Battling counterfeiters with the blockchain
For any manufacturer, the supply chain is a crucial operation. Manufacturers need to know where their supplies are coming from and how they fit into the various stages of the manufacturing process. Increasingly, outside entities are also interested in the origins of a company’s supplies or where and when an item was manufactured — from consumers interested in buying goods that are environmentally friendly or non-exploitive to government entities enforcing standards.
(Written on behalf of Adrian Clarke, founder of Evident Proof, which uses blockchain technology to bring "trusted, distributed consensus" to supply chain management.)