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Chinese startup Yuanben signs with Maritime Silk Road Platform to provide blockchain service

Chinese blockchain startup Yuanben has signed a blockchain technical service cooperation agreement with Maritime Silk Road Platform to provide blockchain services for the global maritime sector.

The Maritime Silk Road is an online public booking platform established by Zhuozhi Logistics Group.

According to the agreement, the blockchain technology will be used to provide node deployment, digital content deposit certificates, and a search interface for cargo tracking.

“This cooperation is a successful example of the combination of emerging blockchain technology and traditional information management system technology. Yuanben blockchain technology will protect the global freight of the Silk Road,” said Dr Cai Kunying, head of the Maritime Silk Road Platform.

“The support for the blockchain technology for the offshore silk road is a new expansion and innovation in the application of blockchain. This exemplifies cooperation between emerging blockchain technology and traditional information systems. This successful example of a combination of management system technologies will promote a more efficient, transparent and secure development of the supply chain industry and accelerate the upgrade of global trade,” said Fan Xi, head of the blockchain initiative at Yuanben.

The two parties will also work together to explore further cooperation in the future.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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