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Hyperledger Unveils Plans for 2021 Global Forum- Adds New Members and HCSPs

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Announces International Line-Up of New Members and Certified Service Providers

SAN FRANCISCO (February 25, 2020) Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, today announced plans for Hyperledger Global Forum (HGF, #HyperledgerForum), the premier virtual enterprise blockchain event of 2021. The event, set for June 8-10, is open to users and contributors of Hyperledger projects from around the globe looking to connect, network and collaborate. To reach the growing, global base of people exploring and adopting Hyperledger technology, the virtual event will feature content tracks, delivered across a mix of time zones, tackling both business and technical next steps for scaling enterprise blockchain development and deployment. 

Hyperledger also announced seven new members, a diverse set of organizations from North America, Europe and Asia that includes Alastria, BONbLOC and Verizon. In addition, three more members, CPQD, KrypC and Snapper Future Tech, completed the requirements to become Hyperledger Certified Service Providers (HCSPs). There are now 23 HCSPs based in markets around the world, including Canada, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Switzerland and the United States. Hyperledger added to its growing library of case studies with a detailed look at Kiva’s launch of Africa’s first national decentralized ID system built with Hyperledger Indy

Further demonstrating the global growth and traction for Hyperledger technologies, half of the companies on the recent Forbes Blockchain 50 list named at least one Hyperledger technology as part of their solution platform. Fifteen of the 21 companies that were new to the list, including ones from Australia (BHP), India (Tech Mahindra) and Africa (Sappi), reported using Hyperledger-based platforms. Constellation Research also named four Hyperledger DLTs, Burrow, Fabric, Iroha and Sawtooth, to its “Short List of Blockchain Platforms.”

“As the Forbes Blockchain 50 and our own collection of case studies underscore, Hyperledger technologies are proving their value every day,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger, and Managing Director for Blockchain, Healthcare and Identity at the Linux Foundation. “Now, with planning for Hyperledger Global Forum well underway, we are laser focused on advancing efforts to put blockchain-based systems to work for maximal impact. HGF will be about tackling the core requirements for wider deployment and new use cases and end users. We welcome our newest members into the community and this important discussion.” 

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 biztribution, BONbLOC, Pegwin, Inc., Snapper Future Tech and Verizon.

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 Alastria and Alliance of Blockchain Industry, Z-park.

New member quotes:

biztribution

“At biztribution, we are excited to join the Hyperledger community and become part of this great blockchain framework of the Linux Foundation,” said Juan Antonio Navarro, CEO, biztribution. “We look forward to bringing a rapid and global adaptation of blockchain-based solutions to the air travel distribution. Nowadays, the air travel retail model poses great pressure on the travel and tourism industry’s profitability while limiting innovation. biztribution is reinventing the industry by creating a new, revolutionary automated and simple distribution model for the travel and tourism sector with no middlemen. We are leveraging Hyperledger Fabric to deploy a decentralized retail network that creates a trusted business environment and preserves privacy to fulfill the needs of the travel and tourism ecosystem. For biztribution, joining Hyperledger represents a further step forward in our commitment to deliver a fair and sustainable retail model to the ecosystem.”

BONbLOC

“We are thrilled to be part of the Hyperledger community,” said Berta Fuentes, VP of Operations at BONbLOC. “BONbLOC IoT and Data Science solutions, built exclusively on Hyperledger and Linux Foundation technologies, enable immediate business value to Commercial and Public Sector Customers. For example, our supply chain data measurement IoT solution, built on Hyperledger Fabric, enables end-to-end visibility of remote food storage conditions to minimize financial loss resulting from food wastage; and to comply with Federal food safety management (FSMA) guidance. We have chosen Hyperledger frameworks, libraries and tools as our exclusive development platform to expand our supply chain solution offerings in the areas of delivery management, multi-network distribution, product authentication, recall management, asset productivity, and public service solutions; such as affordable housing and city administration, all valuable blockchain use cases that can be converted to viable solutions primarily due to Hyperledger’s rich solution components, aggressive R&D, and hyperactive developer community.”

Pegwin, Inc. 

“We are excited to embark on a journey to unleash the full potential of blockchain for healthcare,” said Douglas Dotan, President and Founder of Pegwin Inc. “Hyperledger’s enterprise class ecosystem is the perfect scalable security fit for patient information to be leveraged for a wide variety of needs from improving overall healthcare outcomes to lowering overall healthcare costs by mitigating errors. Hyperledger’s world-class blockchain ecosystem is exactly what we needed at Pegwin, and we are proud to be on this journey with such a distinguished and diverse community.”

Snapper Future Tech

“Having actively contributed to the open-source community, we are happy to become part of the Hyperledger community and to be both a new Hyperledger Certified Service Provider (HCSP) and Hyperledger Training Partner (HTP), which endorses our technical blockchain expertise,” said Darshana Jain, CEO, Snapper Future Tech. “Enterprise blockchain is the future, and we are using Hyperledger technologies like Hyperledger Fabric and Indy in our blockchain solutions for real world problems in identity management, sustainable supply chain, e-governance, credential verification and a lot more.”   

Verizon

“We’re excited to join the Hyperledger community and continue to innovate on new aspects and applications of the technology, both internally and across Verizon’s lines of business,” said Jean McManus, Executive Director of Emerging Technologies at Verizon.

About Hyperledger Global Forum 2021

Hyperledger Global Forum, the premier virtual enterprise blockchain event of 2021, is open to users and contributors of Hyperledger projects from around the globe looking to connect, network and collaborate. Hyperledger Global Forum, taking place June 8-10, will provide an opportunity to learn and understand various aspects of the ecosystem, including technical roadmaps, milestones and the latest uses and applications across industries and markets for Hyperledger projects and other related technologies. Register here

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 Turns Five

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Releases 2020 Annual Report Detailing State of the Community and the Greenhouse

SAN FRANCISCO (December 17, 2020) – Today, Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, turns five. Hyperledger launched on December 17, 2015, supported by 21 founding members. It now closes 2020 as a community of over 200 members with 16 named projects, 20 labs projects, five regional chapters and 20 Hyperledger Certified Service Providers (HCSPs). 

The Linux Foundation project has been marking the anniversary with the Five Years of Hyperledger panel series (#5yearsofHyperledger) featuring a mix of industry voices discussing the past, present and future impact of distributed ledger technologies. During the event, panelists have covered a range of topics from the future of money to the next five year of enterprise blockchain. The series wraps up today with a virtual networking event organized around key themes that will shape the next five years of enterprise blockchain.

Hyperledger also released its 2020 Annual Report, which is a wide-ranging look at project updates and milestones, community engagement, events, international growth, and training and certification. Highlights of the year include:

– The releases of Hyperledger Fabric 2.0 and Hyperledger Fabric 2.2 LTS
– Hyperledger Besu’s graduation to active status
– The launch of Hyperledger Cactus, which graduated from Hyperledger Labs
– Record member participation in Member Summit
– Swift, worldwide uptake of virtual meet-ups with more than 180 events in 81 countries 

“In the last five years, we’ve seen an entire ecosystem coalesce around the mission of advancing blockchain for business and, as a community, have built the multiple platforms and tools that are at the center of critical systems around the world,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “Hyperledger’s role is to champion both development and deployment of these technologies, and every day we see the impact our work is having. This is a great opportunity to look back at the specific achievements of the last year and our overall accomplishments. We arrive at this milestone with the same focus on community building and blockchain’s potential that started us on this journey in 2015.”

We would like to thank our members for their involvement and support over the years and for their enthusiasm for our work and this milestone:

“As a founding member of Hyperledger, Accenture is incredibly proud to participate in the celebration of this milestone. The importance of bringing together a diverse group of stakeholders, from developers, enterprise leaders, policy makers and academics, to work shoulder to shoulder to make Hyperledger’s vision of blockchain for business a reality, cannot be understated,” said David Treat, senior managing director, Global Blockchain and Multiparty Systems Lead, Accenture. “These collaborative efforts have paved the way for the accelerated adoption of blockchain technology, reshaped business models and illustrated how technology can be deployed for positive social impact that benefits all. We look forward to continuing to drive the success and growth of Hyperledger technologies to help clients achieve greater business value.”

“Over the past five years, Hyperledger has helped redefine blockchain platform identity from being solely cryptocurrency to a platform that enables organizations to solve problems in collaborative, innovative ways. Chainyard has been very fortunate to be part of the journey since the early days of Hyperledger and has been able to contribute with Trust Your Supplier and other enterprise solutions,” said Isaac Kunkel of Chainyard. “The rewards for being part of the Hyperledger community are great and can be realized simply by being engaged in one or more of the many groups the community convenes.” 

“As a founding member of the organization, DTCC continues to believe that open source is critical to the broad acceptance of distributed ledger technology,” stated Rob Palatnick, Managing Director and Global Head of Technology Research and Innovation at DTCC and Chair of the Hyperledger Governing Board. “Hyperledger has become the primary open source community working on enterprise strength DLT platforms. We look forward to our continued involvement in this important organization, and in supporting future projects for the open source community in the years to come.” 

“It is a great pleasure to be a part of the 5th anniversary of Hyperledger,” said Toshiya Cho, Senior Evangelist / Managing Director, Hitachi, Ltd. “Hyperledger plays an integral part in Hitachi’s Blockchain-related business. Hitachi introduced Hitachi Blockchain Service for Hyperledger Fabric in 2018, and we have successfully conducted various PoCs and implemented production systems in multiple industries including finance, manufacturing, and healthcare. At the same time, as a founding Premier Member, Hitachi has contributed to the quality enhancement of Hyperledger frameworks and tools because Hitachi strongly believes that further growth of Hyperledger will lead to wider use of enterprise blockchain, which is essential to accelerate social innovation. Hitachi will be definitely happy and eager to provide continuing support to Hyperledger and the open source community.” 

“There is a saying that ‘time flies when you’re having fun.’ Given that it has been five years since we launched Hyperledger, I must say I agree,” said Christopher Ferris, IBM Fellow and CTO for Open Technology, Hyperledger Governing Board member, and original Chair of the Hyperledger Technical Steering Committee. “IBM has been, and remains, committed to the Hyperledger mission to develop open source blockchain technology suitable for use in the enterprise. Hyperledger and the Linux Foundation have delivered on that promise, serving as host to some of the most important and widely adopted enterprise blockchain technology projects, such as Hyperledger Fabric.” 

“In the past five years we have seen the ecosystem evolve beyond proof-of-concepts into industrialized production grade software solutions supporting critical business processes and significant value transfer,” said Christine Moy, Global Head of Liink, Onyx by J.P. Morgan, and Hyperledger Governing Board Member. “Hyperledger has been a key part of this technology’s advancement, by driving software development and deployment through a unified, but diverse, open source community. Onyx by J.P. Morgan is proud to be part of the Hyperledger community and will continue to support the progress of open source technology.”

“There’s a famous African proverb that goes like this: ‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together,’” said Jeroen van Megchelen, CTO at Ledger Leopard. “We at Ledger Leopard are happy to be a part of Hyperledger’s 5th anniversary. Together we’re confident that we can change the world. Looking forward to more successful years!” 

“We have been working with the Hyperledger community closely since its inception five year ago and we’re proud to see that enterprise blockchain technology has advanced significantly. Oracle has leveraged the technology in its products and services which has resulted in so many incredible blockchain projects for our customers, such as olive oil provenance, verifying diamonds, maritime shipping, bank e-KYC profiles and watchlists, tracking cobalt processing and CO2 emissions for electric vehicle batteries, and most recently COVID-19 test results reporting,” said Frank Xiong, group vice president, Oracle Blockchain Product Development. “We look forward to ongoing collaboration with the Hyperledger community to help advance the technology in a variety of areas, including interoperability, performance, security and others for many years to come.”

“Tencent Cloud, as the leading global cloud service provider, active member of Hyperledger and a Hyperledger Certified Service Provider (HCSP), is very happy to witness the growth of the Hyperledger community and the 5-year anniversary,” said Powell Li, General Manager of Tencent Cloud Blockchain. “Tencent Cloud is one of the earliest organisations to provide a  Hyperledger Fabric-based commercial BaaS platform in China. Tencent is positioned as a ‘digital assistant,’ providing tools, enhancing connections and building ecosystems. We regard blockchain as one of the most critical technologies to serve industry transformation and upgrading, especially in the areas of supply chain finance, electronic data certificate, data element circulation, and electronic bills. We sincerely congratulate Hyperledger’s 5th anniversary birthday and look forward to a bright future for the Hyperledger community!” 

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 Welcomes 10 New Members, Including EDF and JD Digits

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Adds Hitachi and BSOS as New Certified Service Providers for Total of 20

SAN FRANCISCO (December 10, 2020) Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, today announced the latest line-up of new members to join its enterprise blockchain community. Ten new members, including BSOS, EDF and JD Digits Technology Holding Co., Ltd,., have joined bringing added diversity to the multi-venture, multi-stakeholder effort hosted at the Linux Foundation

In addition, Hyperledger announced it has signed a total of 20 Hyperledger Certified Service Providers (HCSPs) as BSOS and Hitachi have now completed the certification requirements. Hyperledger has also added to its growing case study library with detailed reports on DLT Labs’ freight invoice management solution in use by Walmart Canada, LedgerDomain’s pharmaceutical supply chain deployment and the openIDL blockchain platform for secure data sharing within the insurance industry. The line-up of case studies is a good preview of some of the content that will be part of the next Hyperledger Global Forum, which will take place in Q2 of 2021. 

This continued momentum comes as Hyperledger marks its coming 5th anniversary with its Five Years of Hyperledger panel series (#5yearsofHyperledger). As the culmination of the series, Hyperledger is also hosting a community-wide networking session. The networking session, slated for December 17 at 1:00 pm EST, will be a chance for networking and discussion organized around key themes that will shape the next five years of enterprise blockchain. 

“While it is gratifying to look back at how the Hyperledger community has grown and evolved, it’s even more compelling to think about the technologies and opportunities that lie ahead,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “Maturing technologies, business models and markets are making blockchain an increasingly strategic platform across a number of industries. Our community is at the forefront for developing and deploying enterprise blockchain technology that delivers meaningful results, and this latest line-up of new members and service providers will now be part of the effort to drive the market forward.”

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 BSOS, EDF, JD Digits Technology Holding Co., Ltd., OCTO Technology, Red Date Technology, Shanghai Tianji Network Co., Ltd., Troon Technologies and WISeKey.

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 Saintgits College of Engineering and XPRIZE.

New member quotes:

BSOS

“BSOS is very honored to join the Hyperledger community,” said Daniel Huang, Co-Founder & CEO of BSOS. “As a leader in polycentric business ecosystems, BSOS truly knows that the key to enterprise blockchain implementation lies in addressing real and complicated needs of businesses by dealing with the challenges of identity, privacy, and value recognition. So BSOS provides four sets of technical tools designed to address four different issues: key management, public key infrastructure, data privacy, and data tokenization. While each of the tools can be applied independently, they can also work together to create synergy. We are thrilled to cooperate with the Hyperledger community and are looking forward to contributing our knowledge and efforts to the ecosystem!”

EDF

“Distributed computing will be part of the future electrical systems, and Hyperledger’s blockchain technologies will contribute to this. We have many ongoing projects and a very active skills community,” said Gilles Deleuze, coordinator of EDF blockchain task force. “So, we look forward to contributing to Hyperledger’s projects as well as investigating new use cases for the energy sector.”

 JD Digits Technology Holding Co., Ltd

“JD Digits has been conducting blockchain-related technology research and applications since 2016, and Hyperledger provides a good technical base for our early application development. While now we have our own open-source blockchain underlying engine, JD Chain, our PaaS-class technology product, the JD Digits Blockchain as a Service Platform, is still compatible with the Hyperledger Fabric, which has a large user base,” said Cao Peng, the vice president of JD Digits Technology Group. “JD Digits is committed to providing a full range of ‘science and technology, industry and ecology’ services, including blockchain, based on information technology, to create a digital ‘link’ model of the industry. Together with Hyperledger, we look forward to promoting the safe, rapid and equitable flow of global data and values to build a credible ecosystem of co-construction, co-governance and sharing.”

OCTO Technology

“OCTO has taken a position of technology agnostic to better advise its clients,” said Sébastien Massart, Blockchain Lead for OCTO Technology. “With Besu, Sawtooth and Aries and a host of other projects, the wealth of the Hyperledger goes beyond  Fabric. This sets OCTO up to be a key player in laying the groundwork for these technologies in the next few years.”

Red Date Technology 

“We’re very glad to be part of Hyperledger,” said Yifan He, CEO of Red Date Technology, Executive Director of BSN Development Association. “The BSN is a cross-cloud, cross-portal, and cross-chain global public infrastructure used to deploy and operate all types of blockchain dApps regardless of their infrastructure or framework choices. The BSN drastically lowers the costs associated with deploying a blockchain service or dApps across different ecosystems. With the collaboration with Hyperledger, we are hoping to bring more business opportunities to the open source communities.” 

Shanghai Tianji Network Co., Ltd 

“We’re extremely excited to join Hyperledger,” said Dongcheng Lin, General Manager of Tianji Network Blockchain Center. “We are focused on advancing the blockchain application in the field of real estate in China. We chose Hyperledger Fabric as one of the core supported technologies for EBaaS (Estate Blockchain as a Service Platform). Now we have launched 20 consortium blockchain applications. Additionally, we have received multiple awards and been approved by the government and our partners. Joining the Hyperledger community will help us truly master open source technology and achieve our goals.”

Troon Technologies

“Hyperledger Fabric presents a unique possibility for enterprise businesses to consider the power around automated decisions across companies and individuals,” said Paul Dube, Partner, Troon Technologies. “Digital governance and smart contracts carried out across a distributed single source of truth will advance business continuity and relationships to heights never seen before. The adoption is not so much a technology challenge but rather more of a challenge around organization business and the realization of new economic models. Web2.0 revolutionized how we interact online, but web3.0 with platforms like Hyperledger Fabric and smart contract logic executed through enterprise decisions will revolutionize agreements and redefine value exchange among all participants. It’s literally changing the data structure in the backend of the internet from centralized to distributed.”

WISeKey

“We are excited to join the Hyperledger community, and we look forward to working with its members to facilitate the rapid and global adaptation of blockchain-based solutions,” said Carlos Moreira, WISeKey’s Founder and CEO. “WISeKey’s technology supports an ecosystem of connected devices and creates a secured platform to help these devices become intelligent and trusted, able to identify, authenticate and verify each other, gather and analyze data and then safely share with other devices. As a pioneer of blockchain technologies, we are committed to continue our journey of creating cutting-edge applications designed to solve peoples’ problems, transform businesses and create a better world.”

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 Launches Five Week Event to Celebrate 5th Anniversary

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Line-up of Weekly Virtual Panels to Examine the Role of Enterprise Blockchain in Driving and Addressing Change; Look at Impact to Date and Work to be Done

SAN FRANCISCO (November 10, 2020) Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, today announced plans for a panel series to mark its fifth anniversary (#5yearsofHyperledger). On Dec 17, 2015, the creation of the project as “a new collaborative effort to advance the popular blockchain technology” backed by more than 20 founding members was announced along with the Hyperledger name. 

During the rolling celebration of this milestone, technology and business leaders from the Hyperledger community and larger blockchain industry will take part in live discussions about the past, present and future impact of distributed ledger technologies. 

“Five years is both a lifetime and just a warm-up act for a foundational new technology,” said Brian Behlendorf, executive director of Hyperledger. “Hyperledger has not only grown from an idea to the home for an array of enterprise blockchain software over the last five years, but, as a community, we’ve built meaningful markets for these technologies. Our projects are powering global trade networks and global supply chains and providing the infrastructure to fight counterfeit drugs, bank previously ‘unbanked’ populations and ensure sustainable and accountable manufacturing processes. And, as the discussions over the coming weeks will show, we are just getting started.”

The event will kick off on November 16 with a fireside chat between Forbes associate editor Michael del Castillo and Behlendorf on “Grading the First Five Years of Hyperledger.” Following that event, the panel series will be five different discussions, spaced out over five weeks:

Speakers will include senior executives from Accenture, Chainyard, ConsenSys, ConsenSys Health, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), Digital Asset, Global Blockchain Business Council, IBM, IntellectEU, WeTrade, Yale Open Innovation Lab and more. 

For more information about these panels, speakers, and other ways that Hyperledger is marking this anniversary, please visit: https://www.hyperledger.org/5-years-2.

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 Welcomes Blue Chip Line-Up of New Members and Certified Service Providers as Global Community Gathers for Virtual Member Summit

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New Members include Chainstack, SIMBA Chain, SIX Digital Exchange and Visa; New Certified Service Providers include NEC, SAP, Tech Mahindra and Tencent

SAN FRANCISCO (September 9, 2020) Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, today announced that eight new organizations, including Chainstack, SIMBA Chain, SIX Digital Exchange and Visa, have joined as members of the the multi-venture, multi-stakeholder effort hosted at the Linux Foundation. These new members are joining the rest of the Hyperledger community for the annual Member Summit. This year’s two-day virtual event will have interactive programming in three time zones to engage the entire global Hyperledger community.

In addition, Hyperledger announced seven more companies, Creativehill, DeepDive Technology Group, NEC, SAP, SwissCom, Tech Mahindra and Tencent, have completed the training requirements to become Hyperledger Certified Service Providers (HCSPs). This brings the total number of HCSPs to 18. New member EMURGO is also jumping in quickly by joining the ranks of official Hyperledger Training Partners.  

The growing number of deployment-focused partners points to the increasing adoption of enterprise blockchain across a range of industries, geographies and use cases. To illustrate that point further, Hyperledger has been building out its case study library. Just this week, Hyperledger published a case study on CULedger’s MemberPass permanent, portable digital identity solution for credit union members. Other recent additions include detailed looks at Mindtree’s dual solutions for revolutionizing loyalty programs and Soramitsu’s work with the National Bank of Cambodia on a retail payments system as well as a solution brief on Joisto’s blockchain-based solution for GDPR-compliant document and data storage.

“In a year that has looked like no other, Member Summit is an even more important grounding point for our community,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “The pace of adoption for enterprise blockchain is accelerating, and our members are a driving force for critical new technologies and solutions. Our latest members will be important new voices as we set agendas and roadmaps that will keep us pushing this market forward in the year ahead.”

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 Chainstack, Creativehill, DeepDive Technology Group, EMURGO, SIMBA Chain, SIX Digital Exchange, Valid Network and Visa.

New member quotes:

Chainstack

“Chainstack provides enterprise-grade, managed blockchain services on any cloud. Our mission is to bring scalability, flexibility and transparency to the industry,” said Laurent Dedenis, CEO, Chainstack. “Blockchain technology, and Hyperledger in particular, has the power to resolve some inefficiencies and generate value for the enterprise world. We are thrilled to join the Hyperledger community now as we officially roll out the Chainstack 2.0 blockchain management services platform with a brand-new applications marketplace and API.”

Creativehill

“Creativehill is very honored and thrilled to join the Hyperledger community of leading blockchain enterprises,” said Cheonwoon Yim, Co-Founder & CEO of Creativehill. “We provide blockchain technology to the finance and public sectors based on research we started with Hyperledger Fabric version 0.6. Moreover, our company also offers consultation and reports to other fields to which this technology can be applied. Recently, we focused on producing a use case combining health care and supply chain management. We would like to cooperate on this with the Hyperledger community and contribute our knowledge and efforts to the development of the ecosystem.” 

DeepDive Technology Group

“We believe that blockchain innovation is bigger than the internet itself,” said Misha Hanin, Founder & CEO, DeepDive Technology Group. “We believe that in the next 3, 5, 7, 10 years, we’ll see a huge WORLD transformation driven by blockchain. We’ll start solving huge problems for large enterprise companies, governments, and entire nations using this technology. At DeepDive Technology Group, we believe that Hyperledger Fabric will play the absolute leading role in driving blockchain innovation forward. Our own team of enterprise blockchain trailblazers is currently building production level use-cases using Hyperledger Fabric; we see how in the past two years, blockchain has gone from something almost no enterprises talked about, to something half of enterprises have now planned serious investments in. We’re thankful to be members of the Hyperledger community, to play a leading role in the advancement of enterprise blockchain ourselves.” 

EMURGO

“As a global blockchain solutions provider and founding entity of the globally recognized Cardano blockchain, EMURGO is excited to enter Hyperledger and join hands with a phenomenal group of organizations that are building robust blockchain infrastructures to support a new spectrum of valued services,” said Ken Kodama, EMURGO CEO. “EMURGO is highly committed to developing end-to-end, tailored blockchain solutions such as our new customized Brandmark solution in order for clients to address existing inefficiencies in industries like supply chain. Becoming a part of Hyperledger’s world class open community enables fellow members with a wealth of varied experiences to strategically exchange valuable resources and collaborate on furthering the maturation of the overall blockchain ecosystem with real solutions to meet the needs of clients.” 

SIMBA Chain

“We are excited to join Hyperledger, a premier development framework for enterprise blockchain solutions, and be part of a community comprising so many premier organizations exploring collaborative models for blockchain technologies,” said Joel Neidig, CEO of SIMBA Chain, a Smart Contract as a Service and blockchain innovation platform company. “SIMBA’s roots go back to one of DARPA’s first blockchain contracts, so we have a long-standing focus on working with small and large enterprises, governments and other organizations to bring practical use-cases to full realization. With our platform’s recent support for Hyperledger, we believe now is a great time to join and help bring the community forward.” 

SIX Digital Exchange

“SIX Digital Exchange is on the leading edge of building next generation digital market infrastructure to support the evolution of financial markets with enterprise blockchain and digital assets as a foundation,” said Tim Grant, Head of Business, SIX Digital Exchange. “Hyperledger is one of the most significant industry focal points for the continued development of enterprise blockchain, and we feel that it is key that we bring our insights to the table to help drive the formation of a global financial market ecosystem that drives new products, services and business models into the marketplace and supports a better future for governments, corporations and individuals.” 

Valid Network 

“As the provider of a first of its kind blockchain security solution, we are more than excited to take part in the Hyperledger community and the Linux Foundation,” said Kfir Nissan, co-founder and CEO at Valid Network. “We see joining this collaboration as an important strategic step for our company and technology, and believe that together we can build a future of secured and trusted blockchain solutions for enterprises all over the world, enabling them to innovate with blockchain faster and safer than they could ever imagine.”

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/.

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.