Blockchain in Supply Chain
I had the opportunity to speak at the 2nd NZPICS Supply Chain Conference on the 10th April 2018 in Auckland. It was fascinating hearing about Zespiri, Air NZ and in particular DHL where the technology they use in their warehouses to track packages is absolutely amazing.
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Putting NZ land titles on the blockchain
True story. My mum came to me about 2 months ago and asked “How can I prove that I own my own house?” At that moment, I actually didn’t know. It was a black box that my “lawyer” handles but having heard a lot about land titles and the blockchain I decided to investigate this further. I called up Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) and discovered they had this LINZ Data Service that could be used to find owners of property. This gives you a proof of property but to get an official document you have to order what’s called a “Certificate of Title“. This cost $15 and it can be delivered via email or via post. This is not certified however. To have it certified, it must be received by post, then a letter requesting it to be certified included and sent back to LINZ. It costs a further $11. Doesn’t make sense right? To make a change to the title, a manual lodgement is required. It takes 8-10 working days and $176 and $88 for resubmission. (rejected or requisition) With all the attention around blockchains, I decided to order a title for my mum, and then put that […]
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