supply chain to track and trace assets; saving time, resources and reducing fraud                                                                
Dr. Morgane Kimmich, the research author

According to the study, blockchain and IoT can revolutionize the food industry. IoT can link the physical and digital worlds primarily via location tracking sensors, temperature, and humidity monitoring. At the same time, blockchain provides an immutable platform where this data can be stored and accessed by every player in the process.

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