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A Blockchain Use Case in Cold Chain to Minimize the Risk of COVID-19 Infection

Version 1 : Received: 12 April 2021 / Approved: 14 April 2021 / Online: 14 April 2021 (12:18:24 CEST)

How to cite: Iftekhar, A.; Cui, X. A Blockchain Use Case in Cold Chain to Minimize the Risk of COVID-19 Infection. Preprints 2021, 2021040369 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202104.0369.v1). Iftekhar, A.; Cui, X. A Blockchain Use Case in Cold Chain to Minimize the Risk of COVID-19 Infection. Preprints 2021, 2021040369 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202104.0369.v1).

Abstract

The world is facing an unprecedented socio-economic crisis caused by the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19). It is also spreading through the import and export food supply chains. The Chinese authorities have discovered the COVID-19 virus in various imported frozen meat packages. Traceability plays a vital role in food quality and food safety. The Internet of Things (IoT) provides solutions to keep an eye on environmental conditions, product quality, and product traceability. These solutions are traditionally based on the centralized architecture, which does not guarantee tamper-proof data sharing. The blockchain is an emerging technology that provides tamper-proof data sharing in real-time. This article presents Hyperledger Fabric-based blockchain use case and a quick reference guide to develop the blockchain network for tracking and tracing the supply chain to minimize the risk of COVID-19 in the frozen meat supply chain.

Subject Areas

Cold supply chain; Meat Supply Chain; Food Safety; COVID-19; Blockchain; Hyperledger Fabric

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