As part of its 100-year anniversary, the ICC has unveiled a global initiative in collaboration with leading distributed ledger firm Perlin to support its vast member base to take full advantage of next-generation blockchain technology. As part of the partnership, the ICC will help connect Perlin to its vast member pool, which includes most national chambers of commerce and direct membership from companies including Amazon, Coca Cola, Fedex, McDonalds and PayPal. Perlin will join the ICC as an official technology partner, offering free access to its blockchain platform during the early stages of the project, with an initial focus on practical, efficient and scalable blockchain traceability and transparency systems for value chains.

Perlin is already building blockchain-based traceability pilots for major regional businesses such as Asia Pacific Rayon (APR), the first fully-integrated viscose rayon producer in Asia producing viscose-rayon fiber with its raw material coming from its renewable plantations. The APR Follow Our Fiber pilot will provide transparency over its viscose-rayon value chain allowing APR's customers to monitor key stages of production from planting to delivery. This will provide transparent and permanent data on a secure blockchain database that APR is in compliance with relevant regulatory and industry-based standards and certifications. Using Perlin's solution, APR will be...

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