Amazon the World’s top ecommerce firm has filed a patent for an interface for verifiable tracking of an item through a supply chain using a distributed electronic ledger(blockchain).
Amazon’s patent was filed on May 26th 2020 gives insight on a “distributed ledger certification” system. The document gives a detailed explanation that the tracking solution would ensure that consumer goods sold on th Amazon ecommerce site are authentic.
The distributed electronic ledger would be used to track goods as they move on the supply chain and most importantly the document explains that the tracking solution would ensure that consumer goods that are sold on its ecommerce site are authentic.
A certification authority may be included to verify that items received correspond to the item included in the catalog based on one or more certification rules. If a certification rule is satisfied, a record may be added to indicate transfer of the item from a provider to the catalog system. The certification information may be dynamically presented with item description information such as in response to searches of the catalog system.
The system’s main aim is to improve trust through an enterprise services platform that allows parties to map their global supply chains according to a detailed description section of the patent. The tracking solution would show the position of the items moving along the supply chain from until it gets to the end user.