Oct 18, 2018
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Rwanda Government to Track Rare Earth Metal Mining With the Help of Blockchain Technology

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The Rwandan government is working to track the supply chain of rare earth metal Tantalum which is used in consumer electronics. Rare earth metals like Tantalum are often considered as conflict metals because they originate from areas of conflict and there have been reports of child and bonded labour being used in their mining operations.

Rwanda is one of the biggest exporters of Tantalum in the world and is also plagued by many of the social problems associated with the industry. The governments in the conflict mineral areas are now focusing on the supply chains of the rare earth metal to hold the mining companies accountable and increase transparency in the shady business.

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