The Rwandan Government is partnering with Circulor to track the mining and supply of tantalum using blockchain technology. Tantalum used in the production of capacitors found in electronic products like laptops and mobile phones, is one of the four commonly mined conflict metals. Rwanda is reportedly the largest producer of the metal.
According to a publication on Circulor’s website, the project is live and will help track the supply of tantalum from mines in Rwanda to final consumers. The CEO of the Rwandan Mining, Petroleum and Gas Board announced the project at a meeting of the country’s mining association.