Blockchain and the Extractive Industries: Cobalt Case Study

9 Pages Posted: 16 Mar 2018

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Usman W. Chohan

UNSW Business School; Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI); Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS)

Date Written: March 11, 2018

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Chohan, Usman W., Blockchain and the Extractive Industries: Cobalt Case Study (March 11, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3138271 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3138271

Usman W. Chohan (Contact Author)

UNSW Business School ( email )

UNSW Business School
High St
Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia

Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI) ( email )

Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS) ( email )

Rawalpindi
Pakistan

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