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Informatics 2018, 5(4), 42; https://doi.org/10.3390/informatics5040042

Blockchain-Based Supply Chain for Postage Stamps

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Software Department, Bitfury, 1016 BP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Center for Computational and Data-Intensive Science and Engineering, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), 121205 Moscow, Russia
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Laboratory of Data Mining and Predictive Modeling, Institute for Information Transmission Problems (IITP RAS), 127051 Moscow, Russia
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Strategy Office, Russian Post, 131000 Moscow, Russia
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Department of Geography of World Economy, Faculty of Geography, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 119991 Moscow, Russia
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Faculty of Computer Science, Higher School of Economics, 125319 Moscow, Russia
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Received: 18 September 2018 / Revised: 31 October 2018 / Accepted: 11 November 2018 / Published: 15 November 2018
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Abstract

Counterfeit and unaccounted postage stamps used on mailings cost postal administrations a significant amount of money each year. Corporate and individual clients become victim to stamp fraud and incur losses when security teams investigate such mailings. The blockchain technology is supposed to be a solution to make postage stamps market transparent and to guarantee invariability of stamps volume produced and used. The blockchain-based supply chain for postage stamps is introduced in the article. View Full-Text
Keywords: blockchain; supply chain; digital token blockchain; supply chain; digital token
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Yanovich, Y.; Shiyanov, I.; Myaldzin, T.; Prokhorov, I.; Korepanova, D.; Vorobyov, S. Blockchain-Based Supply Chain for Postage Stamps. Informatics 2018, 5, 42.

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