OriginTrail has been on a mission to bring transparency to complex international supply chains since 2013. The founders started working on a provenance tracking application back in their college days. As they successfully tackled the interoperability challenges faced by the Slovenian food industry, their efforts got recognized at the Open Data Incubator for Europe and Food+City Challenge.
The year 2016 was a game-changing one for OriginTrail. It was then that the founders recognized blockchain technology’s potential to ensure the trustworthiness of data in provenance tracking systems used by thousands of consumers. This was a breaking point in answering the question “How do you make sure that data does not get tampered with?”
In 2017 and 2018, the OriginTrail team started to plan an OriginTrail open-source protocol and decentralized network for the purpose of bringing transparency to international supply chains. The solution got significant traction in China, where it was awarded the Innovation Spark Award by the Walmart Food Safety Innovation Center.
The usability of the technology was recognized in other verticals and industries as well. OriginTrail developed new use cases and launched the Trace Alliance, a non-profit association which connects businesses, the public sector, academics and technology companies in the field of blockchain research and the creation of practical solutions primarily for supply chains.
The on-going development of cutting-edge technologies, and the ever-increasing interest of businesses to adopt our solution, makes us optimistic that our vision of transparent and efficient global supply chains is being fulfilled one fingerprint to the blockchain at a time.