Hyperledger Adds Tradeshift as Premier Member

Company to explore open blockchain technology to accelerate innovation in business-to-business commerce

SAN FRANCISCO  – October 11, 2017 – Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, announced today that Tradeshift has joined the project as a Premier member. With a strong focus on global supply chain management and B2B commerce, Tradeshift is a unique addition to the Hyperledger community. As a Premier member, Gert Sylvest, Tradeshift CTO and co-founder, will sit on the Hyperledger Governing Board. Tradeshift joins other Premier members: Accenture, Airbus, American Express, Change Healthcare, Cisco, CME Group, Deutsche Borse Group, Daimler, Digital Asset, DTCC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, J.P. Morgan, NEC, r3., SAP, and Wanda FFan Technology.

“Tradeshift is a leader in B2B commerce and has an excellent track record of contributing open source technologies and bringing value to communities,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “We share that same vision by aiming to create a common distributed ledger technology, driving collaboration and enabling organizations to build and run industry-specific blockchain applications and solutions. We’re thrilled to see Tradeshift take a leadership role within Hyperledger’s Governing Board.”

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 160 members that span various industries, including finance, healthcare, the Internet of Things and aeronautics, among several others.

“We’re excited to join Hyperledger and further our investment in distributed ledger technology through such a collaborative and innovative model,” said Gert Sylvest, CTO and co-founder, Tradeshift. “In an industry that is continuously transforming, we look forward to contributing to an effort that matches our own values surrounding community, collaboration, interoperability, and openness.”

To see a full list of member companies, visit: https://www.hyperledger.org/about/members. If you’re interested in joining Hyperledger as a member company, please visit: https://www.hyperledger.org/about/join

About Hyperledger

Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and Technology. The Linux Foundation hosts Hyperledger under the foundation. To learn more, visit: https://www.hyperledger.org/.

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