United States-established retail giant Goal is creating an open source blockchain project for distribution chain tracking.
According to one article, Target conducted a pilot test using blockchain technologies to certify its paper products across the supply chain in 2018. The blockchain employed in the evaluation interval has been reportedly made available source on GitHub lately as”ConsenSource” — at least as far back as two weeks before, judging from the repository’s update history.
According to the GitHub documentation, ConsenSource is built on blockchain platform Hyperledger Sawtooth, one of the Hyperledger jobs hosted by the Linux Foundation.
Before bringing the job to the Linux base with Intel, Cargill reportedly took the initiative in making a”supply chain middleware” to document transactions and other data.
The post’s author Joel Crabb comments on the Organization’s enthusiasm for keeping blockchain jobs for distribution chains available source, stating:”… the largest obstacle to implementing a distributed ledger is getting multiple companies to agree to which information are saved in the blockchain and how the system will be operated and governed. To attain this close interaction among corporate entities, lots of businesses — including Target — see the most potential for enterprise blockchain initiatives as open source.
“As formerly reported by Cointelegraph, Cargill announced its investment at Hyperledger Grid on January 25. The objective of Hyperledger Grid is reportedly to streamline supply chain infrastructure using blockchain technology, addressing a number of issues for food retail like traceability, food safety, and transaction settlement.