South Korea Will Trace Beef Using Blockchain

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The South Korea government will implement blockchain into the food supply chain. It will use the technology for tracing beef and providing food supply information.

Last month, IBM announced launching its food traceability platform based on blockchain technology. The platform is ready to use. Now, South Korea is going to do the same.

Fresh and inspected beef

Ministry of Science, Information and Communication Technologies has joined the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs. Two departments have implemented blockchain technology into the pilot program.

The program will be tested in December. The official launch of the new system is scheduled for January.

According to a report from Yonhap News Agency, the largest news agency in the country:

“The current cattle tracing system provides information from birth to slaughter, packaging and sales to ensure the safety of the meat. The paper-based reporting system, however, takes time and money, and is exposed to risks of fake certificates. “


The new platform will use blockchain technology to keep related information and certificates in the distributed ledger. It will give credibility and efficiency to the food industry.


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