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 group of recipients in which a location of each recipient of the group is unknown and the first node is within a first geographical region. Each recipient of the group can be determined to be a member of the distributed network based on information within a distributed ledger stored locally on the first node. The location of a recipient of the group can be determined to be within a second geographical region that is smaller than the first geographical region based on a transaction recorded by the distributed ledger. Based on determining that the recipient of the group is within the second geographical region, a tunnel from the first node to a second node can be generated to send the packets to the recipient of the group in which the second node is within the second geographical region. This can be performed (routing all traffic hop-by-hop) until copies of the packets reach all the recipients of the group. Previously available blockchain systems do not employ abilities to track products beyond mere custody information.
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Venable, Jeff; Rantzau, Ralf; Nikhil, Alok; Wijnands, Ijsbrand; and Shepherd, Greg, "GROUP ADDRESSING USING DISTRIBUTED LEDGER SYSTEMS", Technical Disclosure Commons, (November 19, 2019)