Wine counterfeiting is nothing new. Throughout human history, wine vessels have been forged, spiked, relabelled and watered down, despite the close attention of growers and collectors.
In recent years, technology firms have come under attack from customers, the media and governments for not doing enough to safeguard privacy and shut down cyberattacks.
Car manufacturers – and governments too – have set their sights on 2035 and the end of fossil fuel mobility, thus emphasising the swap for better battery life cycle management.
The Global Brand Counterfeiting Report has recently estimated losses of nearly $100bn, demonstrating the growing extent of counterfeiting in luxury goods.
In the mid 2010s, blockchain broke free of its tag as a cryptocurrency technology. New applications have demonstrated the wider ability of blockchain to disrupt supply chains where there is a need for increased efficiency, transparency and interoperability across supply chains and where opaqueness has led to concentration of control.
Find out how a pioneering blockchain solution seeks to help the diamond industry in offsetting its carbon footprint. For the first time, emissions data from the diamond industry will be used to offset carbon footprint via blockchain technology.
Founded in London in 2015, Everledger has quickly grown into a global digital transparency company. Evgeny Gokhberg, head of commercials, gives the back story.
Business information was always considered top secret and classified. For your eyes only. The provenance of an asset – such as a luxury item, a bottle of wine, or any object, really – was locked away in many different filing cabinets down the supply chain.
The 50th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, this January, made headlines for its focus on climate change, the emergence of a new generation of leaders and the increasing volume of young and female voices.