SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Chronicled, Inc. today announced the release of their CryptoSeal prototype at the ID Tech Expo in Santa Clara, CA, representing a major step forward in immutable supply chain provenance and the secure movement of physical assets. The tamper-evident CryptoSeals each contain a Near Field Communication (NFC) chip embedded with unique identity information, which is immutably registered and verified on a blockchain. The tamper-evident form factor for the CryptoSeal was developed in partnership with Cellotape Smart Products, a 70 year old Newark, CA based manufacturing company. In addition to an object's identity, the Seal also records the identity of its registrant and packaging or asset metadata to the blockchain. "We can now put a tiny computer chip with cryptographic identity into a slim adhesive seal strip form factor to secure a package," said software engineer Maksym Petkus, "enabling mathematically- and cryptographically-closed loop integration with the blockchain, and securing high-value assets with this tamper-evident technology." With their customizable size, allowing application to a variety of packages from envelopes to shipping containers, CryptoSeals have the ability to securely verify sender identity and timestamp shipment deliveries, and provide a secure chain of custody in the supply chain. "We are excited to be working with the team at Chronicled. We see potential to combine our expertise in materials, adhesives, engineering, and printed electronics with Chronicled's expertise in blockchain and IoT to create solutions for the packaging, shipping, logistics, and product authentication markets," said Tim Daly, President at Cellotape Smart Products. Exciting use cases for the CryptoSeal include pharmaceutical tracking, where a secure chain of custody and immutable provenance are needed but often lacking. The high monetary value, along with the human suffering, of fraudulent pharmaceuticals necessitates new solutions for tracking authenticity. Chronicled's CryptoSeals can be customized to fit and seal shipments of pharmaceuticals, including individuals cartons and containers. If the antenna in the adhesive seal is broken at any time, it will be impossible to verify the chip inside the CryptoSeal, ensuring that patients have confidence when they receive legitimate, untampered pharmaceuticals.