Technology

We believe technology is and will be instrumental in creating open, accurate and accessible knowledge about material things. Here we showcase our technical notes, research and development and new things that interest us. Expect: a lots about the blockchain, Ðapps, Internet of things and open data.

Blockchains and Human Rights

Blockchains and Human Rights

Agricultural workers in Asia, particularly those in Myanmar, earn only up to £1.96 per day during monsoon season, and up to £2.75 during dry season. How can tech help improve living wages,…

Provenance on the blockchain: Update from Devcon2

Provenance on the blockchain: Update from Devcon2

Tea leaves at Qiujiang Road in Shanghai: 2016’s host city for Devcon2. Our own blockchain expert, Thibaut Schaeffer, gives a round-up of his experience at this year’s Shanghai-based Ethereum Developer Conference, addressing…

Tracking Tuna from Catch to Customer

Tracking Tuna from Catch to Customer

Tuna fishing boat in Asilulu, Maluku. How can we ensure the fish we buy is slavery free? The Provenance team piloted blockchain technology to track key data along tuna supply chains in…

Blockchain Series Part I: What is a blockchain?

Towards peer-to-peer interaction of a global scale. Provenance developer Thibaut Schaeffer provides an introduction to some of the groundbreaking technologies we use to power trusted transparency. Think of your neighbour Bill. You…

Revolutionising Forestry

Daniel Schwartz, retail supply chain analyst, explores how a new era of decentralised applications can revolutionise supply chain. Looking beyond the sustainability wins that come with radical supply chain transparency through Provenance’s…

The Story Behind the Tuna

Provenance recently spent two weeks with eight member companies of the Indonesian Association of Pole & Line and Hand-Line Fisheries, conducting research on traceability, sustainability and social standards, and exploring how we…

Bringing Provenance into the Impossible Store

Here you can see the Provenance plugin on The Impossible Shop website. Each plugin shows the story behind unique products including the people, processes and materials Provenance worked with Lily Cole and…

How to Make a Fish Transparent

Business, product and item level transparency for a Cornish smoked haddock. To kick off January, the Provenance team worked with premium fishmonger Jonathan Norris to tell the story and prove the journey…

5 mobile apps to help us buy better

Mobile connectivity has increased our ability to make in-situ informed choices about many things. Through the Internet of Things, from Withings wifi scales to the up and coming Apple watch, our bodies…