OriginTrail – Winner of Walmart 2017 Food Safety Innovation Award Announces Presale

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OriginTrail a decentralized supply chain protocol is the winner of Walmart’s Food Safety Collaboration Center’s for the year 2017 – with its pilot project for Yimishiji, one of China’s largest online food stores.

The project builds on an existing use case which is enhancing traceability in European food supply chains since 2014. The new Blockchain solution enables even more credibility in the data provided.

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Global supply chain data is increasingly fragmented and mostly works just on the “one step up, one step down” principle. On the other hand, current decentralized solutions are of limited use for supply chain use cases due to poor scalability and cost inefficiency. OriginTrail developed a unique protocol enabling IT providers in the supply chain industry quick implementation of Blockchain-supported data sharing in multi-organizational environments. It helps build transparency and integrity of data by performing consensus checks and safely storing fingerprints of data on immutable Blockchain ledgers.

“We are proud that our innovative, Blockchain-based traceability solution was recognized by Walmart, where they share our vision for transparent supply chains as a precondition for food safety. OriginTrail helps to ensure a safe choice for consumers and at the same time, protects brands” said Tomaz Levak, co-founder and CEO of OriginTrail.

The Slovenian-Serbian team recently opened an office in Shanghai to focus on implementation of Blockchain use cases in one of the world’s largest markets.

“Besides Yimishiji which is now in the Walmart’s Innovation Pipeline, we are currently implementing three other use cases in China, all focused on food supply chains, that will help producers verify the provenance, authenticity, and journey of their quality products” explained Ziga Drev, co-founder and COO who is managing operations in Shanghai, China.

“We recognized the opportunity in the Chinese market, where tech-savvy urban consumers are more concerned where their food comes from due to some recent food safety scandals.”

The initial version of OriginTrail is currently in use in the food industry, with the upcoming open source version being applicable to any product supply chain. This standard protocol will help improve efficiency and increase trust in supply chains on a global scale.

OriginTrail’s Blockchain solution was used in three pilot project with European food producers since 2016. There are already more than 1,200 farms included and tracked with the system. The project’s roadmap envisions an open call for more use cases in 2018 and the launch of the OriginTrail Decentralized Network – a peer-to-peer network that will enable further development of decentralized apps for inventory management, supply chain optimization, compliance, certifications, and much more. The protocol is supporting GS1 global standards for data exchange and can include Internet-of-Things data.

The team is planning a Token Generating Event next month, which will kickstart the next stage of the development. Token pre-sale will start on December 1st. Whitelisting for the access to pre-sale will be exclusively offered to the community, so follow the project’s website and other channels for more information coming soon.

The White Paper is available on the website: https://origintrail.io/token-sale/

 

About Richard Kastelein

Founder and publisher of industry publication Blockchain News (EST
2015), a partner at ICO services collective Token.Agency
($750m+ and 90+ ICOs and STOs), director of education company
Blockchain Partners
(Oracle Partner) and ICO event organiser
at leading industry event CryptoFinancing (Europe's first ICO event now
branded Tokenomicon)
– Vancouver native Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher,
innovation executive and entrepreneur. He sits on the advisory boards
of some two dozen Blockchain startups and has written over 1500
articles on Blockchain technology and startups at Blockchain News and
has also published pioneering articles on ICOs in Harvard Business Review and Venturebeat.  Irish Tech News put him in the top
10 Token Architects in Europe.

Kastelein has an Ad Honorem - Honorary Ph.D. and is Chair Professor of
Blockchain
at China's first Blockchain University in Nanchang
at the Jiangxi Ahead Institute of Software and Technology. In 2018 he
was invited to and attended University of Oxford's Saïd Business School
for Business Automation 4.0 programme. Chevalier (Knight) - Ordre des
Arts et des Technologies at Crypto Chain University and an Advisory
Board Member of International Decentralized Association Of
Cryptocurrency And Blockchain (IDABC) as well as Advisory Board Member
at U.S. Blockchain Association. Over a half a decade experience judging
and rewarding some 1000+ innovation projects as an EU expert for the
European Commission's SME Instrument programme as a startup assessor
and as a startup judge for the UK government's Innovate UK division.

Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain
technology in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels,
Bucharest, Dubai, Eindhoven, Gdansk, Groningen, the Hague, Helsinki,
London (5x), Manchester, Minsk, Nairobi, Nanchang, San Mateo, San
Francisco, Santa Clara (2x), Shanghai, Singapore (3x), Tel
Aviv,  Utrecht, Venice,  Visakhapatnam, Zwolle and
Zurich.  His network is global and extensive.

He is a Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Métis) whose writing career has
ranged from the Canadian Native Press (Arctic) to the Caribbean
& Europe. He's written occasionally for Harvard Business
Review, Wired, Venturebeat, The Guardian and Virgin.com, and his work
and ideas have been translated into Dutch, Greek, Polish, German and
French. A journalist by trade, an entrepreneur and adventurer at heart,
Kastelein's professional career has ranged from political publishing to
TV technology, boatbuilding to judging startups, skippering yachts to
marketing and more as he's travelled for nearly 30 years as a Canadian
expatriate living around the world. In his 20s, he sailed around the
world on small yachts and wrote a series of travel articles called,
"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Seas' travelling by hitching rides on
yachts (1989) in major travel and yachting publications. He currently
lives in Groningen, Netherlands where he's raising three teenage
daughters with his wife and sailing partner, Wieke Beenen.

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