Aura Blockchain consortium

LVMH partners with other major luxury companies on Aura, the first global luxury blockchain

LVMH has joined forces with two other major luxury names to develop Aura Blockchain Consortium, the world’s first global luxury blockchain.

LVMH, Prada, and Cartier Unite to Launch World’s First Global Luxury Blockchain

LVMH has joined forces with two other major luxury names –Prada and Cartier, part of Richemont – to develop Aura Blockchain Consortium, the world’s first global luxury blockchain. Unveiled on 20 April 2021, this unprecedented collaboration between competitors represents a single, innovative solution to shared challenges of communicating information on authenticity, responsible sourcing and sustainability in a secure, digital format. The objective is to provide consumers with a high level of transparency and traceability throughout the lifecycle of a product.

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Aura Blockchain: Revolutionizing Product Authenticity and Transparency for Luxury Brands

The state-of-the-art = technology of Aura Blockchain matches a product ID to a client ID, providing the infrastructure – through a chain of secure, non-reproducible, digital blocks – to enable consumers to access the history of a product and proof of its authenticity at every step of the value chain, from raw materials to point of sale, and even more. Consumers can thus follow the entire lifecycle of a product with trusted data throughout, and with no need for third-party verification. Aura represents a new way for luxury brands to communicate directly to consumers, telling a unique story around the quality of their materials, craftsmanship and creativity, and strengthening the relationship between client and brand.

Collaborative Blockchain Initiative: LVMH, Prada, and Richemont’s Aura Consortium

Given that issues such as traceability, sustainability and authenticity are common to all luxury brands, it made sense for these competitors to work together to drive change and develop a shared solution. LVMH thus joined forces with Prada and Richemont to design Aura Blockchain Consortium, a multi-nodal, private blockchain secured by ConsenSys technology and Microsoft. Aura is open to all luxury brands, not just the founders, and offers flexibility to support companies of varying sizes and adapt to individual needs.

LVMH Brands Embrace Aura Blockchain for Enhanced Authenticity and Customer Experience

Among LVMH Maisons, Hublot, Bvlgari and Louis Vuitton are already active on the platform. Hublot, for example, has launched a digital e-warranty, which is stored in the Aura infrastructure and allows customers to verify the authenticity of their watch via a simple photo taken with a mobile phone. Brands using Aura develop their own experience according to their specificities and customer expectations. They also maintain their own data and adhere to the strictest standards of client privacy, with information stored on the blockchain in a way that cannot be changed, tampered with, or hacked.

Aura Blockchain Consortium’s Role in Enhancing Customer Transparency and Traceability

LVMH Managing Director Toni Belloni comments: “The Aura Blockchain Consortium is a great opportunity for our sector to strengthen our connection with customers by offering them simple solutions to get to know our products better. By joining forces with other luxury brands on this project, we are leading the way on transparency and traceability. I hope other prestigious players will join our alliance.”

Introduction to Aura Blockchain

In a groundbreaking move, LVMH has partnered with Prada and Cartier (part of Richemont) to create the Aura Blockchain Consortium. Unveiled on April 20, 2021, this initiative is the world’s first global blockchain designed specifically for the luxury industry. Aura aims to address shared challenges in the luxury market by providing a secure, digital solution for authenticity, transparency, and sustainability.

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Key Objectives of Aura

Aura Blockchain Consortium is built on several core objectives:

  • Authenticity: Ensuring each product has a secure digital identity to prevent counterfeiting. This tracks the entire supply chain from raw materials to the point of sale.
  • Transparency: Building consumer trust by offering transparency into responsible sourcing and sustainability practices throughout a product’s lifecycle.
  • Ownership Transfer: Facilitating seamless transfer of ownership and streamlining the resale process for pre-owned luxury goods.
  • Customer Engagement: Strengthening brand-customer relationships through innovative web3 approaches like digital collectibles (NFTs) and personalized services.

Technological Foundation

Aura is a private, permissioned blockchain built on ConsenSys technology and Microsoft Azure. It employs a multi-nodal architecture, allowing each brand to maintain control over its data while adhering to strict privacy standards. This architecture ensures data ownership, security, and flexibility for all participating brands.

Ensuring Data Ownership and Security

Aura Blockchain ensures data ownership and security through several mechanisms:

Cryptographic Data Protection: Data is cryptographically secured on the private blockchain, ensuring immutability and tamper-proof records.

Data Ownership: Brands retain full ownership and control over their data, with no public sharing without consent.

Multi-Nodal Architecture: Each brand operates its own node, controlling data access and adhering to strict privacy standards.

Private and Public Blockchain Solutions: Sensitive information can be kept on a private blockchain, while product details are available on a public blockchain.

Consortium Governance: Aura is governed by its luxury brand members, ensuring policies prioritize brand interests and data security.

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Discover more about Aura Blockchain and its impact on the luxury industry by visiting Aura Blockchain Consortium.

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Headline: Aura Blockchain consortium
datepublished: 2021-04-21

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