Blockchain Firm Telos Provides Origin Tracing to Spanish Cider Makers
Alcohol and blockchain technology may not be obvious bedfellows. With distributed ledger technology being welcomed in logistics and manufacturing, two cider companies in Spain have leaped into the world of blockchain product tracing. In collaboration with blockchain developer Telos, Sidra Menéndez S.L. and Llagar Castañón S.L today announced they’re using Telos’ distributed ledger technology to record traceability data for their premium ciders. That will enable customers to track the origins of each bottle utilizing the dedicated app to scan a QR code on each bottle’s back.
The feature is pitched as enabling customers to verify that the cider they are consuming is legitimate under Spanish regulations and that the cider they are drinking is not artificial or made with imported apples. “Cider is one of Spain’s most prized beverages, made from designated apple varieties that place it under the European Union’s PDO, or Protected Designation of Origin,” explained Luis Meijueiro from The Telescope, a Telos block producer in a statement. “This means that every part of these ciders’ production and processing must take place in this specific Asturias region.”
He also noted that Spain’s cider industry had encountered difficulties as some producers import apples from outside the region to imitation ciders. “We decided to leverage the Telos blockchain to come up with a solution that would ensure the integrity of Spanish cider, helping it to gain consumer confidence and global market share,” he said in a statement.
Utilizing the Telos blockchain, all parties register their activities commencing from the apple growers by the cider makers, beverage distributors, and sellers. Utilizing the SidraDOP application, anyone can then obtain access to the history of each bottle from the farm gate through to the point of purchase. The news is another step in the adoption of Telos’ blockchain technology in an extremely competitive market. The company was last in the news in June when it launched Telos EVM, the first deployment of an Ethereum Virtual Machine on the EOS.IO blockchain.
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