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Retail and tech giants track China’s pork on blockchain

by Futures Centre, Nov 29
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Technology giant IBM, retailer Walmart and Beijing’s Tsinghua University have joined forces to track the journey of China’s pork from farm to store. Data regarding its progress from farm to abattoir to processor to shipping will be recorded, answering the problem of paper records frequently subject to fraud.

The technology is being developed by the Hyperledger project, a collaboration funded by the Linux Foundation to advance cross-industry blockchain applications. 

The pilot project was announced at the opening of the new Walmart Food Safety Collaboration Centre in Beijing on 19 October. 

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