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Eight New Members Join Hyperledger

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DB Systel, IOHK and IOVlabs & Others Sign On to Support Enterprise Blockchain in Fast Changing Times 

SAN FRANCISCO (June 11, 2020) Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, today announced the latest line-up of members joining its global enterprise blockchain community. Eight new organizations from markets around the world, including DB Systel GmbH, IOHK and IOVlabs, are now part of the multi-venture, multi-stakeholder effort hosted at the Linux Foundation

Like many other organizations, in the last few months Hyperleger has pivoted to virtual community building with a new line-up of webinars, online events and networking and increased content, including a detailed case study by Chainyard and IBM Blockchain on the launch of Trust Your Supplier as a production network with 25 major corporate participants and counting. Even during this transition, the community has pushed ahead with strong member participation at Consensus and ramped up activity in Hyperledger SIGs and Working Groups. Hyperledger also recently announced its 16th project, Hyperledger Cactus, a blockchain integration tool designed to allow users to securely integrate different blockchains. 

“While the dramatic developments over the last few months have created a new and unexpected set of challenges for all of us, the enterprise blockchain community has shown great solidarity and is now focused on new ways forward,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “As a technology, blockchain is and will play an important role of adding trust and transparency to the most essential of transactions and communications. It’s never been clearer that we are past the proof of concept stage for enterprise blockchain. As our line-up of new members underscore, the Hyperledger community is about putting blockchain to work in impactful ways around the world and across industries.” 

Hyperledger allows organizations to create solid, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by offering enterprise-grade, open source distributed ledger frameworks, libraries and tools. General members joining the community are Atomyze by Tokentrust AG, Binarystar, DB Systel GmbH, IOHK, IOVlabs and Public Mint.

Hyperledger supports an open community that values the contributions and participation from various entities. As such, pre-approved non-profits, open source projects and government entities can join Hyperledger at no cost as associate members. Associate members joining this month include Global Blockchain Business Council and the InterWork Alliance. 

New member quotes:

Atomyze by Tokentrust AG

“At Atomyze, we envision to facilitate the digitization and tokenization of commodities and enable them to be traded in a simple and secure way, as well as provide accessibility to illiquid markets. To make this a reality, we have strengthened key partnerships and are in development of a new and next-generation eco-system, with Hyperledger Fabric at its core. We are thrilled to be part of the Hyperledger community and look forward to the continued collaboration,” said Bertalan Vecsei, CTO at Atomyze by Tokentrust AG.

Binarystar

“The Hyperledger community is building one of the most well-studied and well-regarded core blockchain technologies with practical use in large industries,” said Junya Yamamoto, CEO of Binarystar. “Binarystar is happy to participate in the future of this journey by being in the center of the Japanese blockchain industry harvesting and delivering its content directly to over 3,000 and ever-growing base of Japanese members at our blockchain-exclusive business hub.”

DB Systel GmbH

“We are excited to join the Hyperledger community, one of the largest frameworks for development and cooperation on setting up enterprise-grade blockchain solutions and standards,” said Moritz von Bonin, Head of Blockchain & DLT solutions, DB Systel GmbH. “At DB Systel, Deutsche Bahn’s digital partner, over the last few years we have been developing promising ways of deploying the blockchain technology for Deutsche Bahn and other companies. The diverse ideas range from mobility as a service platform, logistics supply chains through to blockchain-based rail control system. We look forward to contributing by exploring collaboration opportunities on multiple technological aspects and cutting-edge projects together with the community members.” 

IOHK 

“The Hyperledger community has an exceptional wealth of shared knowledge and expertise, and we look forward to developing strong relationships with other members of the consortium in order to share our original research, build synergies with other blockchain providers and develop new industrial and business collaborations,” Romain Pellerin, Chief Technical Officer at IOHK. “In particular, membership in Hyperledger will inform the development of our enterprise blockchain solutions and the work we’re doing with governments in developing countries. IOHK is founded on the principles of open source software and decentralized networks, and we would never seek to patent any of our technological advances. It’s great to be involved in an organization which shares that philosophy and is working towards utilising blockchain to create a better industry, and more open, accessible world.”

IOVlabs

“We are thrilled to be part of the Linux Foundation, one of the leading organizations in the promotion of open source software and ecosystems. All of the software contributed to the RSK Network and Infrastrastructure Framework (RIF) by IOVlabs was open sourced and built together with the community. This is essential to provide transparency for the blockchain financial infrastructure we are building,” said Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar, IOVlabs CEO. “Harnessing the benefits of the Bitcoin Network with a suite of tools to create and protect the wealth of those more vulnerable in our society, we’re planting the seeds for global financial freedom, and our membership in the Linux Foundation and Hyperledger will help us accelerate the development and adoption of blockchain platforms fostering opportunity, transparency and trust throughout the world.

Public Mint

“At Public Mint, we believe it’s fundamental to have a frictionless, easy, accessible and open capability to move fiat locally and globally,” said Halsey Minor, founder and CEO at Public Mint.”We’re very excited to be part of the Hyperledger community, and we think this is a great opportunity to work together, addressing business processes in an effective and innovative way.Built on top of Hyperledger Besu, Public Mint is charting new territory as a fiat-native blockchain platform that allows anyone to easily create fiat accounts and transfer funds between any individual, business, device, application and bank. After 25 years of innovating in the enterprise, I can clearly see that with blockchain we are beginning the next major chapter in the incredible story of technology adding business value.”

Members big and small are collaborating across company and country lines to ensure the success of Hyperledger business blockchain technologies, building products, services and solutions on top of Hyperledger code bases that are critical to their lines of business. Learn more about becoming a member of Hyperledger. 

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, healthcare, supply chains, manufacturing and technology. Hyperledger hosts many enterprise blockchain technology projects including distributed ledger frameworks, smart contract engines, client libraries, graphical interfaces, utility libraries and sample applications. All Hyperledger code is built publicly and available under the Apache license. The Linux Foundation hosts Hyperledger under the foundation. To learn more, visit: https://www.hyperledger.org/.

Hyperledger Ecosystem Growth Strong as Members Make Headlines & Discuss Production Deployments at Hyperledger Global Forum 2020

By Announcements, Hyperledger Global Forum

Highlights from the biggest annual gathering of global Hyperledger community 

SAN FRANCISCO and PHOENIX (March 4, 2020) Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, today announced highlights from Hyperledger Global Forum 2020. The event, which is the biggest annual gathering of the global business and technical community driving Hyperledger development and deployment, put members front and center with an opening key panel on Blockchain in Action featuring the latest on production deployments from American Express, Honeywell and newly announced member Walmart. Additional keynotes slated for today by Sheila Warren, Head of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum, and (via video) Don Tapscott, co-author, Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies is Changing the World, and co-founder, Blockchain Research Institute, further underscore the growing global impact of enterprise blockchain technologies. (See a live stream of today’s keynotes here.)

Since the Hyperledger community gathered for the last Hyperledger Global Forum in December of 2018, the multi-venture, multi-stakeholder effort hosted at the Linux Foundation has almost doubled its numbers of projects to a total of 15. Many projects also hit key development milestones, including the release of Hyperledger Fabric 2.0, Hyperledger Iroha 1.0 and, just last week, Hyperledger Besu 1.4. Hyperledger Indy also graduated to active status. Fifty five organizations, including Cargill, ConsenSys, Microsoft, Salesforce and Tech Mahindra, joined Hyperledger over the last year.

Additionally, over half of the companies named in the most recent Forbes Blockchain 50 are using Hyperledger technologies. Three of them, Honeywell, IBM and Microsoft, joined Forbes’ Michael Del Castillo on stage to discuss the business processes and technology infrastructures they’ve rolled out leveraging Hyperledger platforms. 

“In just over four years, the community and ecosystem that have grown around Hyperledger and driven enterprise blockchain technology has been remarkable,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “The rapid pace of innovation and adoption in the last 12 months laid the groundwork for the many successes we are celebrating and next steps we are discussing here at Hyperledger Global Forum. By bringing the technical, academic and government leaders of this market together here in Phoenix, we are fueling the next wave of DLT-powered technical and business advancements.”

Member News

As part of this global gathering of the Hyperledger and blockchain community, a host of members are announcing or showcasing new products, service offerings and milestones. Below is a recap of Hyperledger members’ news:

Blockchain Technology Partners (BTP) & Digital Asset – recently announced commercial support for executing DAML smart contracts on Hyperledger Besu through BTP’s Sextant for DAML product. DAML, the open source smart contract language created by Digital Asset, now enables application portability across three major Hyperledger frameworks: Besu, Fabric and Sawtooth. Sextant for DAML now supports both Hyperledger Besu and Sawtooth, as well as Amazon QLDB and Aurora cloud databases, allowing the same distributed application to be easily deployed across all four platforms. Learn more: https://blockchaintp.com/sextant/daml/

Chainstack – has become the first-ever managed blockchain service provider to launch support for the newly released Hyperledger Fabric 2.0. Deploy multiple high-performing cloud-based Fabric 2.0 networks in under five clicks across a variety of deployment configurations, complete with channels, multiple organizations, peers, ordering service and more. Chainstack’s new managed Fabric service is the simplest way for developers and enterprises to start building solutions on top of the latest version of Fabric 2.0. Find out more: https://chainstack.com

Chainyard – has added Saudi Aramco as a Founding Buyer to the Chainyard Trust Your Supplier ecosystem, a Hyperledger Fabric network for Supplier Information Management, to represent the oil and gas Industry. This brings the consortium to more than 20 major enterprises. Most of these organizations are in pilot stage with two organizations in production and actively onboarding suppliers to the network. Learn more here: https://www.trustyoursupplier.com/#

Circulor – worked with fellow Hyperledger member Daimler to successfully pilot a new approach to CO2 tracking in Daimler’s electric vehicle battery supply chain. Under the umbrella of Daimler’s “Ambition 2039” to become carbon neutral along its entire supply chain, the pilot represents the first time the dynamic measurement of carbon-use has been attributed to the actual flow of materials through the complex web of participants along the electric vehicle battery supply chain. The insights will help Daimler engage with its supply chain to improve sustainability measures. The Circulor traceability platform, built on Hyperledger Fabric and hosted on Oracle, was used as the foundation, with new capabilities built to enable the carbon tracking. Having successfully concluded the pilot, both Daimler and Circulor are now working together on a plan to efficiently scale this to their entire battery supply chain. Learn more: https://www.daimler.com/sustainability/resources/blockchain-pilot-project-supply-chain.html 

Government of Bermuda – announced the second Bermuda Tech Week will take place October 12-16, 2020. Based on the success of the inaugural event in 2019, the Government of Bermuda aims to make Tech Week an annual event on the country’s calendar. Bermuda Tech Week is a gathering for local and international thought leaders to discuss emerging trends and technologies such as blockchain, digital assets, insurtech and artificial intelligence, among others, in a country with a welcoming, stable and well-regulated environment. Click here to view highlights from last year’s event and for more information, please contact bermudatechweek@bda.bm.

LimeChain – is partnering with ReMeLife to create the first blockchain-based healthcare Membership Community helping to provide care support, personal data management, rewards for caring, self-care management, and community engagement. Network participants will be incentivized to perform beneficial actions for healthcare patients. ReMeLife addresses maintaining care in the community, loneliness, community engagement, data ownership and portability, GDPR compliance and CQC reporting, consumer engagement and self-care management, whilst achieving cost savings and efficiencies for consumers and care businesses. Utilizing an Ethereum-based network, like Hyperledger Besu, allows LimeChain to seamlessly create the smart contracts for the tokens out-of-the-box, future proof the network for future scaling while helping participants avoid user inconveniences like transaction fees and gas. Learn more about LimeChain here: https://limechain.tech/

LedgerDomain – will soon release a groundbreaking study as part of the FDA’s DSCSA Pilot Project Program with UCLA Health. The study, currently in peer review, reveals how blockchain would save the US pharmaceutical industry over $180 million each year, along with reducing counterfeits and hidden costs worth billions of dollars. The study features a blockchain-based mobile app, BRUINchain, which was used by real caregivers delivering critical life-saving medications at one of the busiest hospitals in the United States. Learn more: bruinchain.com

Loyyal – announced it has signed a three-year commercial production vendor agreement with The Emirates Group. Loyyal’s blockchain-enabled loyalty and rewards platform, now in production at Emirates Skywards, brings new transparency, efficiency and cost savings to the award-winning loyalty program of Emirates and flydubai with more than 25 million members. Since moving into production, Loyyal’s Hyperledger Fabric-based platform has yielded several positive results including improved transparency between Emirates Skywards and its partners; enhanced security; reduced instances of fraud; improved traceability and reporting capabilities; and the elimination of redundant reconciliation processes. Learn more: https://loyyal.com/

Oracle – now offers customers a variety of options to deploy blockchain networks. Oracle Blockchain Platform Enterprise Edition, based on Hyperledger Fabric, enables flexibility and additional data privacy options by providing an option to deploy blockchain nodes on premises in customer’s data centers or on 3rd party clouds, while still connecting to Oracle Blockchain Platform nodes provided as a managed PaaS offering in Oracle Cloud. Blockchain networks need to be flexible enough to cater to organizational policies and global regulations. Where the nodes are deployed can be subject to legal regulations, such as data residency or data sovereignty. Learn more: https://blogs.oracle.com/blockchain/multi-cloud-and-hybrid-blockchain-networks-with-oracle-blockchain-platform-enterprise-edition

Samsung SDS – announced enhanced features for Nexledger Universal, the blockchain platform list in the Forbes Blockchain 50. Nexledger Universal powered by Hyperledger Fabric can speed up transaction throughput by up to 15 times through “Accelerator.” It also offers “Interoperability” support for public and enterprise blockchain technologies. Moreover, it provides secured data lifecycle management especially for private data and large files by blockchain. Discover more on https://samsungsds.com/

Smart Block Laboratory – announced the release of the CRYPTOENTER©, a blockchain infrastructure for digital banking. The project organizes a single digital space for transmitting financial messages, and it finally removes the existing differences between fiat money and cryptocurrency. The technological basis of the project is a cloud platform for the blockchain economy “Rubicon Blockchain.” It was developed by the Smart Block Laboratory based on Hyperledger Fabric technology hosted by the Linux Foundation. CRYPTOENTER© combines the functionality of interbank payment systems, acquiring services, electronic payment systems and phone payment solutions. The ecosystem of the project allows participants to develop economic ties between countries, making instant cross-border payments and exchange transactions with a low commission, implement p2p lending and other opportunities of the digital economy. CRYPTOENTER© is located in the IBM solutions catalog here.

Sovrin Foundation – announced a new strategic membership initiative aimed at growing the vital and diverse community supporting the Sovrin Network, a decentralized global public network enabling self-sovereign identity on the internet. As a successful implementation of Hyperledger Indy, the Sovrin Network is now built, functional and in use, enabling verifiable credential exchange for many products and services worldwide. To date, the Foundation has laid the essential groundwork required for a successful, trustworthy global Network for identity. This includes: (1) designing and implementing proper, open governance, (2) building an active open source developer and web standards communities, (3) supporting effective network operations, and (4) building and establishing the Sovrin brand and reputation. Currently, over 400 members help support these activities. This Sovrin Membership is not only helping facilitate the growth of Hyperledger Aries, a project focused on interoperability among identity networks and solutions, but also responsible for the latest community-driven reports on data protection regulation, guardianship in blockchain, and the use of distributed ledger technology in the humanitarian sector. The newly announced Sovrin Membership Campaign will further support the growing global use of the Sovrin Network and adoption of self-sovereign identity. Learn more: https://sovrin.org/join-sovrin/

Xooa – recently announced several milestones including: (1) developing a Know Your Customer (KYC) smart contract implemented on Hyperledger Fabric that vastly simplifies the implementation of blockchain-based sanctions compliance, on-boarding, and due diligence processes, then leveraging this prebuilt smart contract to win a KYC enterprise blockchain project; (2) partnering and natively integrating with four major blockchain-as-a-service cloud providers; and (3) becoming a Hyperledger-Certified Service Provider. Learn more: xooa.com

New Hyperledger Training and Certification Offerings

In addition, Hyperledger and the Linux Foundation Training announced the launch of two key technical talent development offerings. First, enrollment is now open for the new Certified Hyperledger Fabric Developer (CHFD) exam. This two hour, live system (no multiple choice) exam is the latest in a series of training content and certification exams aimed at onboarding the next generation of technical talent for professional blockchain technologies. Anyone who registers for the CHFD exam before March 11 will receive a 50% discount off of the $300 full price.

Secondly enrollment is also now open for a new professional certificate program – Developing Blockchain-Based Identity Applications. This program, offered through the edX training platform, is geared towards developers interested in building and deploying applications using the new “self-sovereign” paradigm for digital identity. It explores the possibilities for issuing and managing secure digital identities and credentials offered by Hyperledger Indy, Aries, and Ursa, for building applications on a solid digital foundation of trust. 

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, healthcare, supply chains, manufacturing and technology. Hyperledger hosts many enterprise blockchain technology projects including distributed ledger frameworks, smart contract engines, client libraries, graphical interfaces, utility libraries and sample applications. All Hyperledger code is built publicly and available under the Apache license. The Linux Foundation hosts Hyperledger under the foundation. To learn more, visit: https://www.hyperledger.org/.

About Hyperledger Global Forum 2020 (March 3-6, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona, #HyperledgerForum)

Hyperledger Global Forum is a unique opportunity for users and contributors of Hyperledger projects from across the globe to meet, align, plan and hack together in-person. Open to members and non-members alike, attendees have the chance to talk directly with Hyperledger project maintainers and the Technical Steering Committee, collaborate with other organizations on ideas that will directly impact the future of Hyperledger, and promote their work among the enterprise blockchain community.

Hyperledger Announces Eight New Members, including Clear, Conduent and Walmart, at Hyperledger Global Forum 2020

By Announcements, Hyperledger Global Forum

Welcomes six new Hyperledger Certified Service Providers

SAN FRANCISCO and PHOENIX (March 3, 2020) Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies today announced the addition of eight new members, including Clear, Conduent and Walmart, on the first day of Hyperledger Global Forum 2020 (#HyperledgerForum). 

In addition, Hyperledger, a multi-venture, multi-stakeholder effort hosted at the Linux Foundation, welcomed six new Hyperledger Certified Service Providers. Beijing Proinsight Technology, Kompitech, LimeChain, Mindtree, Xoaa and Zhigui are the latest organizations to complete the criteria for the recently launched program. Members are pre-qualified, vetted service providers who have deep experience helping enterprises successfully adopt Hyperledger enterprise blockchain technologies.

“Adding this great mix of new members and HCSPs is a great opening act for Hyperledger Global Forum,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “Hyperledger is powered by its diverse, global community, and this event is all about bringing Hyperledger users, developers, service providers and enthusiasts together to reflect on what we’ve accomplished so far and, more importantly, where we can go next. The packed show agenda proves just how much we all have to share and the impact this highly engaged and active Hyperledger community is having on the growth of enterprise blockchain.”

Hyperledger allows organizations to create solid, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by offering enterprise-grade, open source distributed ledger frameworks, libraries and tools. General members joining the community are Aiou Technology, Clear, Conduent, Joisto Group, Tangem, Tokenation and Walmart.

Hyperledger supports an open community that values the contributions and participation from various entities. As such, pre-approved non-profits, open source projects and government entities can join Hyperledger at no cost as associate members. Associate members joining this month include Directorate of Information Technology (DIT) of Maharashtra.

New member quotes:

Aiou Technology

“Aiou Technology is glad to join the Hyperledger community,” said Terry Wang, CEO, Aiou Technology. “As a company focusing on blockchain technology’s research and development, we are committed to constructing a consortium BASS (Blockchain-as-a-service) platform and providing professional and targeted blockchain solutions for enterprises and governments. We have accomplished substantial social and economic benefits since the establishment of Aiou three years ago, and successfully empowered the real sector with innovative blockchain technology in multiple fields, including anti-counterfeiting traceability, supply chain finance, data assets sharing, and recording. Aiou looks forward to working together with members of Hyperledger to strengthen the community and promote the development of the blockchain industry.”

Clear

“Clear is a leading provider in the telecom community, active in several networks and working with multiple DLTs,” said Eran Haggiag, Chairman and co-founder at Clear. “We are joining Hyperledger now as we roll out applications to production and are required to fit to any DLT enterprises choose to work on.”

Conduent

“On behalf of global enterprises, we transform business processes by automating and streamlining mission-critical operations through our deep industry experience and the latest technology solutions, to drive efficiencies, reduce costs, increase compliance and enable revenue growth,” said Nikhil Nayab, Global Head, Payments Innovation and Blockchain, Conduent. “We are proud to join the Linux Foundation and the Hyperledger community to contribute our expertise to establish data standards and drive enterprise blockchain adoption.”

Joisto Group

“Hyperledger Fabric implements two important concepts for our ongoing R&D project,” said Jani Partanen, CTO of Joisto Group. “First, as a private and permission blockchain, no computationally heavy consensus algorithm, like proof of work, is required. Secondly, Hyperledger Fabric’s channel architecture complements Joisto’s multi-tenant architecture perfectly.”

Tangem

“It’s a pleasure to join the Hyperledger community,” says Tangem CEO Sergio Mello, “At Tangem, we facilitate trust with a next-gen smartcard solution, powered by a secure chip, that enables mainstream adoption of digital assets. We make it our mission to advance the real life usability of blockchain and to make the world more transparent and trusted. We look forward to working with the Hyperledger community in this evolving market.”

Tokenation

“Thanks to its strong alignment with our vision to tokenize the world one token at the time, Hyperledger Sawtooth emerged as the obvious technology choice,” said Sérgio Silva, Co-Founder & CEO/CIO of Tokenation. “This state-of-the-art, scalable permissioned DLT perfectly matches our needs for a corporate-level approach accessible to all. At Tokenation, we provide your business or idea with a value-adding ecosystem that will allow it to grow via a simplified and low-cost tokenization process.” 

Walmart

“Walmart is excited to participate in Open Source communities, coming together to create scalable and adaptable technology,” said Sanjay Radhakrishnan, Vice President, Walmart Global Tech. “We’ve seen strong results through our various deployments of blockchain, and believe staying involved in open source communities will further transform the future of our business.” 

Members big and small are collaborating across company and country lines to ensure the success of Hyperledger business blockchain technologies, building products, services and solutions on top of Hyperledger code bases that are critical to their lines of business. Learn more about becoming a member of Hyperledger. 

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, healthcare, supply chains, manufacturing and technology. Hyperledger hosts many enterprise blockchain technology projects including distributed ledger frameworks, smart contract engines, client libraries, graphical interfaces, utility libraries and sample applications. All Hyperledger code is built publicly and available under the Apache license. The Linux Foundation hosts Hyperledger under the foundation. To learn more, visit: https://www.hyperledger.org/.

About Hyperledger Global Forum 2020 (March 3-6, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona, #HyperledgerForum)

Hyperledger Global Forum is a unique opportunity users and contributors of Hyperledger projects from across the globe to meet, align, plan and hack together in-person. Open to members and non-members alike, attendees have the chance to talk directly with Hyperledger project maintainers and the Technical Steering Committee, collaborate with other organizations on ideas that will directly impact the future of Hyperledger, and promote their work among the enterprise blockchain community.

Hyperledger Announces Hyperledger Fabric 2.0

By Announcements, Hyperledger Fabric

First Hyperledger project to hit 2.0 milestone, raises the bar for enterprise blockchain 

New release optimized for production deployments with decentralized chaincode features, private data enhancements and improved performance

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (Jan 30, 2020) – Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, today announced the general availability of Hyperledger Fabric 2.0. This major release of Hyperledger Fabric, a distributed ledger framework that’s been under development by the Hyperledger community since 2016, delivers a number of features and enhancements needed to increase the efficiency and security of production deployments. 

Much of the work on Hyperledger Fabric 2.0 focused on new ways to manage the chaincode (or smart contract) lifecycle to maximize flexibility, remove bottlenecks and create more options to distribute governance. Security and data privacy were also big development priorities, so many features and enhancements are geared towards delivering more granular control of private channels and minimizing vulnerabilities. 

Key Hyperledger Fabric 2.0 features include:

Decentralized governance for smart contracts — Hyperledger Fabric 2.0 introduces decentralized governance for chaincode, with a new process for installing a chaincode on your peers and starting it on a channel. The new Fabric chaincode lifecycle allows multiple organizations to come to agreement on the parameters of a chaincode, such as the chaincode endorsement policy, before it can be used to interact with the ledger. The new model offers several improvements over the previous lifecycle, including requiring multiple organizations to agree to the parameters of a chaincode, creating a more deliberate chaincode upgrade process and simplifying endorsement policy and private data collection updates

New chaincode application patterns for collaboration and consensus — The same decentralized methods of coming to agreement that underpin the new chaincode lifecycle management can also be used in your own chaincode applications to ensure organizations consent to data transactions before they are committed to the ledger. Organizations can add automated checks to chaincode functions to validate additional information before endorsing a transaction proposal. Additionally, human decisions can be modeled into a chaincode process that spans multiple transactions. The chaincode may require actors from various organizations to indicate their terms and conditions of agreement in a ledger transaction. Then, a final chaincode proposal can verify that the conditions from all the individual transactors are met, and “settle” the business transaction with finality across all channel members.

External chaincode launcher —The external chaincode launcher feature empowers operators to build and launch chaincode with the technology of their choice. Use of external builders and launchers is not required as the default behavior builds and runs chaincode in the same manner as prior releases using the Docker API.

Private data enhancements — Hyperledger Fabric 2.0 enables new patterns for working with and sharing private data, without the requirement of creating private data collections for all combinations of channel members that may want to transact. Specifically, instead of sharing private data within a collection of multiple members, you may want to share private data across collections at a transaction or state key level with selected channel members. Each private data collection may contain a single organization, or perhaps a single organization along with a regulator or auditor.

State database cache for improved performance on CouchDB — When using external CouchDB state database, read delays during endorsement and validation phases have historically been a performance bottleneck. With Hyperledger Fabric 2.0, a new peer cache replaces many of these expensive lookups with fast local cache reads.

Alpine-based docker images — Starting with 2.0, Hyperledger Fabric Docker images will use Alpine Linux, a security-oriented, lightweight Linux distribution. This means that Docker images are now much smaller, providing faster download and startup times, as well as taking up less disk space on host systems. Alpine Linux is designed from the ground up with security in mind, and the minimalist nature of the Alpine distribution greatly reduces the risk of security vulnerabilities.

For more on the features and enhancements, see What’s new in Hyperledger Fabric 2.0.

“Hyperledger Fabric has established itself as a popular and practical distributed ledger framework and has powered much of the transition from conceptualization to commercialization we’ve seen in enterprise blockchain,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “Fabric 2.0 is a new generation framework developed by and for the enterprises that are building distributed ledger capabilities into the core of their businesses. This new release reflects both the development and deployment experience of the Fabric community and confirms the arrival of the production era for enterprise blockchain.”

Hyperledger Fabric is already widely deployed in PoCs and production networks of all sizes and scales. To ensure smooth transition to this new version, there is a range of documentation specifically for Upgrading to the latest release. There’s also documentation on Upgrading your components and Updating the capability level of a channel, as well as a specific look at the Considerations for getting to Fabric 2.0

Community quotes:

“The release of Hyperledger Fabric 2.0 is an important step forward in the on-going evolution of DLT, and was developed based on feedback from real-world use, including improved chaincode management capabilities and performance enhancements,” stated Rob Palatnick, Managing Director and Global Head of Technology Research and Innovation at The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) and Governing Board Chair at Hyperledger. “DTCC’s work with Hyperledger enables us to bring DLT expertise and knowledge in-house while contributing our learnings and progress on enterprise-scale projects with the DLT community. We look forward to our continued efforts around Fabric 2.0 and in working with Hyperledger.

“I am delighted to see Hyperledger Fabric v2.0 released,” said Nao Nishijima, Researcher, Hitachi, Ltd. “Hitachi has contributed to the social innovation through the development of superior, original technology and products since its foundation in 1910.  Hitachi believes that Hyperledger Fabric v2.0 and related blockchain technologies will further expand the possibility to merge sustainability and business and to resolve social issues through the contribution to the initiatives like Society 5.0 and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Hitachi continues to contribute to the Hyperledger community and to provide blockchain solutions for various industries.” 

“IBM is excited about this key milestone in Hyperledger Fabric’s development lifecycle,” said Jerry Cuomo, IBM Fellow and VP of Blockchain Platform, IBM. “We are proud to have been part of the community that has collaborated on its development, and we are eager to upgrade the IBM Blockchain Platform — industry’s first multi-cloud implementation of Hyperledger Fabric — to leverage the new capabilities and improved performance in this milestone release.”

“IntellectEU is grateful to have been a part of the Hyperledger community since the very beginning,” said Thomas Bohner, VP of Blockchain at IntellectEU. “The release of Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 was a breakthrough for enterprise blockchain. Today we are excited about the Hyperledger Fabric 2.0 release. More specifically the private data enhancements that will drive adoption for our clients in the financial services industry. Our engineering team will be applying decentralised governance for chaincode when helping our clients migrating to Fabric 2.0.” 

“Oracle is excited about Fabric 2.0 GA release,” said Mark Rakhmilevich, Senior Director, Blockchain Production Management at Oracle. “Hyperledger Fabric underpins Oracle Blockchain Platform, which is used by numerous customers in production, and a number approaching production deployments.  The new capabilities in this release will directly benefit these customers who are looking for greater data privacy capabilities, increased performance, and decentralized consensus mechanism.  I also think the new decentralized governance model for chaincode updates and organization-specific extensions will enable broader flexibility and help with the chaincode update process in consortia environments. These practical improvements will help to accelerate adoption of Fabric across our enterprise customers and government organizations. Oracle is very committed to Hyperledger Fabric and we’d like to congratulate the Fabric community on this important milestone.”

“We’re excited to stand alongside our friends as they launch Hyperledger Fabric 2.0,” said Troy Ronda, Chief Scientist for SecureKey Technologies Inc. “This release demonstrates a mature project with enhanced performance and deployment features that will allow for innovative identity projects to come to fruition, like our Verified.Me service. Hyperledger’s projects – such as Fabric and Aries – provide important open source components for building ecosystem services like Verified.Me, and we’re happy to contribute to such an excellent and dedicated community.”

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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, healthcare, supply chains, manufacturing and technology. Hyperledger hosts many enterprise blockchain technology projects including distributed ledger frameworks, smart contract engines, client libraries, graphical interfaces, utility libraries and sample applications. All Hyperledger code is built publicly and available under the Apache license. The Linux Foundation hosts Hyperledger under the foundation. To learn more, visit: https://www.hyperledger.org/.

Hyperledger Kicks Off 2020 at Davos, Welcomes Six New Members

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Launches Climate SIG and DCI Working Group

SAN FRANCISCO and DAVOS (January 22, 2020) Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, took to the stage at “Blockchain Central” in Davos during the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting with an update on the growing impact of the global Hyperledger community on the adoption of enterprise blockchain. The multi-venture, multi-stakeholder effort hosted at the Linux Foundation also welcomed six more members to its global community, including Adoriasoft, Cognizant and the University of Hong Kong. 

In addition, this week Hyperledger launched two important community groups. The Hyperledger Climate Action and Accounting Special Interest Group (SIG) will bring stakeholders together to look at climate related use cases​ with an initial focus on a global and open climate accounting system​ that will help achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.

The Diversity, Civility and Inclusion (DCI) Working Group is geared toward building a community with a culture of encouraging people to voice their diverse opinions. Part of its launch includes the release of a survey to benchmark current sentiment and experiences in the Hyperledger community. 

“Being a part of the Global Blockchain Business Council’s ‘Blockchain Central’ in Davos is a great chance to see the global momentum for blockchain and help us keep our focus on the impact the technology can have on business and beyond,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “The pace of innovation and the real-world impact of enterprise blockchain are top of mind for us as we head into Hyperledger Global Forum, which is just over two months away. We look forward to the role these new members and community-driven initiatives like the Climate SIG and DCI Working Group will have on the evolution and application of blockchain in the near and long term.”

Hyperledger allows organizations to create solid, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by offering enterprise-grade, open source distributed ledger frameworks, libraries and tools. General members joining the community are Adoriasoft, Cognizant, inwinSTACK and Symbridge.

Hyperledger supports an open community that values the contributions and participation from various entities. As such, pre-approved non-profits, open source projects and government entities can join Hyperledger at no cost as associate members. Associate members joining this month include Substra Foundation and The University of Hong Kong.

New member quotes:

Adoriasoft

“It is the right time for distributed ledgers to become an integral part of a variety of business IT solutions considering their well known advantages and benefits,” says Volodymyr Kostanda, CEO of Adoriasoft. “For us as a blockchain R&D provider, it’s crucial to join the Hyperledger and Linux Foundation communities to share ideas, contribute to the ongoing development efforts of Hyperledger technologies and support the ecosystem by bringing in our previous expertise and background in science-intensive DLT and cryptography spaces. Moreover, we are launching a blockchain education initiative and it is important for us to hear the community. We consider it as the right strategic step.” 

Cognizant

“As a global professional services leader, Cognizant is helping clients achieve their digital transformation goals,” said Lata Varghese, Vice President, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies, Cognizant. “By joining the Linux Foundation and Hyperledger, Cognizant will be working with several notable organizations to advance the Blockchain and DLT ecosystems for users around the globe.”

inwinSTACK 

“inwinSTACK is proud to be one of many pioneers joining the open source Hyperledger community,” said Joseph Wang, Vice President of inwinSTACK. “Hyperledger provides a lot of useful collaboration tools to enable contributors to engage in blockchain technology enhancement and integration. As a member of Hyperledger, we will work with the community to assist enterprises in building blockchain solutions and make use of the interoperability with ease.” 

Symbridge

“We are honored to join the formidable Hyperledger community,” said Michael McGuire, CEO and co-founder of Symbridge. “As the first blockchain native digital asset exchange to leverage Hyperledger Fabric blockchain technology, we are helping to bridge the gap between digital asset innovation and traditional markets – creating a public, peer-to-peer staked network. After analyzing different blockchain platforms, Hyperledger Fabric quickly became the obvious choice due to its scalability, high availability, and industry adoption. We will be entering beta shortly, and we are actively hiring experts who can help us further leverage the Hyperledger Fabric open source network and promote adoption.” 

Members big and small are collaborating across company and country lines to ensure the success of Hyperledger business blockchain technologies, building products, services and solutions on top of Hyperledger code bases that are critical to their lines of business. Learn more about becoming a member of Hyperledger. 

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, healthcare, supply chains, manufacturing and technology. Hyperledger hosts many enterprise blockchain technology projects including distributed ledger frameworks, smart contract engines, client libraries, graphical interfaces, utility libraries and sample applications. All Hyperledger code is built publicly and available under the Apache license. The Linux Foundation hosts Hyperledger under the foundation. To learn more, visit: https://www.hyperledger.org/.

About Hyperledger Global Forum 2020 (March 3-6, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona, #hyperledgerglobalforum)

Hyperledger Global Forum will offer the unique opportunity for more than 1,000 users and contributors of Hyperledger projects from across the globe to meet, align, plan and hack together in-person. Open to members and non-members alike, attendees will have the chance to talk directly with Hyperledger project maintainers and the Technical Steering Committee, collaborate with other organizations on ideas that will directly impact the future of Hyperledger, and promote their work among the enterprise blockchain community.

Standard pricing for Hyperledger Global Forum 2020 ends on February 18. Register today and save up to $400.

Hyperledger Unveils Keynotes, Speaker Line-up for Hyperledger Global Forum 2020

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Announces Keynote Sessions by Blockchain Revolution Author and World Economic Forum Blockchain Leader for March Event in Phoenix, Arizona

SAN FRANCISCO (November 25, 2019) Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, today announced the agenda details for Hyperledger Global Forum 2020, which will take place March 3 – 6 in Phoenix, Arizona. The show is open to any and all who are involved or interested in using, developing or learning more about Hyperledger’s open source, multi-stake holder enterprise blockchain technologies.

More than 1,000 Hyperledger contributors, members, service providers and enterprise end users from around the world will gather for this second Hyperledger Global Forum. The packed four days will include keynote sessions from 

  • Don Tapscott, Co-author, Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies is Changing the World, and Co-founder, Blockchain Research Institute
  • Sheila Warren, Head of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum

“The transformation from an Internet of information to an Internet of value is well underway,” said Don Tapscott, Co-founder, Blockchain Research Institute, and keynote speaker for Hyperledger Global Forum 2020.  “Leaders in enterprise and government who not just embrace this new technological transformation, but lead it, will reap the benefits. However blockchain needs stewardship and forums like this are critical to understanding, partnerships, governance and widespread adoption.”

The agenda will also feature more than 70 sessions, including dozens of breakout sessions plus panels, workshops and a Demo Theater. Topics will range from business talks such as Governing DLT Networks to forward-looking sessions like Building Identity and Credit Solutions for the Developing World Using Hyperledger Technology to technical basics such as Hyperledger Fabric 101. To ensure a compelling content agenda that aligns with top of mind issues for its community, Hyperledger turned the selection process over to an external Program Committee. This community group went through a detailed review process to determine the speaker line-up for Hyperledger Global Forum 2020.

“The inaugural Hyperledger Global Forum in Basel energized our community and helped drive much of the momentum we’ve seen on the development and deployment fronts in 2019,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “Hyperledger Global Forum 2020 will bring even more people together for a deep dive into all things Hyperledger. Thanks to our distinguished keynote speakers and the calibre of the content curated by our hard working Program Committee, we anticipate our event will fully engage both business and technical audiences and further boost the energy and excitement within the Hyperledger community and broader enterprise blockchain market.”

About Hyperledger Global Forum 2020 (#HyperledgerForum)

Hyperledger Global Forum is an opportunity for users and contributors of Hyperledger projects from across the globe to meet, align, plan and hack together in-person. Open to members and non-members alike, attendees will have the chance to talk directly with Hyperledger project maintainers and the Technical Steering Committee, collaborate with other organizations on ideas that will directly impact the future of Hyperledger, and promote their work among the enterprise blockchain community. Hyperledger Global Forum 2020 will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, from March 3-6, 2020. 

Initial event partners include Accenture (Diamond Sponsor), Digital Assets (Bronze Sponsor), SecureKey (Bronze Sponsor), Blockchain Technology Partners (Startup Sponsor), BlocWatch (Startup Sponsor), Xooa (Startup Sponsor), DTCC (Diversity Scholarship Sponsor), Accord Project (Associate Community Sponsor), Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (Associate Community Sponsor), Sovrin Foundation (Associate Community Sponsor) and Ledger Insights (Media Partner). 

To register, go to: https://events19.linuxfoundation.org/events/hyperledger-global-forum-2020/register/. Early bird registration ends December 18.

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, healthcare, supply chains, manufacturing and technology. Hyperledger hosts many enterprise blockchain technology projects including distributed ledger frameworks, smart contract engines, client libraries, graphical interfaces, utility libraries and sample applications. All Hyperledger code is built publicly and available under the Apache license. The Linux Foundation hosts Hyperledger under the foundation. To learn more, visit: https://www.hyperledger.org/.

Hyperledger Announces Eight New Members, Host of Project Updates

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Adds Telefónica, Tech Mahindra, ETC Cooperative and More

SAN FRANCISCO (November 21, 2019) Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, announced the latest line-up of new members to join its enterprise blockchain community. Eight new members, including Telefónica, Tech Mahindra and ETC Cooperative, have joined bringing added diversity to the multi-venture, multi-stakeholder effort hosted at the Linux Foundation

Hyperledger recently unveiled a host of project news, including the introduction of Hyperledger Avalon, the release of Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.2 and Sawtooth PBFT 1.0 and updates to Hyperledger Quilt and Hyperledger Burrow. In addition, Hyperledger announced the launch on the Hyperledger Certified Service Provider (HCSP) program along with five initial members. The Hyperledger community also came together in Russia for its first Moscow Bootcamp

“The fourth quarter has been busy on many fronts,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “We’ve hit the 15 project milestone with the introduction of Hyperledger Avalon, and are seeing growing development and traction across our other projects. We have also launched our Hyperledger Certified Service Provider program to boost deployment speed and efficiency for enterprises. Now, this diverse line-up of new members adds even more depth and breadth to our community and momentum to our efforts to advance the state of enterprise blockchain technologies.”

Hyperledger allows organizations to create solid, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by offering enterprise-grade, open source distributed ledger frameworks and code bases. General members joining the community are BlocWatch, BondEvalue, Ledger Leopard, LimeChain, Telefónica, Tech Mahindra and Vonechain Technology. 

Hyperledger supports an open community that values the contributions and participation from various entities. As such, pre-approved non-profits, open source projects and government entities can join Hyperledger at no cost as associate members. Associate members joining this month include ETC Cooperative.

New member quotes:

BlocWatch

“We are excited and proud to join the Hyperledger community,” said Aaron Klein, Co-Founder & CEO of BlocWatch. “At BlocWatch, we are dedicated to helping enterprise users, and their service providers, adopt and leverage blockchain technology. We provide blockchain users with visibility, monitoring, and automated operational and security alerting to ensure the best possible return on their blockchain investment.”

BondEvalue

“As a blockchain bond exchange that connects with financial institutions, we are delighted to join the Hyperledger community and leverage its powerful permissioned blockchain technology,” said Rajaram Kannan, Co-founder and CTO at BondEvalue. “Our Hyperledger Sawtooth-based system is able to match and settle trades within a few seconds that otherwise take 2-3 days.”

Ledger Leopard

“Ledger Leopard, as a blockchain solution provider, works with multiple solutions to provide the right fit for our customers,” said Jeroen van Megchelen, CTO of Ledger Leopard. “Blockchain brings a set of tools and benefits to work together in a supply chain in a more efficient and trustworthy way. The Hyperledger technologies and community are an example of the decentralized corporation and willingness to think outside the box and create and better business models. Becoming a part of the Hyperledger family and working with the global community is a logical step to bring this to the next level. The paradigm shift of blockchain needs to come from a movement and we are proud to be part of this ecosystem. Together we will create the digital identity to move through optimized supply chains where people have control of their own data, and do tokenized payments, using Hyperledger Indy for identification systems.”

LimeChain

I’m extremely happy and thrilled to share that LimeChain is joining Hyperledger and the Linux Foundation!” said Nick Todorov, CEO, and co-founder of LimeChain. “As a premier Blockchain & DLT solutions provider this is not just a logical next step for us, but a strategic move that will help LimeChain provide even better solutions to its clients and partners. We are really excited about working with Hyperledger and about the potential synergies we will see with the Hyperledger community.”

Tech Mahindra

“Tech Mahindra has demonstrated strong product development capabilities using Hyperledger projects by developing 25+ Blockchain platforms and also implemented one of the world’s largest Blockchain networks covering 400 million+ subscribers in India to fight spam calls and text,” said Rajesh Dhuddu, Global Practice Leader – Blockchain, Tech Mahindra. “By joining Hyperledger, Tech Mahindra would like to play a strong role in architecting the future of Hyperledger technologies by architecting cutting-edge solutions to solve tough business problems for enterprises globally.”

Telefónica 

At Telefónica we have been exploring the real value of blockchain for our customers for a long time, and we believe that value is in the layer of trust that adds to operations,” says José Luis Núñez, Global Head for Blockchain at Telefónica. “Hyperledger’s community is key in the development of the technology that companies and organizations from all industries are using as a de facto standard for building business blockchain networks. We are delighted with the possibility of contributing to both the ongoing projects and new initiatives that may be launched in the coming months to continue helping companies in building these trusted networks.”

Vonechain Technology

“Blockchain is not only known as the basic technology of human collaboration, but is also one of the technical foundations of the digital world that we will be living in the future. Thus Hyperledger is going to be the factual standard of consortium blockchain between organizations,” said Vonechain Technology CEO Terry Liu. “As a blockchain innovator that serves the global market, Vonechain Technology strives to match suitable blockchain application to clients from all over the world based on four major product lines, which are tracing platform, autonomous platform, digital assets management platform, business environment platform, and 10 solutions.”

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, healthcare, supply chains, manufacturing and technology. Hyperledger hosts many enterprise blockchain technology projects including distributed ledger frameworks, smart contract engines, client libraries, graphical interfaces, utility libraries and sample applications. All Hyperledger code is built publicly and available under the Apache license. The Linux Foundation hosts Hyperledger under the foundation. To learn more, visit: https://www.hyperledger.org/.

Hyperledger Launches Certified Service Provider Program To Boost Deployment Speed and Efficiency

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First Wave of Hyperledger Certified Service Provides Includes Accenture, Ant Financial, Beijing PeerSafe Technology Co., Chainyard and IBM

SAN FRANCISCO (November 5, 2019) – Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, today announced the launch of its Hyperledger Certified Service Provider (HCSP) program. Members are pre-qualified, vetted service providers who have deep experience helping enterprises successfully adopt Hyperledger enterprise blockchain technologies. The first wave of companies to complete the criteria and qualify as HCSPs for Hyperledger Fabric are Accenture, Ant Financial, Beijing PeerSafe Technology Co., Chainyard and IBM.

The HCSP program offers service providers from around the world training and professional certification that ensures each member has the mastery to install, configure, operate, manage and troubleshoot networks built on Hyperledger distributed ledger technologies (DLTs). These certified service providers, in turn, offer support, consulting, professional services and training to enterprises embarking on their blockchain journey. 

“As the pace of adoption for Hyperledger technologies accelerates, the need for support, training and other services has grown exponentially as well,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “Enterprises are looking for partners with the expertise needed to deploy Hyperledger DLTs quickly and efficiently and to ensure ongoing success. By providing a structured program to train and certify service providers on core Hyperledger technologies, we are creating the infrastructure for both enterprises and services companies to meet the demands of deploying production networks and developing and supporting new applications.” 

To become a HCSP, an organization must be a Hyperledger member, have three or more engineers who have passed the Certified Hyperledger Administrator Exam for a specific project and have a business model to support enterprise end users, including putting engineers at a customer site. Currently, certification is available for both Hyperledger Fabric and Hyperledger Sawtooth. The Certified Hyperledger Fabric Administrator Exam and Certified Hyperledger Sawtooth Administrator Exam are offered by the Linux Foundation Training. 

Quotes from HCSP members:

Accenture

“Hyperledger and Accenture are aligned in the collaborative mission to ensure Hyperledger technologies are deployed in a way that drives clients’ confidence,” says Tracy Kuhrt, a Senior Technology Architect at Accenture and Hyperledger Technical Steering Committee member. “We are proud to be a founding Hyperledger Certified Service Provider because it underscores that commitment. We look forward to continuing to drive the success and growth of Hyperledger technologies.”

Ant Financial

“Ant Blockchain have been collaborating with Hyperledger in building blockchain ecosystems together, and we are happy to be certified by Hyperledger as an HCSP for our technical expertise,” said Shan Yu, Leader of Blockchain Cloud Service, Ant Blockchain, Ant Financial. “Ant Blockchain is dedicated to providing products and technologies for interconnecting various blockchain together, like BaaS for Ant Blockchain, Hyperledger Fabric and Quorum, and ODATS for heterogeneous blockchain (e.g., between Hyperledger Fabric and Ant Blockchain) interoperability.”

Beijing PeerSafe Technology Co., Ltd

“PeerSafe is honored to be one of the first HCSP members,” said Ting Yan, CEO, Beijing PeerSafe Technology Co.,Ltd. “We have accumulated a lot of Fabric implementation experience in finance, government, IoT and other markets. We look forward to continuing to cooperate with Hyperledger to promote the development of enterprise-level blockchain as a certified service provider.” 

Chainyard

“We are seeing our clients making significant investments in Hyperledger Fabric blockchain solutions. Managing the complex blockchain solutions and their networks requires expertise to ensure security, performance and scalability,” said Isaac Kunkel, Chainyard SVP Consulting Services. “We continue to be an active member of the Hyperledger community and excited to be the first company in the world to receive the Hyperledger Certified Service Provider for Fabric designation.”

IBM

“The addition of the Hyperledger Certified Service Provider program demonstrates continued progress in the maturity of the Hyperledger ecosystem,” said Jerry Cuomo, VP IBM Blockchain Platform. “Given IBM’s significant investment in Hyperledger Fabric, we are pleased to be among the inaugural certified service providers.”

For more on the impact of HCSP certification, read the post Hyperledger Certifications Give Experts A Professional Edge from Chainyard, the first organization to qualify as a HCSP.

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, healthcare, supply chains, manufacturing and technology. Hyperledger hosts many enterprise blockchain technology projects including distributed ledger frameworks, smart contract engines, client libraries, graphical interfaces, utility libraries and sample applications. All Hyperledger code is built publicly and available under the Apache license. The Linux Foundation hosts Hyperledger under the foundation. To learn more, visit: https://www.hyperledger.org/.

Hyperledger Adds Five More Members, Shines Spotlight on Financial Use Cases at Sibos

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Launches Capital Markets Special Interest Group, Hosts 20 Member Demos

SAN FRANCISCO (September 25, 2019) Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, put a spotlight on the growing adoption of enterprise blockchain in the financial sector this week at Sibos. Member demos in the Hyperledger booth (#E105) showcase 20 finance use cases. And, to fuel further collaboration and adoption in the market, Hyperledger also launched its Capital Markets Special Interest Group (SIG).

In addition, Hyperledger, the multi-venture, multi-stakeholder effort hosted at the Linux Foundation, announced it welcomed five more members to its global community. It also recently approved its 15th project, Hyperledger Besu, the first public chain compatible blockchain project in the Hyperledger greenhouse.

“Sibos is always a time to take stock of the progress of blockchain both in the finance space and the enterprise market in general,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “The depth and breadth of demos taking place in our booth is just the latest testament to the impact Hyperledger technologies are having across the finance industry. Start-ups, blue chip companies, service providers and ISVs are showing blockchain in action, streamlining transactions, securing identities, verifying credentials and settling trades. And our growing membership and deepening community involvement through SIGs and other working groups show that the pace of adoption will only accelerate from here.” 

Hyperledger allows organizations to create solid, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by offering enterprise-grade, open source distributed ledger frameworks and code bases. 

The latest premier member to join Hyperledger is ConsenSys. General members joining the community are Ankr, Avanza Innovations and Chengtay Infotech. Hyperledger supports an open community that values the contributions and participation from various entities. As such, pre-approved non-profits, open source projects and government entities can join Hyperledger at no cost as associate members. Associate members joining this month include Collegium Da Vinci.

New member quotes:

Ankr

“At Ankr, we believe blockchain is the driving force for Web 3.0,” said Chandler Song, Founder and CEO, Ankr. “At this important stage for the technology, Hyperledger is bridging the gap between blockchain innovators and existing enterprises. We are excited to work with Hyperledger to bring blockchain to mainstream adoption.”

Avanza Innovations

“Avanza Innovations is thrilled to be part of Hyperledger community. Hyperledger Fabric is Avanza’s go-to blockchain platform for our 12 plus production-grade implementations comprising tier one government entities, regulators and large corporations in the GCC and Middle East region,” said Waqas Mirza, CEO of Avanza Innovations. “Joining Hyperledger community as a member will give us access and reach to colleagues and partners in other regions, providing us with the opportunity to learn from them, share our successes and lessons and contribute to the vibrant Hyperledger ecosystem. Since all our blockchain implementations are Hyperledger driven, Avanza’s technical and engineering teams closely monitor and follow all new developments and enhancements taking place in Hyperledger projects. Coming onboard as a member will give our technology teams more insights and access to such enhancements, thereby enabling us to keep offering better solutions to our customers.”

Chengtay Infotech

“Chengtay Infotech is honored to join the Linux Foundation and Hyperledger,” said Peng Bi, Vice President of Chengtay Infotech. “We believe that blockchain technology enables the financial industry to serve the real economy faster, safer and more efficiently and that Hyperledger is at the forefront. Chengtay Infotech is fully committed to applying blockchain technology to clearing, digital bills, supply chain finance, asset securitization/ABS, credit reporting, asset custody and user identity/account identification across different industries. We plan to share our expertise and knowledge with Hyperledger and its community members to advance blockchain technologies.”

ConsenSys

“At ConsenSys, we are steadfast believers in rigorous standards and governance for open source projects,” said Joe Lubin, Founder of ConsenSys and Ethereum co-creator. “Hyperledger is a stalwart institution in our space, and has done an exceptional job of bringing alignment, clarity, and collaboration among disparate projects and opening the doors to enterprise adoption. Through our membership in Hyperledger, we’re excited to continue bringing Ethereum, in its public mainnet form as well as via instantiations of private permissioned networks using the technology, to the enterprise community, pushing our vision for Web 3.0 — the decentralized World Wide Web — forward.” 

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/.

 

ConsenSys Joins Hyperledger as a Premier Member

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New York and San Francisco, September 11, 2019  — ConsenSys and Hyperledger announced today that ConsenSys has become the newest Premier Member of Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, hosted by the Linux Foundation. Additionally, ConsenSys’s PegaSys protocol engineering group submitted its Ethereum client, formerly known as Pantheon, as the project Hyperledger Besu, the first public chain compatible blockchain submission to Hyperledger. 

ConsenSys will join a Hyperledger membership made up of 270+ leading companies in finance, banking, IoT, supply chain, manufacturing and technology. ConsenSys’ PegaSys submitted a blockchain framework based on public Ethereum for users to build and run robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support business transactions. As a member of the Hyperledger community, ConsenSys will explore interoperability across blockchains and help drive standards to support enterprise-grade blockchain environments. Hyperledger Besu will benefit from a global community of Hyperledger developers, technical working groups, and leading open-source governance standards. 

“As a new premier member, ConsenSys is now an active part of the Hyperledger community and the open source, open governance approach to blockchain,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “By submitting the code for Hyperledger Besu right out of the gate, ConsenSys is showing its support for our mission to build a broad coalition for advancing enterprise blockchain. The more technologies and members we have working together, the stronger the foundation we can collectively build for blockchain-based solutions.”

Joseph Lubin, Co-Founder of Ethereum and Founder of ConsenSys, will join the governing board of Hyperledger, which now counts 22 members. “PegaSys and ConsenSys have been committed to open source software and submitting Hyperledger Besu to Hyperledger demonstrates that commitment. Public networks with tens of thousands of nodes are most appropriate in a world in which we will see the tokenization of many types of assets and resources.”

Hyperledger Besu is the 15th project in the Hyperledger greenhouse. Hyperledger Besu, a Java-based Ethereum client formerly known as Pantheon, is the first blockchain project submitted to Hyperledger that can operate on a public blockchain. Besu represents the growing interest of enterprises to build both permissioned and public network use cases for their applications. The project’s design and architecture decisions have been aimed at clean interfaces and modularity, with the goal of making Hyperledger Besu a platform for open development and deployment. Read more about the framework, here.

About PegaSys 

PegaSys (Protocol Engineering Groups and Systems) is a 65-person team dedicated to enterprise grade blockchain at ConsenSys. By building Enterprise Ethereum, we bring together the strengths of public and private blockchains: a large developer community while meeting enterprise needs for privacy and permissioning. We are focused on privacy, permissioning, scalability, and other features to make Ethereum production-ready. PegaSys will be launching PegaSys Plus, its commercial license version offering premium enterprise features and 24/7 support in October.

About ConsenSys

ConsenSys is a blockchain company dedicated to transforming the world’s digital architecture into a more open, inclusive, and secure internet of value, commonly called Web3. With a more trustworthy internet architecture, ConsenSys builds software to help individuals, enterprises, and governments unlock new business models, gain efficiencies through a shared IT infrastructure, and utilize modern cryptographic methods to safeguard private user data. Through our unique global business comprised of a venture fund and startup incubator, Enterprise Ethereum consulting arm, and an educational Academy, ConsenSys is building for the decentralized future.  

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/.