Diamonds on the Blockchain

Report Overview

Author: Anthony D. Williams
Release Date: December 22, 2017


This research looks at the blockchain start-up Everledger’s use of distributed ledgers and artificial intelligence in place of flawed, forgeable, and inefficient paperwork to record and verify the provenance of diamonds. It covers use cases involving fine wine and art where an asset’s value depends on its authenticity, and it provides managerial considerations for participants in such high-value supply chains. As of 2018, the platform is based on IBM Blockchain, a version of Hyperledger Fabric. Before 2016, Everledger used Ethereum, Eris, and BigchainDB.

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