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Almonds, Australia and Blockchain

An experiment backed by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia has shown what happens when one tries to track an international shipment of almonds.

This was done, alongside existing processes, to facilitate the shipping of 17 tonnes of almonds from Sunraysia in Victoria to Hamburg in Germany.

With sensors in shipping containers and data on private blockchain, it was possible to not just view and track the location of the shipment but also gauge conditions such as temperature and humidity inside the container.

Results – better transparency and efficiency of the transport chain as well as reduced administrative burden.