5 Years of Hyperledger

Hyperledger first launched in December 2015 with founding members IBM, J.P. Morgan, Accenture and DTCC, among several others. Fast forward to today and, 16 projects later, Hyperledger has been the fastest growing project at the Linux Foundation.

As a way to celebrate this milestone,  we have planned a 5-week panel discussion series with many Hyperledger member companies and other leaders in the community. Five panels, one a week, focused on various topics related to enterprise blockchain. We hope you can join us.

 

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Panel Series

Celebration

 

Week 1

November 16 | 1pm EST

Open Fireside Chat: Grading the First Five Years of Hyperledger

Michael del Castillo of Forbes and Brian Behlendorf talk one on one about the original objectives for Hyperledger and what’s been achieved, changed, failed, and/or removed in the years since the project began.

WATCH THE RECORDING

Brian Behlendorf

Hyperledger

Executive Director

Speaker

Michael Del Castillo

Forbes

Associate Editor

Speaker

November 17 | 1pm EST

Five Years of Hyperledger: What’s the current impact and where will we drive change next?

In 2020, discussions around governance, scaling and managing blockchain networks continued, but we also saw deeper interest in identity and supply chain use cases, given the struggle with COVID-19. This webinar will include company leaders who have been involved in Hyperledger since the early days, and can provide unique perspectives into the growth, hurdles, and challenges that come along with a layered, complex community and a vastly applicable nascent technology. They’ll speak to it from their own experience, where they think the current opportunities are and where Hyperlegder and enterprise blockchain is headed.

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Chris Ferris

IBM

IBM Fellow, CTO Open Technology

Speaker

David Treat

Accenture

Senior Manager Director

Speaker

Brian Behlendorf

Hyperledger

Executive Director

Speaker

Dan O’Prey

Digital Asset

Chief Strategy Officer

Speaker

Hanna Zubko

IntellectEU

Co-founder, CEO

Moderator

Week 2

November 24 | 4:30pm–5:30pm Hong Kong/Singapore time/8:30am–9:30am UK time

Examining Blockchain’s Transformative Role in Digitising Trade and Trade Finance

One of the world’s pressing challenges and opportunities is realising the full benefits of digital trade – for everyone, everywhere. COVID-19 highlighted the fragility of global trade’s reliance on paper-based processes and the pandemic has added urgency to the need for a resilient rebuild of digitisation of the global trade ecosystem. Since its inception five years ago, Hyperledger technologies have played a key role towards achieving this goal.

In this panel, you will hear from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) on its major new initiative to establish a globally harmonised, digitised trade environment. Hyperledger members and blockchain leaders will discuss the development and state of blockchain solutions for trade and trade finance today. The panel will examine issues including:

  • the progress, pitfalls and opportunities companies and consortiums working on blockchain for trade and trade finance are facing
  • which are the platforms to watch
  • progress in interoperability and identity
  • regulatory developments and challenges
  • how to monetise on a blockchain trade finance platform
  • how small and medium sized enterprises can take part – democratising access to global markets
WATCH THE RECORDING

Oswald Kuyler

ICC

Managing Director, Digital Standards Initiative

Speaker

Mark Cudden

We.trade

CTO

Speaker

Atul Patel

Dltledgers

Chief Platform Officer, Hyperledger Trade Finance Special Interest Group

Speaker

Parm Sangha

IBM

Global Blockchain Leader for Trade & Trade Finance

Speaker

Emmanuelle Ganne

World Trade Organisation (WTO)

Senior Analyst, Economic Research Department

Speaker

Julian Gordon

Hyperledger

APAC

Moderator

Week 3

December 1 | 1pm–2pm EST

Blockchain’s Role in the Face of Disruption

2020 has rewritten the rules to almost everything, and there’s nothing like disruption to drive change and even innovation. From short-term responses to crises, like PPE shortages or raging wildfires and hurricanes, to longer term planning for increased accountability and transparency in managing supply chains and addressing climate change, new and increasingly urgent use cases have emerged for blockchain in the past nine months. And more complexity and change is on the horizon as the world tries to refind its footing, navigating vaccine development and distribution, economic recovery and continued climate challenges. This panel will look at some of the ways blockchain is already at work addressing the challenges of 2020 as well as at the work that lies ahead.

WATCH THE RECORDING

Gigo Joseph

Chainyard

VP, Blockchain Services

Speaker

Heather Flannery

ConsenSys Health

Founder, CEO

Speaker

Martin Wainstein

Yale Openlab, Open Earth Foundation & Open Climate

Speaker

Dale Chrystie

FedEx

Blockchain Strategist

Speaker

Michael del Castillo

Forbes

Moderator

Week 4

December 9 | 1pm–2pm EST

The Future of Money: Bringing CBDCs and Other Virtual Currencies to Reality

Distributed ledger technologies can without doubt deliver on the mechanics of peer-to-peer transactions. The real issue is creating an ecosystem with a level of transparency and security that consumers, regulators and companies trust. The closer you move to central banks and fiat currencies, the higher the barriers to buy-in and deployment. This panel will cover current and future initiatives as well as the technology, business and regulatory requirements and challenges at play in the efforts to bring new payment and currency models to market on both the wholesale and retail level.

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Rob Palatnick

DTCC

Managing Director of Global Head of Technology Research and Innovation; Chairman of Hyperledger Board

Speaker

Robert Bench

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Assistant Vice President

Speaker

Matthieu Saint Olive

Consensys

Codefi Payments Product Manager, CBDC Advisor

Speaker

Laura Shin

Crypto/Blockchain Journalist + Podcast producer and host of the Unchained

Moderator

Week 5

December 15, 1pm–2pm EST

The Next Five Years of Enterprise Blockchain, Hyperledger and Beyond

Over the last five years, we’ve seen a swirl of blockchain activity, with peaks of buzz, troughs of disillusionment and, in between, real progress on enterprise adoption. But, by most accounts, we are just starting to see the potential of blockchain for business. So what comes next? In this panel, we’ve gathered leaders from technology, academia and finance to debate what comes next. Topics will include:

  • Blockchain’s role in tackling the biggest challenges ahead, including Climate Change, health credentials, financial inclusion, digital identity, fake news and more
  • Network trends: public vs private; cross chain transactions; multiparty systems and blockchain’s place in the stack; consortia, standards and governance
  • Technologies and start-ups to watch.
  • Thoughts on what might a fully blockchain-enabled future look like
REGISTER

Brian Behlendorf

Hyperledger

Executive Director

Speaker

Sandra Ro

GBBC

CEO

Speaker

Alissa Worley

Accenture

Global Marketing Director – Blockchain

Speaker

Emiliano Vernini

Poste Italiane

Head of ICT Innovation Strategy

Speaker

Michael J. Casey

CoinDesk

Chief Content Officer

Moderator

December 17, 1pm EST

5th Anniversary Networking Celebration Session

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The last 5 years of Hyperledger

2015

December 17

The Linux Foundation announces Hyperledger as new collaborative project

2016

February 9

30 founding members announced + code proposals (Hyperledger Fabric, Sawtooth)

May 19

Hyperledger hires Brian Behlendorf as Executive Director

November 30

Hyperledger reaches 100 members

2017

July 11

Production-ready Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 launches

October 10

First Free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on edX.org launches

149,590 Enrollments to Date

2018

January 30

Production-ready Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.0 launches

October 1

EEA and Hyperledger join each others organizations

December 12

1st ever Hyperledger Global Forum

2019

May 6

Production-ready Hyperledger Iroha 1.0 launches

September 11

ConsenSys joins as a premier member

November 5

Hyperledger launches Certified Service Provider Program

2020

January 30

Hyperledger Fabric 2.0 launches

March 3

2nd Hyperledger Global Forum

March 30

Hyperledger Besu Graduates to Active Status

September 10

5th Hyperledger Member Summit

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