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Blockchain protocol for responsible mineral sourcing

Project description

Blockchain solution for corporate responsibility in mineral sourcing

Minerals like gold, tin, tantalum, tungsten and copper are essential components in most electronic devices produced by today’s tech giants. However, as these valuable ores are extracted from conflict-torn countries, the companies involved face crucial ethical and legal risks. The EU-funded Minespider project presents the first fully integrated, Blockchain solution offering the conflict mineral sector the means to source responsibly and ensuring no breaches of human rights in at-risk origin countries. The solution relies on an innovative open, free, decentralised Blockchain protocol and uses a decentralised application to allow companies to create and sell certification data. Minespider allows the sector’s stakeholders to capitalise on their ethical activity.

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Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Dammstr 16
6300 Zug

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zentralschweiz Zug
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 21 429,00