The ocean-to-table movement is getting a high-tech helping hand.
The seafood traceabilty project is designed to increase accuracy of record-keeping from the time a fish is caught to help ensure compliant food storage conditions.
In what is presented as a case study, Internet of Things (IoT) sensors are used to track data on a blockchain, recording data including ownership, position, location, temperature, humidity, motion, shock and tilt.
Data for four transactions from October of last year was also made public as part of the release.
According to Intel:
“The final buyer can access a complete record of information and trust that the information is accurate and complete.”
Overall, the solution is part of a larger push within the open-source Hyperledger project to make available platforms for others to build on. To date, projects that have gone public through the Linux-led initiative include IBM’s Fabric and JP Morgan’s Quorum, among others.
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