Blockchain technology developed at the University of Wyoming could change the way food is shipped and tracked across the globe, according to an announcement from the university.

University of Wyoming computer science student Kip DeCastro developed a blockchain code to track a December 2018 shipment of Wyoming beef to Taiwan. Blockchain is a system that maintains a record of transactions across a network of linked computers, allowing for safe and secure data transmission, the university explained.

DeCastro and Philip Schlump of BeefChain collaborated on the code used to track the beef.

BeefChain, a Wyoming-based company, helps the state’s ranchers command more value from their beef by proving that their products are free range and fairly farmed while also giving consumers assurances that the products are safe.