Diamonds on the Blockchain

Report Overview

Author: Anthony D. Williams
Release Date: December 22, 2017

Abstract:

This research looks at the blockchain start-up Everledger’s use of distributed ledgers and artificial intelligence to record and verify the provenance of diamonds. It covers use cases involving fine wine and art where an asset’s value depends on its authenticity, and it provides managerial considerations for participants in such high-value supply chains.

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