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What is VeChain (VEN) - Simple Explanation for Beginners

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 09:10
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George Shnurenko
The VeChain developers provide businesses and consumers with improved transparency.
What is VeChain (VEN) - Simple Explanation for Beginners
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Introduction to VeChain

The VeChain platform having no central authority and being based on the open decentralized blockchain offers its users a reliable business environment able to be distributed and expanded to cope with increased use. Any authorized stakeholder interested in a certain product can get access to the required information concerning it.

The VeChain developers provide businesses and consumers with improved transparency. Thus, they link business operations including supply relationship management and allow viewing products from different angles. Read this article to find out how VeChain works and what its network and applications are like.



Being a tool of asset digitization VeChain is capable of solving a range of problems. Manufacturers can mark their products with such identities as RFIDs and sensors. Thanks to them information concerning the description of the product and how to handle it is recorded and broadcast at every stage. Anyone can find this information on the public VeChain blockchain, where it is open to all the concerned parties ‒ producers, chains of suppliers and end buyers.

A manufacturer of medicines, for example, can put compatible with VeChain RFID tags on their packages that serve as unique identifiers for their authentic drugs. This feature makes it possible to trace and verify the products till they reach their consumer. After that the RFID information appears on the entire VeChain blockchain.

To make the platform even more convenient for the users an application for reading RFID tags has been created. It runs on any mobile phone. So if a person taking a particular drug has any doubts about whether it is authentic or counterfeit, he or she can quickly get rid of their worries with its help.

What is more, RFID tags placed on certain locations on the packet are to do away with any interference in its contents like secretly replacing genuine products with nonstandard ones. Any attempt to open the packet will make the tag invalid. Smart sensors can be used together with RFID tags. They record the needed information and broadcast it on the VeChain network. In the case of drugs we can give the following example: certain temperatures are required to store a drug but the warehouse violates the regulations. Alerts about inappropriate storage would be immediately sent and the affected packets would be defined.

Violations committed by transporters are brought to light in a similar way. It takes only an air carrier to go beyond the specified altitude, the altitude sensors send alerts to the blockchain where they are recorded. All the interested parties will get to know about such cases of non-observance of instructions.

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About the author

George Shnurenko is a Bitcoin and cryptocurrency enthusiast, financial analyst and writer. He's majoring in history but he believes that the digital currency which has taken the world by storm will bring about change to all us humans.