Car manufacturers – and governments too – have set their sights on 2035 and the end of fossil fuel mobility, thus emphasising the swap for better battery life cycle management.
The Global Brand Counterfeiting Report has recently estimated losses of nearly $100bn, demonstrating the growing extent of counterfeiting in luxury goods.
In the mid 2010s, blockchain broke free of its tag as a cryptocurrency technology. New applications have demonstrated the wider ability of blockchain to disrupt supply chains where there is a need for increased efficiency, transparency and interoperability across supply chains and where opaqueness has led to concentration of control.
Transparency remains a challenge for the diamond industry, especially diamond provenance. It can still be extremely difficult to verify diamond provenance, or in other words, the origin, characteristics, materials, quality, chain of ownership and sustainability practices of any given stone and suppliers.