The Blockchain Technology Research Institute has successfully taken major steps forward to apply blockchain technologies in a supply chain scenario by demonstrating both how easy authenticity checks can be implemented and conducted by users. The proof-of-concept is based on a smartphone app and a server-based database and can be used by the pharmaceutical industry for example, in order to verify and trace the origin of drugs. This constitutes an important contribution to bring blockchain based technologies to everyday life. I fully recommend funding of the BTRI.
Prof. Dr. Matthias Harter
University of Applied Sciences