One of the leading global commodity traders Louis Dreyfus Co. (LDC) has stated that its first venture into Blockchain produced results “even higher” than expected, Financial Times reports Monday, Jan. 22.
Several partners, namely ABN AMRO, Shandong Bohi Industry Co., Ltd, ING and Societe Generale joined Louis Dreyfus in completing the trade via LDC’s Blockchain platform.
The benefits of the Blockchain-powered trade included a claimed 80% reduction in trade processing times for LDC.
Additional reasons for a Blockchain-hosted trade revolve around security and fraud prevention, as a previous cotton shipment to China by the Wells Fargo bank demonstrated through the use of self-executing contracts.
“The blockchain technology has the potential to significantly optimise administrative processes around international trade. We are excited that this test was succesfully [sic] completed and that we can move to further exploring the added value and use of the blockchain technology.”
Within the agriculture and food supply chain spheres, various experiments have been attempted to incorporate Blockchain as a means of improving transparency, specifically for products where such transparency is in demand, such as coffee, location-tracked crops and livestock.