Air New Zealand working with Winding Tree to experiment with blockchain technology

    Air New Zealand reported (23-Nov-2017) it is exploring the use of blockchain-based systems within its business. Air New Zealand is partnering with travel platform Winding Tree, which is developing the world’s first travel marketplace on blockchain to connect suppliers such as airlines and hotels directly to sellers. Blockchain is being used globally to build encrypted, shared platforms, providing a secure and efficient way to track the exchange of goods or information. Air New Zealand is looking at a number of potential use cases for the distributed ledger technology including cargo and baggage tracking, retail, distribution and loyalty programme opportunities. Lufthansa has also recently announced a partnership with Winding Tree. [more – original PR]