Blockchain and the Extractive Industries: Cobalt Case Study
7 Pages Posted: 16 Mar 2018 Last revised: 22 Feb 2021
Date Written: February 20, 2021
This discussion paper examines the possibilities of relationships between two seemingly disparate industries, blockchain and the extractive sectors, by considering the potential for blockchain solutions in the mining of Cobalt, a precious metal, looking in particular at the supply chain, oversight, and production efficiencies that are made possible through synergistic elements between the two sectors.
Keywords: Blockchain, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Conflict Diamonds, Mining, Minerals
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