Upgrading Our Partnership with OriginTrail

It has been more than a year since we started actively working with OriginTrail, one of our original Blockchain Integration Hub partners. It has been a productive year of collaboration, so I wanted to take the opportunity to highlight some of the work we have been doing together.

Facilitating data sharing amongst actors of apparel supply chain

You may have read our recent news about an innovative AMPLIFY project for apparel brand 1017 ALYX 9SM. Collaborating with our apparel smart labeling partner Avery Dennison, we raised the bar on the promise of transparency and sustainability in the apparel industry. With this project, consumers have instant access to full product provenance simply by scanning an apparel item’s unique digital identity with any smartphone. The 1017 ALYX 9SM solution demonstrates a mix of blockchain use cases for the supply chain, including:

  • It allows brands to guarantee the authenticity of provenance data—using our IOTA Blockchain Integration Hub connector.
  • It also allows supply chain data to be shared in a resilient and decentralized manner—using OriginTrail’s unique incentivized replication system. EVRYTHNG’s Blockchain Integration Hub integrates features of multiple/different decentralized ledger technologies (DLTs). As a result, supply chain data about each individual apparel item can be shared using the GS1 EPCIS format and replicated across the decentralized network for better, more resilient data exchange between actors of the supply chain.

For our more technically inclined readers, this replication feature is now also supported in our official OriginTrail open source connector. Thanks to the success of this pilot application on EVRYTHNG’s managed nodes of OriginTrail test network, both teams are now looking forward to larger deployments of supply chain data sharing on the main OriginTrail Decentralized Network (ODN).

Product Provenance

Joining the Trace Alliance

We are also delighted to announce that we were invited by OriginTrail to join the Trace Alliance. The Trace Alliance is a non-profit association initiated by OriginTrail which connects businesses, the public sector, academics and technology companies in the field of blockchain research and the creation of practical solutions primarily for supply chains. The collaborative effort of the alliance aims to resolve a variety of challenges and come up with solutions for a wide range of use cases through increased supply chain integrity, data governance, transparency and trust.

We are delighted to join this alliance and look forward to collaborations with OriginTrail and the alliance’s numerous members.

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