Microsoft’s Blockchain Supply Chain Project Grows to 13 Partners

Microsoft DD Event, Mojix

While Microsoft’s blockchain supply chain group, Project Manifest, is gaining traction with potential partners, the effort to track everything from auto parts to medical devices remains tightly held under non-disclosure agreements.

Still, that isn’t stopping those involved from dropping hints about the group’s progress.

Soon after providing a sneak peek at the technology last week, Dan Doles, CEO of supply chain tech firm Mojix, revealed plans for an upcoming test, describing a more academic project being spearheaded by another Project Manifest member, Auburn University.

In total, Doles said a group of more than a dozen companies is now working on the project in the laboratory.

He told CoinDesk:

“We’re working with the lab down there, they’ve lined up seven retailers and six brand owners to participate in this.”

Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk in January of this year, Project Manifest debuted just a week after Microsoft and Mojix confirmed the participation of two professors and 10 students in the project.

Further, while details of Project Manifest’s work with Auburn University’s renowned RFID Lab are not being disclosed, lab director Justin Patton told CoinDesk that a white paper is currently being developed, and that the names of additional participants are likely to

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