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Wyoming blockchain company certified by USDA

Wyoming blockchain company certified by USDA

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Cattle graze Nov. 24, 2017, in a pasture near Bessemer Bend. BeefChain, a Wyoming-based blockchain company, has been certified by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Process Verified Program.

SUNDANCE (WNE) — BeefChain, a Wyoming-based blockchain company, has now been certified by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Process Verified Program. Software created by BeefChain is now sanctioned by the USDA and provides the highest level of assurance for cattle buyers globally that their Wyoming beef is premium.

BeefChain uses blockchain technology to provide immutable proof of source, age and health of individual cattle. The software creates a digital trail of records that are tamper-proof and transparent all the way through the supply chain, creating a digital identity for each animal and all participants, aiming to guarantee proof of value-added attributes, ownership and change of ownership.

“This is all about giving the best Wyoming beef producers the tools to better market their Wyoming beef,” said Rep. Tyler Lindholm, R-Sundance, BeefChain’s program manager. “Customer demand for naturally-raised beef has never been higher and now producers can market their cattle with this USDA-certified program.”

Lindholm said BeefChain is the first company in the State of Wyoming and the first blockchain company in the world to receive USDA certification.

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