Hyperledger Project Announces Addition of Eight New Members
SAN FRANCISCO – May 19, 2016 – Hyperledger Project, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced today that eight new members have joined the initiative to establish an open standard for distributed ledgers that will transform the way business transactions are conducted globally.
By creating a cross-industry open standard for distributed ledgers, any digital exchange with value can securely and cost-effectively be tracked and traded.
“The amount of interest we have received from such a diverse set of companies is a testament to the impact the Hyperledger Project is poised to have,” said Jim Zemlin, Executive Director at The Linux Foundation. “Through this shared investment, these companies can advance an enterprise grade, open source distributed ledger framework upon which users can build and run a variety of business applications.”
Membership investments in this effort have increased by 70 percent since the Hyperledger Project announced its open technical governance structure in February 2016. Working towards an automated, more secure, reliable and transparent way of exchanging and tracking data and assets, the new members join an already diverse group across finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and other technologies. New members include: Beijing AiYi Digital Finance Technology Co. Ltd, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Cloudsoft Corporation Ltd., Coinplug, Cuscal Limited, Eurostep Holdings Ltd., Skry (Coinalytics) and Soramitsu.