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(7.6.16) IT World Canada: Why Hyperledger wants to be the ‘Linux of blockchain’

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Blockchain technology offers many different benefits to enterprise developers — but there’s no cross-industry open standard for how to develop it. That makes it difficult for vendors and CIO customers to place their bets and begin building it into their technology architecture. Hyperledger, a Linux Foundation project to produce a standard open-source blockchain, wants to solve that problem, and it just got an executive director, Brian Behlendorf, to help it on its way. He founded the Apache Software Foundation, was previously on the board of the Mozilla Foundation and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and managed tech VC firm Mithril Capital Management.

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(7.6.16) Telehealth and Medicine Today: Designing Decentralized Ledger Technology for Electronic Health Records

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It is useful to examine an open source project that is creating a distributed ledger for cross-industry use-cases. The Hyperledger Project is a new initiative under the umbrella of Linux Foundation to create an open source enterprise-grade blockchain. It is a collaborative effort towards the development of a distributed ledger that can be used for a variety of use cases to carry out transactions and support advanced features such as smart contracts.

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(7.6.16) Fortune: Can IBM Really Make a Business Out of Blockchain?

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The company is saying all the right things. You can mark 2016 as the year “blockchain” became a buzzword. It’s not as hollow as “cloud,” which marketers have rendered almost meaningless. But “blockchain” is now at the point where everyone and their dogs want a piece of it. One of the loudest evangelists is IBM, which has been touting the potential of blockchain—a technology that can allow companies to create quick, tamper-proof ledgers—to transform everything from finance to trading to insurance.

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(7.6.16) BitCoin Magazine: Hyperledger Global Expansion Adds Seven New Members to Blockchain Initiative

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The Hyperledger Project, led by the Linux Foundation and aimed at the development of an enterprise-grade, open source distributed ledger framework and codebase, recently announced that seven new members have joined the project. New members are INVeSHARE, MonetaGo, Swedish developer Norbloc, the Moscow Exchange, and three Chinese firms: BitSE, Belink Technologies and Onchain.

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Hyperledger Projects Maintains Strong Momentum with New Members

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Project Continues Rapid Growth with the Addition of Seven New Members Since Last Month

SAN FRANCISCO – June 22, 2016 – Hyperledger Project, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced today that seven new members have joined to help create an open standard for distributed ledgers for a new generation of transactional applications.

By creating an enterprise grade, open source distributed ledger framework and code base, the Hyperledger Project is working to enable organizations to build and run robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions.

“The enterprise application of blockchain technology is set to change the way we conduct business and will have a profound impact across all sectors of business,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of Hyperledger Project. “To be able to welcome this many new members each month is not only a testament to what we are doing, but is paramount to our success in developing distributed ledger technology for the world.”

These new members represent continued and significant growth since last month and join a rapidly growing and diverse group across finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and other technologies. New members this month include: Belink Technologies, BitSE, INVeSHARE, MonetaGo, Moscow Exchange, Norbloc and Onchain.

New Member Quotes:

Belink Technologies

“Using an open source framework for distributed ledgers could reduce the technical threshold of application innovation and promote the establishment of uniform standards,” said Chen Hua, CEO of Belink. “Belink is especially pleased to become an active participant in the Hyperledger Project, as the need to adopt distributed ledger technology to help institutions carry out financial service innovation in China grows.”


“Blockchain technology is likely to take human beings to a new big era of an economy republic; Hyperledger is the foundation writing the constitution,” said DJ Qian, Co-Founder and CEO of BITSE. “With a R&D team of blockchain coming from nine different countries, BitSE is more than happy to be part of it as one of the pioneers and willing to contribute thoughts, codes, and anything that matters to accelerate this evolution and reformation.”


“We are delighted to join this global collaboration to create an enterprise grade, open source distributed ledger framework to drive innovation,” said Davidi Gilo, CEO of INVeSHARE. “Blockchain technology has the potential to radically disrupt the operations and economics of the regulated shareholder communications industry. We look forward to contributing our expertise to the Hyperledger Project.”


“Blockchain technology is a game-changer for the world of finance and ultimately all industries; with secure distributed ledgers, real-time information will make markets safer, more efficient and reduce costs,” said Jesse Chenard, CEO at MonetaGo. “Open source projects like Hyperledger Project have the capacity to make long-lasting benefits and innovations across industries. It is a bold vision and we are proud to join forces to standardize Blockchain technology.”

Moscow Exchange

“Moscow Exchange is excited to join the Hyperledger Project,” said Sergei Poliakoff, CIO of Moscow Exchange. “We believe in the future impact of distributed ledger technologies for the whole financial industry. Our team has been exploring possible applications of Blockchain in trading, clearing and settlement. We’re looking forward to working with this robust community to further Hyperledger’s vision and shared ledger technology.”


“Blockchain technology will open up new horizons in peer-to-peer interactions across industries and participants,” said Astyanax Kanakakis, CEO of Norbloc. “The Hyperledger project is uniquely positioned to foster the collaborative approach needed in order to create a successful ecosystem; we’re proud to be part of this effort and contribute our wealth of knowledge to blockchain infrastructure and development.”


“As a leading open-source contributor in China’s blockchain community, Onchain shares the same values as the Linux Foundation and the Hyperledger project intrinsically,” said Da Hongfei, Founder and CEO of Onchain. “We believe international collaboration plus local experience are key to the adoption of distributed ledger technology in China; we are also very excited to see other Chinese blockchain startups join Hyperledger and look forward to adding our combined expertise to the project.”

About Hyperledger Project

The Hyperledger project 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 Project as a Collaborative Project under the foundation. To learn more, visit:

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(5.26.16) EconoTimes: Hyperledger Project Executive Director to keynote blockchain conference ‘Distributed: Trade’

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According to latest announcement, Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project, will be delivering a keynote address at the upcoming ‘Distributed: Trade’ – the first global conference event focusing on blockchain technology applications for both trade networks and financial services – to be held on June 14 in St. Louis.

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(5.23.16) OSTATIC: Key Blockchain Project Adds Numerous New Leaders

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As we’ve reported, if you ask some people, they’ll tell you that the concept of the Blockchain is as dramatic as the creation of the Internet. A continuously growing group of top technology and finance companies including IBM, Wells Fargo and the London Stock Exchange Group is partnering and working with The Linux Foundation toadvance blockchain technology, which is central to how many businesses process transactions.

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(5.19.16) NewsWeek: Bitcoin goes corporate, or at least the blockchain does

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“The back office in financial services is finally sexy again,” says Jim Zemlin, the executive director of the Linux Foundation. It’s not often you hear “back office” and “sexy” in the same sentence, and it may never happen again. But the changes coming to how corporations move stocks and deeds, as well as manage digital rights, could amount to a revolution that could rid the world once and for all of the bibles of paperwork created by things like real estate transactions. All this is happening thanks to a technological outgrowth of the digital currency bitcoin called the blockchain.

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