NULS in Action — Part One

Why Blockchain?

With NULS — not only is value stored, but the blockchain software behind it is used to create new blockchains capable of storing value, NFTs, smart contracts and infinite types of records and documents. In Singapore, NULS is currently in use as a payment method for food and other goods delivered to smart lockers.

Innovation in Tech

Image credit: PickNetworks

The government agency, Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), announced in 2020 a plan for smart lockers to help reduce their carbon footprint. Through its wholly owned subsidiary PickNetwork, one thousand smart parcel lockers will be in position on Singapore Island by the end of 2021.

Image credit: PickNetworks

These lockers will be within a five-minute walk of various housing areas. And the company providing tech and user interface is VeriTAG, using NULS as it’s blockchain. Cameras are installed at the locker stations to discourage theft. Sensors in every locker verify item deposit and retrieval.

In the US, Amazon successfully uses smart lockers, placed in grocery stores and other convenient locations. Packages in a locker are not subject to theft or weather damage.

Check it out

Once logged in, you are given an account that includes around 4 Umbrage tokens.

Lockers’ Future

Veritag

QR codes, bar codes, and other signatures on food item labels are the tools. VeriTAG collaborates with the Singapore Food agency and ST Engineering. The labels on the food are matched to permanent records in the blockchain. This means that the country of origin and manufacture date is set in stone. Thanks to blockchain — those records are unchangeable.

NULS produces an immutable and adaptive blockchain infrastructure, offering cost-effective and efficient business app solutions. NULS is the muscle behind VeriTAG.

Got Ubin?

There are currently over 300 products to choose from in the PickNetwork food and household items section. This is just the beginning. We can see that the development momentum of community e-commerce will be a new trend.

Products available for purchase and delivery

  • Premium durian and delicacies from Durianbb (innovative food producer in Asia)
  • Reusable masks made in Singapore
veri$HOP items for sale

Home delivery is also available, possibly for a fee. To save on the delivery costs, all products can be delivered free to PICK lockers. There are now 200 lockers installed in Singapore and this will be extended to 1000 by the end of 2021.

Pick has partnered with delivery companies FedEx, Huper Express, Qxpress, S.F. International, UPS, WMG, XDel and ZTO. Soon other providers such as J&T Express, Ninja Van and Shopee Xpress will offer parcel delivery services for Pick.

Check Out VeriTAG from Outside Asia

vtag.cc desktop browser landing page

Once logged in, you are given an account that includes around 4 Umbrage tokens. From there you select the Veri$HOP icon and you will find yourself in the shopping area.

If you’re curious, you can export the private key from your vtag.cc account and import it into a NULS wallet.

The government in Singapore is busy in 2021 passing legislation to support the move to parcel lockers. This article describes the latest bills and laws.

TradeTrust and NFTs will be covered in an upcoming article NULS in Action — Part Two.

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