NEC Joins Hyperledger as Premier Member

Aims to implement blockchain in innovative solutions to contribute to greater safety, security, efficiency and equality in society

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (May 31, 2017) Hyperledger, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced today that NEC Corporation has joined as a Premier Member of the project. As a Premier member, Daichi Iwata, Head of NEC’s FinTech Business Development Office, will join the Hyperledger Governing Board.

“NEC joining as a Premier member further broadens Hyperledger’s global footprint and is great to see,” said Hyperledger Executive Director, Brian Behlendorf. “As an innovative leader in efficient social and technical solutions, we’re excited for the value and expertise they can bring to Hyperledger to advance open blockchain services for many industries.”

Hyperledger aims to create common distributed ledger technology that enables organizations to build and run robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions. Since the beginning of 2016, Hyperledger has grown to more than 140 members that span various industries, including finance, healthcare, the Internet of Things and Aeronautics, among several others.

“NEC globally provides safe, secure and efficient social solutions for governments, governmental agencies, financial institutions and other organizations by combining its technology assets with broad systems integration expertise and customer assets,” said Osamu Fujikawa, Senior Vice President, Head of the Business Innovation Unit, NEC. “Regarding blockchain, NEC has been leading academic research on blockchain security since the beginning of Bitcoin. We believe blockchain is a transformative technology and are committed to advancing its adoption by contributing our expertise and knowledge to the Hyperledger community.”

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About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company’s experience and global resources, NEC’s advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society.  For more information, visit NEC at

About Hyperledger

Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance blockchain technology by addressing important features for a cross-industry open standard for distributed ledgers. It is a global collaboration including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and Technology. The Linux Foundation hosts Hyperledger as a Collaborative Project under the foundation. To learn more, visit:

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