Traceability of components of products – from food to fashion – is central to the promise of using blockchain to organize and operationalize data from the web of supply chains. How would traceability bring value? How do blockchain and smart contracts work? And how would these foster traceability? What has been done so far in this regard? What issues and tensions account affect adoption of traceability, whether by blockchain or other means? We have assembled for this discussion a builder of blockchain-based traceability solutions, a traceability entrepreneur via blockchain and other means, and an intellectual property attorney (and former software engineer) who advises clients on technology-driven transactions.
Mr. Cahill is Head of the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice Group at Lowis & Gellen LLP, in Chicago, Illinois. He guides secured lenders, creditors, debtors, creditors’ committees, potential purchasers and others through… Read More