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 recipient in which a location of the recipient is unknown and the first node is within a first tier covering a first geographical region. The recipient of the packets 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 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 a second node is within the second geographical region, a tunnel can be generated from the first node to the second node in order to send the packets to the second node in which the second node is within a second tier covering the second geographical region. This can be repeated for N tiers. 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, "AD-HOC N-TIER GLOBAL OVERLAY USING DISTRIBUTED LEDGER SYSTEMS", Technical Disclosure Commons, (November 19, 2019)