Blockchain in packaging – experiences, uses and the outlook for the future
Blockchain technology, known mainly from the world of cryptocurrencies, is gradually being used in the corporate sphere as well. Tracking the origin of goods and protecting against counterfeiting were some of the first areas where very early on (2017) experiments with blockchain and DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology) for decentralized transaction processing in general began. In this presentation, we therefore summarize the situation as of 2021, what are the previous experiences and typical cases of use. We will also present several real projects that have achieved greater expansion abroad (FoodTrust, Everledger) and mention the first Czech project (ELA Chain), which has ambitions to gain a foothold in this area and some new methods of origin protection (Crypto Anchors) used in conjunction with blockchain.