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Digital Ag Series: Blockchain-Powered Traceability Digital Platforms: Unlocking Supply Chain 2.0

"A purpose-built blockchain, which increases coordination and efficiency in ethical or sustainable ecosystems, creates stories for responsibly sourced products, and unlocks innovative financing mechanisms across industries"

The need to disrupt supply chains is more evident today than ever before. Supply chains are being pressured to transport more intangible goods (the information and claims associated with a product) across ever more diverse topologies, requiring novel forms of identity and credit. These changes will occur first in small and medium-sized supply chains, those with the most to gain by radical transformation and in those originating in very remote locations around the world.

While there are indeed many blockchain-powered traceability platforms, most are mere applications atop another project's blockchain network; the number of actual blockchain protocols in existence is comparatively much smaller. At the same time, the number of groups building blockchains for a unified problem or space is close to zero.

Instead of attempting to marginally increase efficiency and security, Topl focuses on empowering blockchain-powered platforms to unlock a new era of supply chains that they call supply chain 2.0. At Topl, they believe making purchases that protect people, and the planet should be effortless. Their infrastructure is a purpose-built blockchain, which increases coordination and efficiency in ethical or sustainable ecosystems, creates stories for responsibly sourced products, and unlocks innovative financing mechanisms across industries. This cohesive digital network moves and proves funds, goods, and impact outcomes throughout the world. By using the Topl blockchain, ethical and sustainability-focused businesses are empowered to challenge existing market leaders, increase their impact footprint, and streamline their processes.

For a glimpse of the future that we imagine, watch this four-minute video. The future of the coffee industry that Kim illustrates in this video is based on the principles of inclusion, engagement, and sustainability. In this scenario, the focus is on the farmer’s role in the “bush-to-brew” journey, of which they are an integral actor. Topl’s blockchain technology works to digitally integrate the farmer in the product’s journey, empowering their visibility in the process and providing an unprecedented level of financial transparency and agency to the farmer.

About the Presenters

Kim Raath

Founder & CEO, Topl 

Kim is the Founder and CEO of Topl. After growing up in South Africa during a time of political and economic turmoil, she traveled to some of the most remote places of the world, working with underprivileged global citizens in whatever capacity was needed. Kim spent time with various NGO’s in 18 developing countries to support the rebuilding and strengthening of communities by implementing new forms of technology. She has since given numerous talks around the world about the power of technology leapfrogging. As a 2020 graduate, Kim was also the first student at Rice University to simultaneously complete a Masters in Economics and Ph.D. in Statistics. While at Rice, Kim met the other co-founders of Topl. They united around a common global mindset and willingness to sacrifice personal gain for building a better world.

Questions Submitted

Anvar

- May 30, 2021
Interesting!

jose luis

- May 15, 2021
La necesidad de interrumpir las cadenas de suministro es más evidente hoy que nunca

MOHAMMAD

- Jan 12, 2021
Great!

Mohammad Nadir

- Aug 16, 2020
Excellent!

DR. YOGENDRA NATH

- Aug 14, 2020
Knowledgeable contents.

Mohammad Nadir

- Aug 5, 2020
Excellent topic!

Ki

- Aug 2, 2020
interesting!

Joy Mildred Adhiambo

- Jul 30, 2020
Unlocking Supply Chain 2.0
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