Blockchain technology is underpinning how businesses operate. It is becoming one of the go-to methods of funding start-ups and making supply chains more efficient. As technology becomes more widespread, it is fair to say that over the next five to ten years more and more industries will at least in part run on blockchain technology.
With this in mind, let’s take a closer look at blockchain and how it facilitates better and more efficient business to be conducted. Let’s discover why business buy bitcoin cash on a regular basis.
Supply Chains and Blockchain
Supply chains, especially ones that span the globe, are fraught with transparency problems. They are often large-scale operations with components traveling between countries. Sometimes one component can travel to and from two or three countries several times before it is ready to go into the assembly line.
Tracking food product ingredients to the source is also an area where supply chains can be hard to track. All of this makes verification of quality, costs, and country of origin hard to trace. It makes it very difficult to track down suspected wrongdoing.
Blockchain solves a lot of these problems. As all of the transaction information is encoded in the block and verified across multiple nodes. The transaction information can easily include the origin of manufacture information, shelf life of a product, work and service history, everything needed for full transparency.
It can also facilitate faster processing, especially if custom clearance is needed. All the proforma information can be encoded into the block, allowing for goods to be cleared while traveling from one jurisdiction to another.
With its enhanced traceability, it becomes very easy to remain compliant and better manage supply chains.
Blockchain is being utilized in ‘Just in Time’ delivery systems. Some describe blockchain as a game-changer in supply chain management.
Although start-up funding still requires a solid value proposition, business plans, and a viable strategy, increasingly, many new ventures are being funded via the blockchain route. The increased transparency and contractual information contained within the block not only protects the investment from a legal perspective, but it facilitates a faster transfer of funds.
Arguably, blockchain finance is a safer and more efficient way of investing in new ventures. In many ways, it is a win-win scenario for both the new start-up team and the backer. Increasingly, if a new venture receives blockchain funding, bigger backers tend to take notice and invest too, especially true in the tech industries.
This has led to blockchain business investment services to emerge. Blockchain is not only providing funding to business but generating business as well.
Currently, blockchain is not regulated by an all-seeing and all-knowing banking industry and in many ways is jurisdiction free. Instead, it is regulated by a series of networked computers that comprise the blockchain network. This acts to both validate the transaction and prevents corruption.
Given the speed and transparency of blockchain, and big players such as Walmart adopting it, it is hard to see how the technology will not grow and prosper.
Brian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News Blog. It covers many disruptive technology and trends including Space, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Medicine, Anti-aging Biotechnology, and Nanotechnology.
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