Many regions, rich with valuable resources, find themselves unable to capitalize on their wealth. An “informal economy” allows the trade of minerals to move in undocumented channels. These channels can perpetuate cycles of corruption, poverty, environmental destruction, and violence – while they are necessities for jewelry and electronics.
Using blockchain technology and proprietary laser engraving to support traceability, The Trade Foundation™ enables a new kind of transparency as a venue for sustainable trade from mine to the end consumer of minerals as products.
The Trade Foundation™ applies innovative strategies and collaborative approaches to empower sustainable sourcing, while producing invaluable knowledge of the origin and movement of minerals.
We strive to provide the technology and infrastructure to record, mark, and track minerals at their origin and downstream, accomplished through our Traceability Model with blockchain technology and laser engraving.
We seek to promote safer and ethical artisanal and industrial mining through accreditation, benefiting the community and the environment, while enabling improved artisanal mining practices.
We aim to collect and create data of the origin and movement of minerals, generating new knowledge through the analysis and application of data.
We desire to give knowledge to end-consumers through reports and accessible tracking of minerals.
Donations and grants can be made out to The Trade Foundation™ or to specific projects and initiatives. We accept money and other donations.
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