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Belfast firm behind technology for new Australian whisky brand's traceability

Kieran Kelly, founder of arc-net

A BELFAST technology company arc-net has secured an important contract linked to an innovative new Australian whisky called The Brisbane.

Advanced Research Cryptography (arch-net) is proving the Blockchain platform and support to help demonstrate the provenance and authenticity of the product.

The arc-net Blockchain is a secure, immutable, distributed ledger that delivers product authentication, supply-chain transparency and provides a platform to support a connected community of growers, producers, retailers and consumers.

As a result, brands and product owners are able to communicate the story and uniqueness behind their brand.

Arc-net, which operates from offices in Belfast and Edinburgh, is a leading blockchain technology provider that offers traceability and product origin solutions for companies within the food and drink sector.

The new whisky is a pioneering fusion of Scotch and Australian whisky created by the award-winning team of Fusion Whisky and Adelphi. It is called The Brisbane, in honour of the Scot who founded the Australian city.

Arc-net was founded by Northern Ireland entrepreneur Kieran Kelly, who said: “Our aim is to establish the global standard in product and supply-chain transparency, authentication and security, providing the consumer with 100 per cent traceability, provenance and product authenticity.

"The arc-net platform offers both brand and product protection and provides brands with a voice on the global stage. All the team at arc-net are very proud to be the first company to use Blockchain technology with a whisky, especially one that is itself pioneering and honours a great champion of science.”

The whisky companies' latest creation is a pioneering fusion of Scotch from Glen Garioch and Glen Grant distilleries and a five-year-old Australian whisky.

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