Blockchain technology is creating value by revolutionising the way assets and digital records are managed and transferred. A once-in-a-generation upgrade of core market infrastructure is creating opportunities across diverse sectors, beyond crypto-assets and financial services.
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What is blockchain?
A ‘blockchain’ is simply a ledger, or a complete record. The technology allows electronic recordkeeping of the transfer of currency, information, or assets, between multiple participants. This collection of records represents an unalterable, single version of truth, removing the need for a central authority for reconciliation.
Blockchain for the supply chain
Problem: In 2018, there was e-coli found in lettuce in a certain part of the US. Walmart’s suppliers span the country, and without a way to trace the origins of produce, they could be forced to pull all lettuce from the shelves. Solution: Walmart’s lettuce and spinach suppliers are now required to record the movement of produce onto a blockchain database. The log from farm to store provides secure, permanent and unalterable traceability of goods to manage contamination risk.
Blockchain in Health Care
Problem: Within health care, patients often have little control when it comes to the confidentiality of their information. Solution: Health care organisations across the globe are using blockchain technology as an encrypted digital inventory to store, manage and update client information, without ever compromising security.
Invesco Elwood Global Blockchain UCITS ETF
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