Techniques described herein provide innovation directed to directing traffic through a distributed network. Packets can be received at a first node that is directed to a second node at a next hop. The second node can be determined to be a member of the distributed network based on information within a distributed ledger stored locally on the first node in which the second node is a member based on fulfilling a condition within a smart contract that manages membership. A one-time session symmetric key can be generated for the packets in which the packets are encrypted based on a distributed network public key target and a tunnel can be generated from the first node to the second node in order to send the packets to the second node. The second node can decrypt the packet using a private key registered with the distributed network and determine a forwarding action. Previously available blockchain systems do not employ abilities to track products beyond mere custody information.
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