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[VIDEO] Hyperledger Interviews Blythe Masters

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We recently sat down with Blythe Masters, CEO of Digital Asset and the chair of the Hyperledger Governing Board. Digital Asset is a Premier founding member of Hyperledger.

In the interview, Blythe speaks to Digital Assets’ involvement in the project, what Hyperledger and the larger community means to their business and how she believes blockchain will impact the financial services world by saving costs, reducing risk and enhancing capital opportunity.

Blythe believes Hyperledger provides a tremendous opportunity for both large enterprises and small startups to road test blockchain, as well as implement and collaborate on ideas.

Watch the full interview in the video below!

 

Be sure to check back for more video interviews with those in the Hyperledger community. You can also plug into the Hyperledger Community at github, Rocket.Chat, the wiki or our mailing list.

(2.22.17) JAXenter: Brian Behlendorf explains the DevOps of Blockchain

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JAXenter: Hyperledger is one year old. What are the most important accomplishments so far?

Brian Behlendorf: At the end of January, Hyperledger has seen 3,821 commits made by 119 contributors representing 222,865 lines of code. Fabric and Sawtooth Lake projects picked up new contributions, developer momentum, and significant commercial interest over the past year. More than 25 proof of concepts and pilots built on top of the technologies in 2016 by some of the world’s leading financial services institutions. Hyperledger also launched Healthcare Working Group in October to house and foster technical and business-level conversations about appropriate applications for blockchain technology.

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(2.22.17) Computer Business Review: IBM links up with asset manager to bring blockchain to private equity market

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IBM has joined up with asset manager Northern Trust Corporation to bring blockchain technology to the private equity market.

The initiative is in response to the low level of innovation behind private equity businesses, a problematic issue in the modern world in which security, efficiency and transparency are key motivators for investment.

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(2.22.17) CoinDesk: Northern Trust Goes Live With IBM-Powered Private Equities Blockchain

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Northern Trust revealed today it has been discreetly running what may be the world’s first functioning private equities blockchain.

Custom built for Switzerland-based management firm Unigestion, the platform was co-developed by Northern Trust and IBM using Hyperledger’s Fabric code base. Notably, the distributed ledger features an active node that is already providing real-time data to a European regulator.

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