As the founder of Master of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program at the Sobey School of Business that has several students from the African region, Dawn has a natural inclination to work for the betterment of people. Coupled with her deep expertise and decades of experience in the constituent technologies of the blockchain, Dawn and her team aim to make a substantial impact on many lives and industries across the globe through Peer Ledger.
Using blockchain, Peer Ledger brings high level of transparency to the whole supply chain, eliminating any fraudulent behavior in the process.
Our approach toward ensuring foolproof identity is to map the identities from the existing system to the blockchain system by leveraging interoperability of public-private keys
As gold can be melded into bars, unlike diamonds, tracing their origin is an arduous task. Mimosi deals with these challenges through stringent audits, intelligent certificate management, and automated Conflict Mineral Reporting Templates (CMRTs) to curtail any mishandling of the gold, tin, tantalum, and tungsten. With this, companies gain deep and accurate insights about the source of the mineral with ease. A buyer can now check the end-to-end sources in their mineral purchases and ensure that it has come from legitimate producers. “We intend to work with the financial, electronics, and jewelry industries to root gold, cobalt, and other conflict minerals out of the supply chain,” says Dawn.
Mimosi allows all the stakeholders to comply with international standards including the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals, London Bullion Market Association (LBMA), Responsible Gold Programme, and World Gold Council’s Conflict-Free Gold Standard at a fraction of present costs. Business confidentiality and transparency are enabled simultaneously on the Mimosi blockchain, which is a powerful combination. There are added benefits as well to curtailing practices like money laundering. As Mike Durland, former CEO of Capital Markets, Scotiabank, and now the Board Director at Peer Ledger points out, "As a ‘key risk management tool’, Mimosi allows investors to comply with a chain of custody requirements in the precious metals space by conducting due diligence when dealing with precious metals dealers.”
"We plan to expand our platform incrementally by gaining more customers onto the blockchain and building an ecosystem which will be game-changing in responsible sourcing of minerals,” adds Dawn.
Identity Management in the Digital Space
Leveraging blockchain as a common theme, Peer Ledger's ability to solve the challenges of ensuring foolproof identity goes beyond the complex supply chain to today’s online-driven, decentralized world of capital markets. “Identity is the ‘king’ of the digital services,” says Dawn.
“We intend to work with the financial, electronics, and jewelry industries to root conflict gold out of the supply chain”
Blockchain—a ‘Swiss Knife’
For Peer Ledger, blockchain is the gateway for innovations across industries. For instance, Peer Ledger empowers healthcare providers to offer the right care services to the right person. “With Identity Bridge, patient and other health stakeholder identities—clinicians, administrators and clerks, nurses, and health insurers—are verified to a higher level of assurance that further improves blockchain efficiency,” says Dawn. By coupling a verified digital identity to a permissioned blockchain, and anonymizing and de-anonymizing it when needed, challenges such as double invoicing, counterfeiting, and inability to track and trace goods can be eliminated. Further, the access to a single ‘source of truth’—the golden record—gives way for disruption in the traditional practices for drug discovery, patient engagement and monitoring, payments, and participatory healthcare delivery.
“Blockchain is at the same phase where eCommerce was 20 years ago which is absolutely exciting,” says Dawn. Considering the fact that most companies are working on building their intellectual property in blockchain space at a faster pace, there is a tremendous opportunity for the Peer Ledger team to work with the breadth of stakeholders across industries to tackle the real-world operational challenges.
With deep commitment and involvement in corporate social responsibility and the overall good of the society, the leadership at Peer Ledger is excited about bringing the value-driven technology to redefine human lives at the global level. “At Peer Ledger, it’s all about leveraging the team’s technology entrepreneurship and innovation expertise coupled with an effective business strategy to creating blockchain solutions that have a purpose,” concludes Dawn.