Blockchain as a certification tool for the wine supply chain
The blockchain is an emerging technology based on a distributed (i.e., shared within a network composed of numerous computers) and decentralized (i.e., without a potentially corruptible central controlling authority) digital ledger that allows data and transactions of various kinds to be certified and validated in an immutable, permanent and secure manner, thanks to a specific consensus mechanism.
Among its many applications, blockchain has proven to be useful and functional in certifying production and distribution chains. The food and wine world is particularly well suited to benefit from these new technologies, which provide transparency, safety, traceability and disintermediation of data related to every step of a production pathway.
Our technology partners at FlossLab (NetService Group) are national leaders in blockchain computing services. Grapes Chain’s unique technology is based on the innovative b-Supply certification solution and related Etherna blockchain, designed and implemented by FlossLab.
GC Wine ID is the main service of Grapes Chain and is the result of the wineries’ wine certification process. It is both a means of certification and a communication tool that gives value to the wineries and wines they produce and promote on the portal.
At the end of the certification process, the GC Wine ID is completed with photographs of each stage of production and posted on the winery’s profile, along with data on the data sheet. In this way, retailers and consumers will be able to know the history of each wine from the wineries, obtaining guarantees of authenticity, originality and quality.
The Grapes Chain Wine ID is issued to wineries in the form of an NFT token, a digital token that embodies and represents these values.