New Approaches to Blockchain, Governance and Digital Communities for Smart Trade Hubs: Proof of Concept

Project dates: 01/05/2020 - 30/04/2021

This overall project focuses on developing the soft and hard digital infrastructure to support the growth of smart trade. The infrastructure overlays and complements the physical elements of export hubs (e.g., transport infrastructure, storage, logistics, etc.). The infrastructure will be designed (1) with blockchain technology (or more generally, distributed ledger technologies – DLT) at the foundation; (2) buttressed by off-chain governance systems, and; (3) new approaches to digital value creation in light of contemporary trends in consumer culture and communities. The focus of the project is the development of the infrastructure in a cross-border trading context with the China market as the principal counter-party.


Funding / Grants

  • Future Food Systems CRC (2020 – 2021)

Chief Investigators

Post Doctoral Fellow