Blockchain and the Future of Battery Supply Chains

Report Overview

Author: Anthony D. Williams
Release Date: December 11, 2019

Abstract:

This case study covers the challenges facing the cobalt industry and explains how blockchain technology can help by tracking the chain of custody, exposing unethical practices, and improving governance across the cobalt supply chain. The blockchain start-up Circulor combines rigorous processes with smart technology to implement ethical sourcing solutions.

Related Content

Oil, Natural Gas, and Blockchain

In this case study, the founder and CEO of a blockchain start-up explains his company’s vision for the future of the energy industry, changing how exploration and production companies raise capital and how investors and consumers participate in energy markets. The solution consists of a Hyperledger Fabric blockchain explorer, decentralized cloud storage, and an Ethereum-based platform that supports two ERC-20 tokens—one a security token and the other a utility token—plus an idea for powering bitcoin mining rigs that could provide an upstream source of revenue for oil and gas operators. It’s the kind of fresh thinking that this industry needs!

Read More

Blockchain for Saving Our Seas

This case study looks at how blockchain technology could help us preserve marine life in our ocean ecosystems. It spotlights the work of Ocean Marine Blockchain Solutions, in collaboration with the Girguis Lab at Harvard University and the Jamaican agency Alligator Head Foundation. Together they’re creating a digital and economic data framework that is reframing the situation from an environmental problem to an economic opportunity, which may succeed in driving a much-needed sea change.

Read More