Key problems of supply chains and how Ambrosus Blockchain addresses them

Honest producers, concerned consumers and governments have been working together on various solutions that could help them fix this problem, but the technology at hand was not adequate to provide a reliable and cost-effective measure to address these issues

Ambrosus is on the lookout for more corporate partners to test out and pilot its technology
Ambrosus is on the lookout for more corporate partners to test out and pilot its technology

The key problems in the supply chain of many key industries such as food, medicine and commodities revolve around the following basic questions: is the product real? How is quality assured? Where do the components come from? Oftentimes, due to lack of reliable data these questions are addressed imperfectly.

This is why counterfeits abound, quality is unknown, and traceability is hard to assure. And these problems create significant problems for the industry: damaged brand image and lost revenues; health and safety hazards; quality assurance and compliance issues; lack of information and trust. Hundreds of billions of dollars are lost annually and the lives of millions of people are at risk.

Honest producers, concerned consumers and governments have been working together on various solutions that could help them fix this problem, but the technology at hand was not adequate to provide a reliable and cost-effective measure to address these issues.

However, the recent flourishing of the blockchain technology allows us to find solutions that were simply impossible before, and Ambrosus pioneered the application of blockchain in the supply chains domain. It is now redefining the very notion of a supply chain.

Paving the way for progress

Ambrosus is more than just technology; it is a global movement of enthusiasts and thought leaders combining skills in blockchain, microelectronics, global trade and financial innovation supported by a wider community of cryptocurrency enthusiasts.

Combining the top-down approach thanks to the world-class team of researchers and engineers, and the bottom-up approach due to a rapidly-growing and supportive community full of creative ideas, Ambrosus has grown into a full-blown ecosystem. The range of products within it includes: blockchain; distributed applications; smart contract templates; protocols for sensors; immutable data storage solutions and ad-hoc hardware solutions.

Tying it altogether is Amber (AMB), the cryptocurrency of Ambrosus that powers the ecosystem. Serving as the fuel for the network and as incentive means for creation of new solutions, Amber has become the building block for the decentralised economy of Ambrosus, encouraging developers, entrepreneurs and visionaries all over the world to propose and realise the boldest ideas to transform our planet for the better.

Just to give a glimpse of the exciting things that Ambrosus is building: a Peer-to-Peer marketplace that permits purchase of products whose quality is tracked through the blockchain and payments are released only through confirmation of satisfactory quality; a dedicated network AMB-NET that creates an enterprise-grade blockchain for corporations in the food and pharma sector; consumer-oriented applications that permit individuals to get insights into the products they are buying and receive cryptocurrency and tokens as loyalty points; serialisation tools for inventory management via blockchain; smart-contract-based auditing tools for supply chains.

Ambrosus currently runs a number of pilot projects with private companies and public institutions that help them address and resolve the current issues related to the supply chains.

Existing public collaborators or supporters with Ambrosus activities include the United Nations, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, European Institute of Technology, Parity Technologies, Validity Labs, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance and a number of financial institutions and industry-specialised organisations.

Ambrosus is also proudly pushing the global education on the blockchain via dedicated educational programs and hackathons.

How you can join the movement

Ambrosus is on the lookout for more corporate partners to test out and pilot its technology. It is in always-hiring mode for engineers, product owners, developers, communicators and business developers. It is open to new project proposals and collaboration offers. If you are excited about what they do and want to engage, contact them at [email protected]

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