“Enabling provenance” is a blockchain technology benefit you always hear about, but what exactly does provenance mean?
Provenance refers to the origin / source of the product in question.
For example, blockchain technology enables data provenance.
Say Alice transferred 10 BTC to Carol -> Carol transfer that 10 BTC to Dick -> Dick transfer that 10 BTC to Ethan.
With blockchain technology, we can trace that the 10 BTC with Ethan actually originated from Alice. Here’s when we say that blockchain technology enables provenance.