A blockchain solution for international Amazon deliveries

An old fashioned, centralized solution

Multiple Hops: a risk reduction strategy

Pr(Amazon seller to FSP in California) = 0.95
Pr(FSP to D.C.) = 0.9
Pr(D.C. to Nairobi) = 0.89
Pr(Clearing Customs in Nairobi) = 0.65
Pr(Nairobi Airport to final address) = 0.7
Risk adjustment to cost =  0.66 * Value

Comparing costs

Cost(Amazon seller to FSP1) = (1 - 0.95) *33 = 1.65
Cost(FSP1 to re-shipper2 in D.C.) = (1-0.9) * 33 = 3.3
Cost(FSP2 to Kenya) = (1-0.89) *33 = 3.63
Cost(FSP2 for Clearing Customs in Kenya) = (1-0.65) * 33 = 11.55
Cost(Nairobi Airport via FSP3 to final address) = (1-0.7)*33 = 9.9
summing the above totals yields $30.03

Speaking of chains…

Ethereum Forwarding Service

Conclusion

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Justin Goro

Justin Goro

Creator of WeiDai and 92 times emperor of Tsuranuanni