Harvard University, jeans giant Levi Strauss and U.S. think-tank New America are investigating blockchain as a means to improve labor welfare.
New America announced Thursday that the U.S. Department of State has granted $800,000 for a pilot project that will develop a blockchain-based system to track the working conditions of factory workers.
The first phase of the project will be launched in the second quarter of this year to “anonymously and securely” track three factories in Mexico producing goods for Levi Strauss and employing a combined 5,000 workers. The scheme will monitor the workforce across the factories, tracking conditions and individuals’ health and well-being.
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