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Blockchain Applications in Supply Chain

  • Davor Dujak
  • Domagoj Sajter
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Part of the EcoProduction book series (ECOPROD)

Abstract

Blockchain is a technological concept which evolves from the first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, and disrupts constantly enlarging areas of economy. The concept of blockchain is developing, and while the future of Bitcoin remains unclear (as it is for the most elements of the economy) it is evident that the blockchain holds enormous potential for large-scale improvements. However, being a technology that could decrease significance many of today’s large global corporations, institutions and power structures which have keen interest in preserving established hierarchies, its potential could well remain unexploited. This paper aims to introduce and present the concept of blockchain and its current applications in logistics and supply networks. Blockchain technology promises overpowering trust issues and allowing trustless, secure and authenticated system of logistics and supply chain information exchange in supply networks. The new implementations within supply chain are shifting from blockchain to a wider notion of distributed ledger technologies. Paper presents description and rationale behind current and possible future applications of blockchain in logistics and supply chain.

Keywords

Blockchain Cryptocurrency Distributed ledger Supply chain Logistics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Marketing, Faculty of Economics in OsijekJosip Juraj Strossmayer University of OsijekOsijekCroatia
  2. 2.Department of Finance and Accounting, Faculty of Economics in OsijekJosip Juraj Strossmayer University of OsijekOsijekCroatia

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