Blockchain for Good? Improving supply chain transparency and human rights management

Upon the launch of bitcoin futures on 10 December 2017, it seems an opportune time to look into the technology that has enabled its ascent and applications in many sectors.

Bitcoin’s birth originates from a 9-page paper by Satoshi Nakamoto-san, titled ‘Bitcoin: A peer-to-peer electronic cash system’. In the paper, the author focuses on the underlying standardised, decentralised ledger or registration process where each transaction is time-stamped at each interaction point by the associated transaction parties. These interaction points are commonly referred to as ‘nodes’.

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