Seagate Is Using IBM Blockchain To Fend Off Computer Counterfeiters – Michael del Castillo

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Data storage giant Seagate has a counterfeiting problem. All one need do is Google “Seagate and fake” and the results produce numerous guides to help ensure users the hardware they’re putting in their computer is real. But the problem is actually larger than just retail customers buying fraudulent hard drives, which sometimes come shipped as nothing more than dressed  up USB sticks. Not only are counterfeits making it onto some mainstream platforms like eBay, but something called the reverse supply chain, when customers return goods, is also vulnerable, increasing the risk that Seagate itself, which generated $11.8 billion revenue this year, is accepting counterfeits back into its own supply…………..

 

 

 

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