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Blockchain – the technology set to shake up the logistics ecosystem

In 2016, the media revealed the capabilities of Blockchain to the general public. Since then, no less than five articles a day are published online on the subject. This technology, which originated from Bitcoin, a cryptocurrency created in 2008, has now broken away from the financial sector to attract other sectors: insurance, art and even logistics.

Fight against counterfeiting, smuggling and tax fraud

The Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU) aims to improve the functioning of the internal market for tobacco and related products, while ensuring a high level of health protection for European citizens. New measures intended to combat the illegal trade in tobacco products include an EU-wide tracking and tracing system for the legal supply chain among others. Worldline’s global Center of Competence Track & Trace provides a range of end-to-end services and solutions to private and public sector customers to fight issues related to counterfeiting, smuggling and tax fraud. Eric Lequenne discusses this Directive, its intricacies and our Track & Trace solutions.