GS1 US Hosts Hemp Hackathon for Burgeoning CBD Business | Information

EWING, New Jersey, September 14, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – GS1 US will host a virtual GS1 US hemp hackathon: Trace & Trust in CBD, from 4th-25th October 2021. Attendees will leverage technologies like blockchain, machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI) to create innovative solutions that provide supply chain transparency for products containing hemp-derived cannabidiol or CBD. A jury awards a prize pool of $ 30,000 in multiple categories, and the winners will be on. announced November 15, 2021.

WHO: The hackathon is open to developers, designers, entrepreneurs or supply chain managers with an interest in supply chain application development, data science, AI, machine learning, blockchain and various programming languages ​​such as JSON, XML and JavaScript. Experts and consultants in the CBD industry are also encouraged to participate.

WHAT: In the burgeoning CBD industry, the ability to track a product’s path is becoming increasingly important in building credibility and trust with consumers, trading partners, and regulators to deliver the level of information transparency they demand. The GS1 US Hemp Hackathon will provide a forum for developing solutions to make the emerging CBD supply chain more visible by leveraging GS1 standards for increased data sharing.

WHEN: The hackathon takes place virtually 4th-25th October 2021. The winners will be announced on November 15, 2021.

WHERE: This is a virtual event. For more information and to register, please visit

About GS1 US: GS1 US®, a member of GS1 global, is a not-for-profit information standards organization that promotes working with industry to improve supply chain transparency and efficiency through the use of GS1 standards, the most widely used supply chain standards to improve the world’s system. Nearly 300,000 companies in 25 industries rely on GS1 US to work with trading partners to optimize their supply chains, drive cost performance and revenue growth, while enabling regulatory compliance. You achieve these advantages through solutions based on the globally unique numbering and identification systems of GS1, barcodes, RFID based on Electronic Product Code (EPC®), data synchronization and electronic information exchange. GS1 US also administers the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code® (UNSPSC®). More information is available at

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Kaitlin Friedmann, GS1 US, 6096208074, kfriedmann@gs1us.rg