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Hyperledger Grows by 16 New Members

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Fast growing, diverse membership base continues to fuel innovation and adoption for enterprise blockchain

SAN FRANCISCO – (May 30, 2018) Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, announced today 16 organizations joined the project, bringing the total number of new members in 2018 to 67. A global collaboration hosted by The Linux Foundation, Hyperledger now includes more than 235 organizations.

Hyperledger has gained significant traction as a multi-project, multi-stakeholder effort and includes 10 business blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. The fast growing membership base is helping fuel innovation and increasingly widespread adoption of enterprise blockchain.

“As we just demonstrated at Consensus, the Hyperledger community is on the front lines of putting blockchain into production across numerous industries,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “From healthcare to banking to digital identity management, our members are developing both the use cases and the code for distributed ledgers that scale, connect and interoperate. The accelerating growth we are seeing shows the widening footprint of enterprise blockchain and increasing recognition of a community-based approach to advancing the technology and business models.”

Hyperledger aims to enable organizations to build robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by creating enterprise-grade, open source distributed ledger frameworks and code bases. The latest general members to join the community are: BlackRidge Technology, Blockdaemon, Chengdu Chiwu Software Technologies, China Systems Holdings Limited, Evernym, Experian, iownit capital and markets, Inc., Kakaopay, Lucidity, Pokitdok and Thinktecture AG. They join Deutsche Bank, which signed on earlier this month as a Premier member.

Hyperledger supports an open community that values 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 Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI), MIT Connection Science and National Institute of Telecommunications (Ministry of Digital Affairs Poland).

New member quotes:

BlackRidge Technology

“BlackRidge is excited to join Hyperledger to collaborate and contribute in the area of securing enterprise blockchain services from advanced insider and cyber threats,” said Mike Miracle, SVP Marketing and Strategy, BlackRidge Technology. “We have been working with Hyperledger member IBM and Marist College to research and test additional network security and cyber-attack protection for hybrid and cloud-based blockchain services based on Hyperledger Fabric. Joining Hyperledger provides us with access to additional technical and marketing resources to help accelerate our mission of extending an identity-based trust model to the underlying network and server infrastructure that implements blockchain services.”

Blockdaemon

“Blockdaemon is handling the practical implications of deploying and managing any major blockchain networks on its ground-breaking decentralized infrastructure,” said Konstantin Richter, CEO, Blockdaemon. “Simple 3-click deployments and developer tools make it the Heroku for blockchain. The goals of Hyperledger align very well with our vision, and we are excited to be working closely with this community to simplify the process of deploying nodes and creating scalable enterprise blockchain solutions.”

Chengdu Chiwu Software

“We are very pleased to join the Hyperledger community,” said Mr. Shang Yi, President,THI WU. “Blockchain is rising rapidly and changing the world. We are also rapidly absorbing, learning and growing. We are looking forward to collaborating with other members in this diverse community and contributing to Hyperledger.”

China Systems Holdings Limited

“As a recognized leader in providing Trade Finance, Supply Chain Finance and Payments solutions for the financial industry, China Systems is delighted to join the growing Hyperledger community,” said Chris Tseng, Chairman, China Systems. “This move complements and future-proofs our channel and messaging capabilities with financial networks, such as SWIFT, where Hyperledger has also been selected. Leveraging advanced technology such as DLT to drive business improvements is in China Systems’ DNA. China Systems has been actively using Hyperledger in a number of business scenarios, and we find the technology fascinating and innovative in the same breath.”

Deutsche Bank

“As a Premier member, we’re hoping our expertise and global network will help advance open source distributed ledger technologies and allow us to better serve the complex needs of our clients, who look to us to improve their and their trade partners’ financial endeavors,” said Jon Pearson, Head of Deutsche Bank Labs United Kingdom and Ireland.

Evernym

“Since deciding to contribute the code that has come to be known as project Indy, we’ve held Hyperledger in very high regard,” said Timothy Ruff, CEO, Evernym. “Its vital role in moving distributed ledger technology and its tremendous efficiencies and benefits into the enterprise cannot be overstated. This is our goal as well. As such, it’s only natural for Evernym to officially join Hyperledger.”

Experian

“We are thrilled to continue our ongoing support of Hyperledger’s collaborative effort to create and advance cross-industry blockchain technologies,” said Vijay Mehta, senior vice president, advanced technology group, Experian Consumer Information Services. “As part of our culture of innovation, we are constantly exploring new ideas to use the power of data to help people and businesses make better decisions.”

iownit capital and markets, Inc.

“We are excited to join Hyperledger and become part of a growing community advancing the distributed ledger technology standards,” said Rashad Kurbanov, CEO of iownit capital and markets, Inc. “iownit is building a next generation financial markets platform that leverages blockchain technology to radically simplify and streamline capital formation process. While still young, blockchain is a transformative technology that will reshape financial services industry, and we are proud to be at the forefront of this effort. We look forward to working with the Hyperledger community and making it stronger.”

Kakaopay

Kakaopay provides the most innovative online identification service in Korea by leveraging blockchain technology,” said Hoya Na, Chief Technology Officer of Kakaopay. “We are excited to join Hyperledger and The Linux Foundation. This cutting-edge technology will empower us to introduce a new way to collaborate with customers and partners in payment services and financial businesses.”

Lucidity

“The power of blockchain is the power to create trust and transparency in industries that desperately need both,” said Sam Kim, Lucidity CEO. “It’s a challenge that must be taken on collectively, as there are still technologies to build and standards to refine. That’s why we’re excited to be joining Hyperledger, a collaborative effort to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. Together with Hyperledger, we look forward to advancing the real-world applicability of blockchain technology.”

PokitDok

“We are delighted to be a part of the Hyperledger and The Linux Foundation community,” said Ted Tanner Jr., PokitDok Co-Founder and CTO. “Hyperledger is the reference for creating enterprise-grade blockchain systems and is proof positive that the network effect will prosper in years to come, with collaboration occurring within the open source industry.”

Thinktecture AG

“We are excited to become members of Hyperledger and The Linux Foundation, to support the open source ecosystem, and to further extend our capabilities as a technology specialist for cross-platform, cloud and blockchain applications,” said Ingo Rammer, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Thinktecture. “We provide tools and services to make permissioned blockchain networks easier to deploy, manage, and monitor. Given that Hyperledger Fabric is one of the most advanced open-source platforms for enterprise-grade blockchain networks, we have chosen it as one of the core supported technologies and look forward to working more closely with the Hyperledger projects to accelerate the adoption of distributed ledger technologies in different industries.”

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/.

Hyperledger Adds Deutsche Bank as Premier Member

By | Announcements, Finance

Leading global financial services provider joins open blockchain consortium to drive innovative solutions for customers

SAN FRANCISCO – May 16, 2018 – Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry business blockchain technologies, announced today that Deutsche Bank has joined the project as a Premier member. Other Hyperledger Premier members include: Accenture, Airbus, American Express, Baidu, Change Healthcare, Cisco, Daimler, Digital Asset, DTCC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, J.P. Morgan, NEC, SAP, Tradeshift and Wanda FFan Technology.

“Adding a major bank like Deutsche Bank to our list of Premier members demonstrates the value Hyperledger brings to the financial services market,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “With their help and global reach, we look forwarding to driving more global production deployments like Know Your Customer (KYC), payments, trading and others based on Hyperledger technologies.”

Hyperledger aims to enable organizations to build robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by creating enterprise-grade, open source distributed ledger frameworks and code bases. It is a global collaboration of more than 230 organizations including leaders in finance, banking, IoT, supply chain, manufacturing and technology.

“As a Premier member, we’re hoping our expertise and global network will help advance open source distributed ledger technologies and allow us to better serve the complex needs of our clients, who look to us to improve their and their trade partners’ financial endeavors,” said Jon Pearson, Head of Deutsche Bank Labs United Kingdom and Ireland.

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

About Hyperledger

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

 

 

Hyperledger Continues Strong Momentum with 13 New Members

By | Announcements

Diverse set of organizations spanning healthcare, to finance, to technology invest in open distributed ledger technologies

SAN FRANCISCO – (April 25, 2018) – Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, announced today 13 new diverse members from healthcare, to finance, to technology joined the project. A global collaboration hosted by The Linux Foundation, Hyperledger now includes more than 230 organizations.

Hyperledger has gained significant traction as a multi-project, multi-stakeholder effort and  includes 10 business blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. This growing line-up of technologies is translating to numerous PoC and production deployments across an array of industries.

“We are entering a very exciting time in Hyperledger’s evolution, as more and more of these technologies are being deployed in various production settings,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “The size and scale of our membership and our technologies has fueled rapid innovation and, now, increasing application across industries and geographies. Our newest members will play a key role in feeding that growth, helping bring blockchain and distributed ledger technologies to the core of business, government and consumer transactions.”

Hyperledger aims to enable organizations to build robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by creating enterprise-grade, open source distributed ledger frameworks and code bases. The latest general members to join are: Beijing Proinsight Technology, CAREiQ, Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) Pte Ltd., Eden Partners, Ehave, Inc. (OTCQB: EHVVF), Equidato Technologies AG, Globlue Technologies, InformAmuse S.r.l., IPCHAIN Association, Paramount Software Solutions Inc. and Till Payments.

Hyperledger supports an open community that values 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 Blockchain at Berkeley and Zhejiang Blockchain Technology Application Association.

New member quotes:

Beijing Proinsight Technology

“We are honored to become members of Hyperledger,” said Octy Yu, Founder & CEO, Proinsight. “Our business is focused on using big data analysis to promote customers’ offline retail business development. We have been attempting to use blockchain technology to solve the problems with supply chain coordination customers come across in traditional business activities. We are confident that blockchain technology will ultimately change company’s way of collaboration.”

CAREiQ

“We are very excited to join the The Linux Foundation and Hyperledger community to continue our collaborative efforts in leveraging the blockchain technology within the healthcare industry,” said Dustin Minter, Chief Information Officer of CAREiQ. “At CAREiQ, we are at the forefront of the data-driven healthcare revolution as we are among the first in the world to implement the Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud applying machine learning eliminating human error and delivering unprecedented performance, high security and reliability in the cloud. Our Hyperledger membership converges blockchain with emerging technologies in Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Internet of Things (IoT) provides new opportunities to explore digital health economies. In result, we are cutting time and costs, while connecting the dots among millions of ‘things’ enabling innovation for better, clearer personalized diagnoses allowing for a greater focus on preventative rather than reactive care.”

Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) Pte Ltd.

“We built our enterprise supply chain apps on Hyperledger and are now joining the project so we can be help to drive Hyperledger’s growth as the most preferred business platform in APAC,” said Samir Neji, Resident Director and Founder of dlt.sg. “Our enterprise grade blockchain apps are used for collaborative trade finance in large organisations. Our customers initiate and run end-to-end digital trade in blockchain with our ‘plug and play’ apps, including SmartCon, SmartFin, SmartCode and SmartAccess. We extend provenance from our SmartCode with a number of key Agri supply chain and Pharma counterfeit business use cases.”

Eden Partners

“Edenchain is thrilled to become a member of Hyperledger and The Linux Foundation, and we look forward to contributing to this vibrant community and ecosystem,” said James Ahn, CEO of Edenchain. “As a robust, scalable and secure enterprise grade blockchain solution provider, our plans are global, and we hope to accelerate the adoption of Hyperledger and blockchain technology with our partners.”

Ehave, Inc.

“We are excited to join Hyperledger to help shape and advance an open standard for protecting health data for patients, clinicians, researchers and other healthcare stakeholders,” said Prateek Dwivedi, CEO of Ehave, Inc. “As a provider of a cloud based health informatics platform, data security and patient privacy are the cornerstones of our architecture, and we look forward to working with leading organizations to ensure patients feel confident that their data is safe.”

Equidato Technologies AG

“It is incredibly exciting to have joined this consortium,” said Jaroslav Kacina, CEO of Equidato Technologies, the Swiss-based company behind the SophiaTX platform. “Being part of Hyperledger gives us the opportunity to work with other leaders in our field, and together move blockchain technology into the mainstream. Hyperledger has already proven itself as a vital player in promoting blockchain across a number of industries; we look forward to showing the group what SophiaTX has to offer.”

Globlue Technologies

“Globlue Technologies provides cutting edge solutions for National Security, Commercial and Central Banks, Insurance Carriers, Global Content Protection, Government Tax Offices, among others,” said Adrian Silva, President & CEO of Globlue Technologies. “As we enhance our ARKHOS Netfusion Platform to accelerate business transformation, we realized that blockchain was an important component to augment our strategy. We have proudly joined Hyperledger in order to gain insights and collaborate with others technology world leaders in the process of accelerating the evolution of blockchain and its applications for government and private organizations.”

InformAmuse S.r.l.

“To be part of Hyperledger means taking on new challenges for the future, and we are proud and excited to be the first in Italy to offer new ICT Solutions with this significant technological impact,” said Marco Di Marco, CMO of Blockchain Company InformAmuse. “We decided to adopt Hyperledger Fabric to develop our Blockchain network, a network linking partners in Mediterranean countries to deliver an innovative system for transaction clearing and settlement and offer new value-added services.”

IPCHAIN Association

“Today intellectual property is a power tool for modern economies. IP is a new source that supports promote economic growth. And blockchain technology should become – and, obviously, it will become – a game changer, a radical change of business models, tools and industrial roles,” said Andrey Krichevsky, President of the IPChain Association (National Coordination Center for Processing Intellectual Property Rights and Items Transactions). “Digital description of objects, smart contracts, identification of objects and assets, digital notary, apart from many other things, will contribute to the transition of relationships of industry participants to a qualitatively new level. It is essential to create a full-fledged infrastructure for shaping technologically advanced global market of intellectual property in the reality of digital economy. That is why we give consideration to the development of our non-commercial  IPChain project – a decentralized distributed ledger of intellectual property based on Hyperledger Fabric. Using Hyperledger Fabric even today will allow us to build up a digital infrastructure and modern digital services, which, in its own turn, gives all prerequisites for the avalanche growth of the intellectual property market. Hyperledger already enables us today to create a digital infrastructure and quality cutting-edge digital services. To build the global market of intellectual property, to make it understandable, implement transparent systems and functioning mechanisms requires an infrastructure of ‘trust,’ and Hyperledger allows us to shape such infrastructures.”

Paramount Software Solutions Inc.

“Paramount is privileged to be a part of this revolutionary technology and is excited about the journey with Hyperledger,” said Pramod Sajja, President & CEO, Paramount Software Solution. “We are looking ahead to uncover the immense possibilities Blockchain technology has to offer to various industries globally. Our team is excited to kickstart our contribution to the community and contribute towards the development of Blockchain best practices and standards.”

Till Payments

“Till Payments, an emerging Fintech and RegTech provider with headquarters in Australia, is a converged IoT, Payments and Blockchain company that is reshaping the way merchants accept payments and comply with taxation,” said Shadi Haddad, Founder and CEO of Till Payments. “Supporting both The Linux Foundation and Hyperledger was a logical choice for us, as it provides us with a solid technical foundation and supporting community that will help foster our innovation agenda.”

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/.

Hyperledger Extends Global Reach With Diverse Set of New Members

By | Announcements, Hyperledger Caliper, Hyperledger Fabric

14 organizations from India to Switzerland, BVIs to Spain invest in open blockchain & distributed ledger technologies

SAN FRANCISCO – (March 28, 2018) Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, announced today that 14 new organizations have joined the project. With these new members, the Hyperledger community has grown to 231 organizations in more than 25 countries.

Hyperledger has gained significant traction as a multi-project, multi-stakeholder effort and now includes 10 business blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. Building on the momentum from the Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.0 release at the end of January, the Hyperledger Technical Steering Committee recently accepted Hyperledger Caliper, a blockchain performance benchmarking tool, into incubation. Additionally, Hyperledger Fabric version 1.1.0 was released just last week.

“The accelerating pace of growth and adoption of Hyperledger across industries and geographies underscores the power of our community and the technologies it is building,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “It also reflects a global awakening to the impact of blockchain for business. Every day, we hear from organizations with new ideas and new applications for our frameworks. Our growing and diverse membership is key to turning that energy and innovation into the building blocks for increasingly business critical deployments.”

Hyperledger aims to enable organizations to build robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by creating enterprise-grade, open source distributed ledger frameworks and code bases. It is a global collaboration of leaders in finance, banking, IoT, supply chain, manufacturing and technology. The latest general members to join are: Beijing Truth Technology, Blockchain Technology Partners, CULedger, Greenstream Technology, KompiTech, MATRIX Foundation, REMME, Ripple, Shenzhen Rongxun Technology, Spin Systems, Versia and Xiilab Co.

Hyperledger supports an open community that values 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: Cambridge Centre For Alternative Finance (University of Cambridge) and Kerala Blockchain Academy.

New member quotes:

Beijing Truth Technology

“Truth Tech views the adoption of blockchain technology as a powerful tool for helping us accelerate our mission of developing a universal legal blockchain underlying infrastructure,” said Rokken Shek, Founder, Beijing Truth Technology Co., Ltd. “We are actively aggregating the leading technology and resources of Hyperledger and collaborating with the community on our industrial blockchain – a unified, legally trustworthy cloud computing platform designed to eliminate isolated information islands, ensure data security, promote the valuable flow of data and enhance the government authority and service level of judiciary in public data service. Additionally, we are actively constructing the ‘Legaltech Blockchain Alliance,’ called legalXchain, by using Hyperledger Fabric as the framework to serve intelligent judiciary, Internet nomocracy, Internet governance transparency, copyright protection and digital assets trading.”

Blockchain Technology Partners

“After being an active member of the Hyperledger community for the past two years at my previous company, Cloudsoft, engaging with the community at BTP was a priority,” said Duncan Johnston-Watt, CEO of Blockchain Technology Partners. “BTP is committed to both consuming and contributing to open source. We provide a production ready blockchain platform built using Hyperledger Sawtooth, and we partner with businesses to deliver blockchain-based solutions that we then operate on their behalf using Apache Brooklyn. Our first customer is The Scotcoin Project, which is the community interest company behind Scotcoin, Scotland’s digital currency.”

CULedger

“Until now, CULedger’s involvement in Hyperledger has been through our valued partners,” said Julie Esser, Chief Engagement Officer of CULedger. “We are excited and honored to have this direct relationship with Hyperledger to help advance our global self-sovereign digital identity strategy for the more than 230 million credit union members worldwide.”

Greenstream Technology

“We are honoured to become members of Hyperledger and the Linux Foundation,” said Manu Varghese, Chief Product Officer of Greenstream. “We strongly believe that this association will support Greenstream as we achieve our vision of developing a secure, compliant & trusted enterprise grade blockchain solution for the emerging legal Cannabis industry in Canada. The collaboration through Hyperledger will provide us the resources, tools and relationships to ramp up our development of the Greenstream platform. We are excited to actively participate in the community and to drive the development of a leading-edge blockchain solution for the Canadian market.”

KompiTech

“It has been really exciting working with Hyperledger in recent months, and KompiTech is delighted to join the Hyperledger family,” said Greg Erhahon, CEO, KompiTech. “As a Swiss company dedicated to the delivery of quality services, we recognize the impact blockchain technology can have in optimizing our processes and helping our customers to get things done in the real world. With the power of blockchain, our platform of IT Service Providers has the potential to vastly reduce cost and complexity of delivering IT Services to customers globally.”

MATRIX Foundation

“It is our great honor to join the Hyperledger community,” said Steve Deng, MATRIX Chief AI Scientist. “Following the spirit of openness and global collaboration, Hyperledger has done a great job in promoting scalable and safe blockchain technologies, which are coincident with MATRIX’s pursuit to build a faster, safer and easier-to-use platform running AI-empowered smart contracts. We look forward to working with other members of Hyperledger to make contributions for a human society with an unprecedented level of freedom and trust.”

REMME

“The REMME PKI (d) protocol we’re building makes use of Hyperledger Sawtooth, so joining the project came naturally,” said Alex Momot, Founder and CEO, REMME. “We’re big admirers, not only of this blockchain technology, but of the people behind it. While we’re currently focused on building out the alpha release of the REMME Core protocol, we anticipate collaborating directly with other members of Hyperledger in future. By doing so, we hope to further adoption and understanding of blockchains and the many ways in which they can benefit business across all industries.”

Ripple

“Through our partnership with Hyperledger, developers worldwide will be able to access Interledger Protocol (ILP) in Java for enterprise use,” Stefan Thomas, Ripple CTO. “The Hyperledger Quilt project connects Hyperledger blockchains with other ILP-capable payment systems such as XRP Ledger, Ethereum, Bitcoin (Lightning), Litecoin, Mojaloop and RippleNet, helping us to deliver on our vision for an Internet of Value – where money moves as information does today.”

Shenzhen Rongxun Technology

“The core potential of blockchain is the characteristics of the distributed database and how it helps transparency, security, and efficiency,” said Qian Zheng, Rongxun Technology Blockchain Leader. “Rongxun Technology is delighted to join Hyperledger, as it is an important step in blockchain for us. We look forward to working with various Hyperledger communities and business partners to promote the development of blockchain technology.”

Spin Systems, Inc.

“We are excited to work alongside our customers and partners to develop blockchain solutions for the financial, legal and healthcare industries,“ said Mr. Wael Ali, CEO, Spin Systems Inc. “We see a clear opportunity for innovative technology companies to address the cost, interoperability, and data security challenges across these organizations. Our partnership with The Linux Foundation and Hyperledger reinforces our commitment to using open standards and platforms for building highly scalable blockchain applications.”

Versia

“At Versia, we are excited to be part of the evolution of Blockchain,” said Manu Mosteiro, Founder and CEO, Versia. “Innovation is in our DNA and we want to share it with the Hyperledger community and collaborate in the development of this technology that will change the way we do business and surely other areas of social behaviour.”

Xiilab

“Xiilab is excited to join Hyperledger and looks forward to collaborating on our goal to deliver our solution,” said Wooyung Lee, CEO, Xiilab. “Our solution is to provide Data Trading for any creative Digital Assets with a fast, fair and transparent environment. We look forward to working with our members, business partners, clients and the diverse Hyperledger community to bring a comprehensive and, yet, crucial solution to the Digital Trading market.”   

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/.

Hyperledger Welcomes 11 New Members

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Strong growth follows second milestone launch of production ready blockchain framework, Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.0

SAN FRANCISCO – (February 27, 2018) – Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, announced today that 11 new organizations have joined the project. As a multi-project, multi-stakeholder effort, Hyperledger incubates nine business blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, including Hyperledger Fabric, Hyperledger Iroha, Hyperledger Indy, Hyperledger Burrow, Hyperledger Quilt and Hyperledger Sawtooth, among others.

“It’s very gratifying to see the momentum behind Hyperledger continue in 2018, two years after the project first started,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “The community’s development efforts have led us to release two production ready frameworks and we’ve grown to more than 200 members in that time. Members add a great amount of value to our ecosystem and I look forward to contributions by this new set of organizations as more production deployments take shape later this year.”

Hyperledger aims to enable organizations to build robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by creating enterprise grade, open source distributed ledger frameworks and code bases. It is a global collaboration of more than 200 organizations including leaders in finance, banking, IoT, supply chain, manufacturing and technology. The latest general members are: 8Common, ArcBlock, Data Deposit Box, FORFIRM, ForgeRock, Inspur, Nexiot, ~sedna GmbH and Smart Block Laboratory.

Hyperledger supports an open community that values 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: Peking University and ShareIT.io.

New member quotes:

8Common

“8common is very excited to join the Hyperledger family and we look forward to contributing our experience to design, develop and operationalise blockchain solutions,” said Nic Lim, Executive Chairman, 8common Limited. “Our core business, expense8, a leading government and large enterprise platform for credit card, travel and expense management in Australia, is well positioned to leverage blockchain to future proof our platform and collaborate with fellow Hyperledger members to deliver new platforms.”

ArcBlock

“Joining ​Hyperledger is a significant step for ArcBlock in making our platform enterprise-ready and accelerating our customers’ journey to production,” said Robert Mao, Founder and CEO, ArcBlock, Inc. “Our commitment to ​Hyperledger will help enterprise-grade blockchain technology adoption and will enable clients to innovate in most demanding applications through our innovative ArcBlock platform.”

Data Deposit Box

“We are very pleased to join the Hyperledger community and look forward to collaborating in our goal to deliver innovative blockchain solutions for our partners and clients worldwide,” said Tim Jewell, CEO, Data Deposit Box. “It is important to be part of such a diverse and talented community as we innovate at such a rapid pace. Our partners and clients are depending on applications to use common interfaces so they can select between blockchain service providers without the need for implementation changes. It took many years for S3 to become widely accepted as a standard interface for storage. We hope to help in the evolution of a simple blockchain service (SBS) and we know Hyperledger will be at the core.”

FORFIRM

“We are honored to become members of Hyperledger,” said Gaspare Corona, Blockchain Leader, FORFIRM. “Having actively worked with Hyperledger for some time, this decision is reflective of our desire to take our involvement to the next level and become a participant and contributor to the foundation. FORFIRM has developed a European network of blockchain specialists, working with clients across multiple industries to explore this disruptive technology and deliver it now.”

ForgeRock

“ForgeRock is delighted to join Hyperledger,” said Lasse Andresen, Chief Technology Officer, Co-founder, ForgeRock. “Hyperledger’s many strengths, such as performance, scalability, a modular architecture, and strong cryptography features provide many synergies with the ForgeRock Identity Platform’s goal to ‘connect, protect and respect’ — building trusted digital relationships with customers and the mobile devices and smart things with which they interact.”

Inspur

“As a revolutionary technology, blockchain will bring great changes to various industries and we’re excited to be part of Hyperledger,” said Mr. XiaoXue, Vice President, Inspur. “Currently, based on blockchain, Inspur is building a quality improvement ecosystem of multi-participation, connectivity and co-governance and sharing to facilitate implementation of a ‘Quality China’ Strategy.”

Nexiot

“Nexiot provides an end-to-end logistics platform that brings transparency and accountability to the supply chain. We are proud to join the Hyperledger community and see this as a significant step towards delivering blockchain enterprise-ready solutions for the logistics industry,” said Tzvetan Horozov, CTO, Nexiot. “Our technology enables a unique set of use-cases by providing real-time asset visibility, smart events processing and advanced data augmentation. We look forward to working with the diverse Hyperledger community and business partners to advance industrial process automation, technology innovation and maximize ROI.”

~sedna GmbH

“We are thrilled to become members of Hyperledger and The Linux Foundation,” said Rolf Maurer and Guido Matzer, Founders of ~sedna GmbH. “The integration of our solutions into hybrid corporate networks of things and creating stable and secure managed services for multichannel content distribution and playout including lifecycle management with p2p solutions for distributed locations is key to our future work. We are looking forward to collaborating with other members and contributing to the Hyperledger community.”

Smart Block Laboratory

“We’re thrilled to join Hyperledger and are proud to be part of this effort to create an open standard for distributed ledger technology,” said Pavel Lvov, Founder and CEO, Smart Block Laboratory. “We at Smart Block Laboratory, as a business partner of IBM, believe blockchain is the next evolution in how data will be stored and shared and we’re looking forward to working with this diverse community. Hyperledger membership will definitely provide us with the opportunity to onrush our newest CRYPTOENTER blockchain-based payment system and IoTNet platform, which is powered by Hyperledger Fabric blockchain technology.”

The call for papers is also now open for the inaugural Hyperledger Global Forum, taking place later this year, December 12-15 in Basel, Switzerland. Submit a talk today: https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/hyperledger-global-forum-2018/program/cfp/

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/.

 

Hyperledger Releases Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.0

By | Announcements, Hyperledger Sawtooth

Second production-ready framework launched by The Linux Foundation’s open blockchain consortium

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (January 30, 2018) – Hyperledger, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced today the general availability of Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.0. Hosted by The Linux Foundation, Hyperledger Sawtooth is a modular platform for building, deploying, and running distributed ledgers. Hyperledger Sawtooth is the second active Hyperledger project to reach 1.0, following Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 in July 2017.

“We’re beyond excited to see not one, but two of Hyperledger’s active projects hit 1.0,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “This is a huge testament to the strong collaboration of our growing community – I look forward to seeing even more products and services being powered by Hyperledger Sawtooth later this year.”

Hyperledger Sawtooth is an open source distributed ledger framework and one of the nine business blockchain and distributed ledger technologies hosted by The Linux Foundation. Hyperledger Sawtooth delivers unique capabilities. A few examples are included below:

  • On-chain governance – Utilize smart contracts to vote on blockchain configuration settings such as the allowed participants and smart contracts.
  • Advanced transaction execution engine – Process transactions in parallel to accelerate block creation and validation.
  • Support for Ethereum – Run solidity smart contracts and integrate with Ethereum tooling.
  • Dynamic consensus – Upgrade or swap the blockchain consensus protocol on the fly as your network grows, enabling the integration of more scalable algorithms as they are available.
  • Broad language support – Program smart contracts in your preferred language, with support including Go, JavaScript, Python and more.

The efforts around Hyperledger Sawtooth have grown significantly; from the initial code contribution in April 2016, to Active status graduation in May 2017, to today’s version 1.0 availability. Hyperledger Sawtooth is supported by an active community: organizations including Amazon Web Services, Active Ticketing, Bitwise.io, Cloudsoft, Context Labs, Dot BC Media, Ericsson, Hacera, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Microsoft Azure, Monax, Open Music Initiative, PokitDok, R3, T-Mobile, Wind River and more than 50 engineers have contributed to the project. Additionally, Proof of Concepts (PoC’s) have been deployed to support multiple business cases including music and media content rights attribution, recording healthcare transactions, Know Your Customer (KYC) in financial services and others.

Hyperledger aims to create common distributed ledger technology that enables organizations to build and run robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions. The project has grown to more than 185 members since its inception, spanning various industries including finance, healthcare, the Internet of Things, credit card services, supply chain and aeronautics, among several others.

Community Quotes:

“Intel is committed to accelerating blockchain adoption through collaborations with industry thought leaders like Hyperledger and The Linux Foundation,” said Rick Echevarria, Vice President, Software and Services Group and General Manager, Platforms Security Division, Intel Corporation. “We are proud of our contributions and the advancements Hyperledger Sawtooth is making in privacy, security and scalability, which are critical enterprise requirements that will enable faster adoption of distributed ledger technology.” Learn more.

“It is exciting and gratifying to see the Hyperledger Sawtooth team publish their 1.0 release,” said Christopher Ferris, Chair of the Hyperledger Technical Steering Committee. “This release demonstrates that the ‘umbrella’ strategy, that Hyperledger has adopted, is working well and delivering on the promise of blockchain technologies for the enterprise.”

“The ticketing industry is crying out for security and immutable state with regards to ticket distribution to mitigate the growing nefarious agents that operate in this space,” said said Martin Vidler, Chief Technology Officer, Active Ticketing PLC. “Utilizing Hyperledger Sawtooth to create on-chain security, user reputation management and secure peer 2 peer transactions has shown that blockchain, focused and applied in the right way has massive benefits to both artists and consumers. We are proud to work in partnership with blockchain engineering specialists from Intel and other Hyperledger members, and this has made the Sawtooth Technology an integral part of Active’s proposition where this technology can benefit the live events industry.” Learn more.

“Our customers are looking to build scalable blockchain solutions for use cases across multiple industries,” said Matt Yanchyshyn, Director Solutions Architecture, Amazon Web Services. “Providing Sawtooth as a turn-key product running on Amazon Web Services (AWS) allows our customers to deploy their own blockchains in a matter of minutes, while reducing the time it takes to run blockchain-based solutions on AWS.” Learn more.

“Engaging with the Hyperledger Sawtooth team and technology has been an amazing experience from start to finish,” said Benji Rogers, Chief Executive Officer, dotBlockchain Media. “We are excited to continue the vital work of creating the global protocol and format for media, rights, identity, authority and communication with Sawtooth and Intel® Software Guard Extensions as its backbone.” Learn more.

“The release of Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.0 is a significant milestone for the Hyperledger community and the Enterprise Blockchain space, said Ram Jagadeesan, Distinguished Engineer and CTO of Blockchain at Cisco and Hyperledger Governing Board Member and Chair of Architecture Work Group. “At Cisco, we strongly believe in open source, standards and interoperability, and are excited to see the Sawtooth team reach this milestone and showcase the vibrant and diverse DLT ecosystem developing under the Hyperledger umbrella.” Learn more.

“Huawei welcomes the 1.0 release of Hyperledger Sawtooth,” said Stephen McNamara, Chief Architect Blockchain, Huawei. “Pushing the blockchain configuration onto the chain itself, the addition of “un-pluggable” consensus rules, and parallel transaction execution are all valuable additions to the platform. We look forward to trying it further now that the GA release is complete.” Learn more.

“Monax has very much enjoyed the pleasure of working with the Sawtooth team to bring flexible, fast, and secure blockchain technology into the real world,” said Casey Kuhlman, CEO, Monax. “Sawtooth’s design has allowed the team to leverage prior work from other Hyperledger projects embracing the essence of what the best open source projects are meant to do. We look forward to continuing to work together in driving forward the cutting edge of blockchain technology.” Learn more.

“The Open Music Initiative is proud to have selected Hyperledger Sawtooth as it’s reference platform,” said Panos A. Panay, Vice President, Innovation and Strategy, Berklee College of Music; co-founder Open Music Initiative. “Blockchain is developing to be a crucial technology for ensuring that creators and rights owners are appropriately identified and compensated across the entire value chain of the music industry. We are excited to see Sawtooth reach this milestone of maturity.” Learn more.

“As the first company to demonstrate a working solution of full hardware-based consensus and smart contract computation on blockchain, PokitDok relies on Hyperledger Sawtooth and The Linux Foundation to help us protect sensitive information, code, and data, while at the same time scaling these computational complexities,” said Ted Tanner Jr., Co-Founder and CTO, PokitDok. Learn more.

“Hyperledger Sawtooth is a unique blockchain platform because of its native integration with Intel® Software Guard Extensions. Another special feature is that smart contracts can be written in multiple programming languages including Java and Python,” said Shinam Arora, CEO, Primechain Technologies. “Primechain Technologies is working on developing a KYC system and a Financial Instrument Lifecycle Management solution on Hyperledger Sawtooth. We are also working on integrating Sawtooth in our blockchain appliance.” Learn more.

“As early partners on Hyperledger Sawtooth, we witnessed first-hand the innovative approach Intel takes to solving some of the mutual challenges faced by enterprise blockchain platforms,” said Todd McDonald, Co-Founder and Head of Partnerships, R3. “We are delighted to see them reach this milestone and look forward to continuing our work together.” Learn more.

“State Bank of India (SBI) is leveraging Hyperledger Sawtooth for our blockchain applications like Smart Contracts, KYC, AML, Consortium Lending, Reconciliation and others,” said Sudin Baraokar, IT Innovation Advisor to SBI. “SBI is working with PrimeChain Technologies and BankChain, an alliance of 30+ banks, in efforts to launch and deploy several production-ready Blockchain solutions in 2018.” Learn more.

“As the Un-carrier, T-Mobile approaches the wireless industry differently, from the customer experience to pushing the limits of the technologies that power our business and service,” said Warren McNeel, Senior Vice President, Digital Technology and Development, T-Mobile. “Using Hyperledger Sawtooth as a platform, the company created Sawtooth Hyper Directory as an Identity and Access Management (IAM) solution, and we’re excited to continue to develop new solutions on the platform that can help add value and functionality for both customers and our business.” Learn more.

“Given its potential benefits, the significance of blockchain has increasingly grown in recent times. The Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.0 platform can provide important infrastructure elements that enable the delivery of open commercial grade software components ledger for IoT devices,” said Michel Genard, General Manager, Operating Systems, Wind River. “Using this platform, it will be possible to track essential information about the open source in use, including security vulnerabilities, license compliance artifacts and cryptography technologies. We look forward to continuing our work with this project.” Learn more.

“Filament supports Hyperledger Sawtooth out of the box on our blockchain-native hardware, the Blocklet Chip™,” said Allison Clift-Jennings, CEO, Filament. “We currently have several Sawtooth IoT blockchain pilots underway that are designed to deliver trusted verification, interaction and full transaction capability in markets such as transportation and energy. Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.0 is the next step in enabling scalable and trusted distributed ledgers for these environments that need to physically trace assets and verify data in a blockchain.” Learn more.

“We are excited to collaborate with Intel to support Hyperledger Sawtooth through integration with the Coco Framework,” said Christine Avanessians, Principal Program Manager, Azure Blockchain. “Bringing the two technologies together will marry the benefits of the Sawtooth transaction processor model with the scalability and confidentiality capabilities of Coco.  In addition, our work around confidential computing on Azure will provide the ideal platform to seamlessly deploy enterprise grade blockchain solutions to address our customers’ business needs.”

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About Hyperledger

Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance blockchain technology by addressing important features for a cross-industry open standard for distributed ledgers. It is a global collaboration including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and Technology. The Linux Foundation hosts Hyperledger as a Collaborative Project under the foundation. To learn more, visit: https://www.hyperledger.org/.

Hyperledger Kicks Off 2018 With 27 New Members

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Diverse set of new members includes leaders in healthcare, consulting, advertising, supply chain & technology

SAN FRANCISCO – (January 25, 2018) Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, announced today that 27 new organizations have joined. As a multi-project, multi-stakeholder effort, Hyperledger incubates nine business blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, including Hyperledger Fabric, Hyperledger Iroha, Hyperledger Indy, Hyperledger Burrow, Hyperledger Quilt and Hyperledger Sawtooth, among others.

“Growth in membership continues to exceed our expectations,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “2018 looks very promising for production deployments, and I think we’re just on the edge of this technology as part of a new Internet stack that will significantly impact the way we conduct business and society. We very much look forward to working with these new members.”

Hyperledger aims to enable organizations to build robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by creating enterprise grade, open source distributed ledger frameworks and code bases. It is a global collaboration of more than 185 organizations including leaders in finance, banking, IoT, supply chain, manufacturing and technology. The latest general members are: Aetna, Blockchain Training Alliance, 8base, Centra Tech, Dealer Market Exchange (DMX), Easy Visible Supply Chain Management, Elementrem, Eli Lilly & Company, Embleema, Filament, KrypC Corp, MetaX, PetroBloq, Pravici, PwC, Smartchains, Tencent Cloud, Thales, Turkcell, VitalHub Corp., and Ziggurat Technology.

Hyperledger supports an open community that values 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 include: Infrachain, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania, Produce Marketing Association, Smart Dubai Office, University College London, and Vilnius Gediminas Technical University.

New member quotes:

Aetna

“Aetna looks forward to working with Hyperledger as a place to collaborate on the evolution of blockchain technology to understand firsthand the opportunities for corporate and healthcare industry adoption,” said Robert Samuel, Sr. Director, Enterprise Architecture Technology Strategy and Research.

Blockchain Training Alliance

“We are excited to join Hyperledger and develop future professionals through relevant, accessible, and comprehensive training. Delivering value that accelerates the Hyperledger community is our ultimate goal,” said Chad Decker, CEO, Blockchain Training Alliance. “We are dedicated to leading Hyperledger training efforts globally by promoting the highest standards of education and professional excellence that benefits both the learners and the Hyperledger Project.”

8base

“Joining Hyperledger is a significant step for 8base in making blockchain enterprise-ready and accelerating our customers’ journey to production,” said Albert Santalo, CEO, 8base. “Our commitment to Hyperledger will help enterprise-grade blockchain technology adoption and will enable 8base to innovate in the most demanding applications.”

Centra Tech

“Centra is thrilled and honored to be working with the Hyperledger community,” said Chase Zimmerman, Chief Marketing Officer, Centra Tech. “Our goal is to create a world connected to cryptocurrencies with our four core products including the Centra Wallet to store digital assets, the Centra Card to spend digital assets, as well as two soon to be released products and services – the Centra Marketplace to buy goods with digital assets and the cryptocurrency Centra Exchange platform to buy, sell and trade digital assets. We believe with our Centra team and the Hyperledger network that has been established, we are able to raise the stakes and reach new heights delivering the very best products and services available.”

Dealer Market Exchange

“Hyperledger is truly a unique group to work with. Our DMX Foundry team is right now forging the dealership model of tomorrow in blockchain. Being the leading open source collaborative effort advancing cross-industry blockchain technologies hosted by The Linux Foundation, we could not have entered a greater partnership opportunity,” said Jason Bennick, CEO and Co-Founder, Dealer Market Exchange. “Changing 100 years of industry habit and legacy technology will not be easy. We’re confident that with the business blockchain frameworks that Hyperledger provides, DMX will realize this change in earnest; migrating dealerships, manufacturers, and consumers well into the 21st century.”

Easy Visible Supply Chain Management

“Easy Visible is an early adopter of blockchain technology. Back to 2016 we started to build a Hyperledger Fabric based supply chain financing platform. This platform has served many customers including trade companies and banks. They have benefited from what we provide — more trustworthy and transparent trade context, significantly improved efficiency, and reduced risk,” said Ling Shao, CTO, Easy Visible. “We are thrilled to join the Hyperledger community and we believe our unique understanding and demonstration of supply chain finance with the underlying Hyperledger technology will bridge the gaps between hyperledger community and supply chain industry.”

Elementrem

“We have no doubt that Hyperledger will become a necessity for enterprise blockchain,” said Isaiah Kim, Founder and CEO, Elementrem. “It is a great pleasure for us to carry out the project with this vibrant community. At Elementrem, we are well aware of how important it is to migrate existing information into blockchain in a flexible way in order for companies to be able to process their new information for evolving business needs. We will work together with Hyperledger to help companies utilize blockchain effectively as a familiar interface regardless of their type of information.”

Eli Lilly & Company

“Eli Lilly and Company is a global healthcare leader that discovers and develops medicines to help people live longer, healthier, more active lives,” said Mike Meadows, CTO, Eli Lilly & Company. “We believe healthcare is on the verge of a technology revolution. As a result, we are excited to join The Linux Foundation and Hyperledger, reinforcing our commitment to the open-source community and partnering on the potential for blockchain technologies within healthcare.”

Embleema

“We are delighted to join the Hyperledger open source consortium and look forward to contributing to the advancement of blockchain in healthcare,” said Robert Chu, CEO, Embleema Inc. “We are fully committed to leveraging blockchain for delivering better care to patients and working with the Hyperledger community to make the technology the next standard for patient-centric applications.”

Filament

“Filament is focused on taking enterprise and industrial IoT connectivity benefits to the next level and we believe blockchain will enable new business models for entire industries,” said Allison Clift-Jennings, CEO, Filament. “Joining Hyperledger is invaluable, as we can collaborate with a powerful community to move blockchain and IoT centric solutions forward that are likely to be game changers for all businesses with critical data.”

KrypC Corp

“KrypC is a global technology company, delivering enterprise-grade blockchain products and solutions to the public and private sector. Joining Hyperledger is not just a great pleasure for us, but a natural step forward in our evangelization of blockchain technology’s innate business value,” said Ravi Jagannathan, CEO, KrypC Corp. “Our flagship product ‘KrypCore’ is a configurable, zero coding platform. It integrates businesses’ value chains, automates processes and enables all network participants and contributors to steer their business with ease. We strongly feel that our collaboration and contribution towards Hyperledger’s open source community mission will create enormous value for the entire ecosystem in delivering ‘future proofed’ innovative solutions.”

MetaX

“We are excited to join Hyperledger and become involved in their open source community,” said Alanna Gombert, CRO, MetaX. “Our adChain protocol is focused on translating and deploying digital advertising standards cross-chain and Hyperledger is an important addition. We are looking forward to the work ahead!”

PetroBloq

“PetroBloq’s mission is to provide the energy industry with world-class blockchain based platforms,” said Alex Blyumkin, CEO of PetroBloq which is a subsidiary of Petroteq Energy Inc. (tk:PQE.v.) “Our involvement with Hyperledger and The Linux Foundation is a crucial part of our mission. We are inviting global oil producers and other industry participants to join our PetroBLOQ consortium, so together we can change the industry.”

Pravici

“Pravici has vast experience implementing loyalty programs and technologies. Our client roster includes some of the largest and most successful companies in the world of automobiles, travel and transportation, and captive finance,” said Mahesh Balan, CEO, Pravici. “We are very excited to now be able to deliver blockchain (and DLT) solutions to these same corporate clients. Pravici is using Hyperledger Fabric to deliver a Tokenized Loyalty Platform (TLP), and helping these customers to integrate the TLP with popular loyalty products such as Oracle’s Loyalty Cloud and Oracle’s Siebel Loyalty. We are thrilled to be part of Hyperledger.”  

PwC

“We are excited to become members of Hyperledger,” said Steve Davies, Global Blockchain Leader, PwC. “Having actively worked with Hyperledger for some time, this decision is reflective of our desire to take our involvement to the next level and become a participant and contributor to the foundation. PwC has developed a global network of blockchain specialists, working with clients across multiple industries to explore this emerging technology and bring it to life for business.”

Tencent Cloud

“Blockchain technology has shown a promising prospect of application in the finance industry, and we’ve developed our vertical solutions around industry usage scenarios to help financial institutions to obtain a stable, reliable and flexible blockchain service,” said Qiu Yuepeng, vice president of Tencent and president of Tencent Cloud. “To better drive the development of smart finance, we are looking forward to joining Hyperledger and helping financial institutions develop services based on blockchain.”

Thales

“Digital security is our business. For more than 30 years, Thales has helped financial institutions, global enterprises and government organizations think smarter and act faster – making life better and keeping us safer,” said Jon Geater, Chief Technology Officer at Thales eSecurity. “In a world that is increasingly fast moving and unpredictable we need technology solutions that can keep us one step ahead of the threat. Blockchain technology is rapidly becoming a key component of high integrity connected systems and we are very pleased to join the impressive Hyperledger community to build a secure and trusted digital future.”

Turkcell

“Thanks to the first wave of digitalization, we have become familiar with the IOT, cloud solutions, virtual reality, big data, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles and many other new techno trends,” said Mine Şenuysal Özgür, IT Director at Turkcell Finansman. “These revolutionary technologies have made our life easier, enabling us to access anything we want. While the radically novel approaches offered by digitals still prevail, a totally different pioneer has recently become popular. ‘Blockchain’ has emerged as a new system that proves the possibility of techno platforms being consolidated on one platform, thus reducing workload and process transactions. It appears to be the foundation of secure for the future. The collective power of the system leads our life in terms of numerous innovative gains and gives rise to radical changes. We are proud to be a part of Hyperledger in the development of the new generation blockchain, which has made a quantum leap in global asset transfer due to the positive and disruptive effects of the said changes, reduced the cost and duration of transactions and restored the feeling of trust.”

VitalHub

“We are excited about the opportunity to work alongside world-leading corporations, consultancies, and organizations across the technology sector, to develop commercially viable and scalable blockchain solutions,” said Dan Matlow, CEO, VitalHub. “The combination of VitalHub’s healthcare domain expertise, along with Hyperledger’s depth and collaboration will enable us to develop impactful healthcare blockchain applications aligned with our customer’s needs, with global applicability and impact. We are well underway in our or effort to build healthcare applications that leverage blockchain technology and the Hyperledger platform.”

Ziggurat Technology

“As a Chinese creative technology startup company with several Hyperledger core developers, [Ziggurat] has just had its 1st birthday. We feel proud to be acknowledged by the core circle of the international blockchain technology community, and to have the opportunity to contribute, together with all the other important members, to The Linux Foundation and Hyperledger,” said Tang Ling, CEO, Ziggurat. “Based on Hyperledger, we have already developed a series of tools that aim precisely at the current needs of the global creative industries such as BaaS and SDK. This is also the very primary reason why I founded Ziggurat: always base on clients, and to explore the driving force blockchain technology can bring to the progressing of the society, civilisation and economy.”

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/.

2018 Hyperledger Global Forum Announced

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Developers, vendors, enterprise end-users and enthusiasts of Hyperledger blockchain technologies to converge in Basel, Switzerland

SAN FRANCISCO, January 23, 2018 – Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, announced today the inaugural 2018 Hyperledger Global Forum, which will take place December 12-15 in Basel, Switzerland at the Congress Center Basel.

The 2018 Hyperledger Global Forum will convene the global enterprise blockchain community to advance these critical technologies. The agenda will comprise of both enterprise and technical tracks covering a mix of topics including blockchain in the enterprise, distributed ledger and smart contracts 101, roadmaps for Hyperledger projects, industry keynotes and use cases in development. There will also be social networking for the community to bond, and hacking activities with mentors to help facilitate software development collaboration and knowledge sharing to bring developers up the learning curve.

“This year’s Global Forum will be the premier event to collaborate and better understand Hyperledger blockchain technologies, real use cases and production deployment challenges facing enterprises today,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “For anyone still wrestling with how blockchain will transform businesses processes, and where their industry fits in, this is the perfect opportunity to learn more.”

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 communities.

A call for papers, keynote speakers and the conference schedule will be announced this summer. For more information about the 2018 Hyperledger Global Forum, please visit: https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/hyperledger-global-forum-2018/

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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/.

Hyperledger Announces 14 New Members

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183 diverse organizations back Linux Foundation’s open blockchain consortium

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (November 28, 2017) Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, announced today that 14 new organizations have joined. As a multi-project, multi-stakeholder effort, Hyperledger incubates nine business blockchain and distributed ledger technologies including Hyperledger Fabric, Hyperledger Iroha, Hyperledger Indy, Hyperledger Burrow, Hyperledger Quilt and Hyperledger Sawtooth, among others.

“The amount of interest in getting involved with Hyperledger and increasing diversity of organizations joining our efforts in 2017 is really building momentum,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “These new members are critical in our goal of advancing enterprise grade, open source distributed ledger frameworks upon which users can build and run a variety of business applications. We’re excited to see the contributions from this vibrant community push forward more Hyperledger projects to 1.0 and beyond.”

Hyperledger aims to enable organizations to build robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by creating an enterprise grade, open source distributed ledger framework and code base. It is a global collaboration including leaders in finance, banking, IoT, supply chain, manufacturing and technology. The latest General members include: Agavon, B9lab, China Minsheng Bank, EBPI BV, Global Blockchain Technologies, GM Financial, GXChain, Information Builders, Sempre IT, United Traders and YDreams Global.

Hyperledger supports an open community that values 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 to join this month include: Monetary Authority of Singapore, National Association of Realtors and UCLA Blockchain Lab.

New member quotes:

Agavon

“As one of our key areas of business is providing consulting services to help companies decide whether blockchain or other distributed ledger technologies is right for them, as well as which one would be best, it was natural for us to decide to become a member of Hyperledger,” said Travin Keith, Founder of Agavon. “This way, we join many other great businesses taking blockchain technology forward in the right way. We look forward to being active members of the community by collaborating with others and contributing to the ecosystem, especially since some members of our team have already been doing so over the past year.”

B9lab

“We have been watching the enterprise blockchain space for a while and the work of everyone involved in Hyperledger has been the most consistent and convincing by far,” said Elias Haase, Founder of B9lab. “We decided to build an in-depth developer course for Hyperledger Fabric, and more courses will be following for the other incubated projects. Our aim is to bring more talent into the market where the community and technology really merit it. We’re thrilled to be a part of the growing Hyperledger ecosystem.”

China Minsheng Bank

“China Minsheng Bank continues to focus on and explore the applications of blockchain technology in the financial industry,” said Niu Xinzhuang, general manager of the science and technology department of China MinSheng Bank. “Also, through technology leading business, change and innovation, China Minsheng Bank provides more efficient, more convenient, more intelligent financial services for clients. We’re very excited to join Hyperledger and contribute to this community.”

EBPI BV

“We are very happy to be part of the Hyperledger family,” Coen Egberink, managing director of EBPI BV. “The disruptive technology enables us to optimize and reinvent existing business models. Hyperledger gives us an advantage to make a difference for our customers and their users. We strongly believe in the new technological wave that Blockchain brings and think Hyperledger is the ideal tool to be part of that.”

Global Blockchain Technologies

“As we work in the dynamic and rapidly-growing blockchain industry, we are extremely eager to explore and heighten our understanding of a variety of blockchain platforms,” said Shidan Gouran, President of Global Blockchain Technologies Corp. “We feel that there is no universal solution for all problems. Joining Hyperledger is an ideal opportunity for us to collaborate with the community to develop top-tier blockchain solutions.”

GXChain

“Since its inception, our company has been devoted to using blockchain technology for providing efficient and safe data exchange services for companies, governments, and institutions, helping people better manage their data,” said Minqiang Huang, Founder and CEO of GXChain. “We believe data will be the most important resource. The development level of a country will be largely determined by their efficiency of using data. GXChain greatly simplifies procedures of data exchange, improving security, user privacy and protecting data copyrights. We are excited to join Hyperleder. We want to make a better world by collaborating with more members to explore blockchain and related business models.”

Information Builders

“As blockchain technology makes inroads into finance, manufacturing, logistics, and many other business domains, Information Builders is pleased to introduce mature technologies for data intelligence, data integrity, and data integration to Hyperledger,” said Gerald Cohen, CEO of Information Builders. “Our iWay Service Manager (iSM) integration engine and WebFOCUS analytics platform enables blockchain applications to turn raw data into instant insights, while our Omni-Gen data management platform enforces consistency and standardization within blockchain applications, helping customers to easily integrate many types of applications, databases, and computing platforms onto Hyperledger Fabric. We look forward to working with Hyperledger.”

Sempre IT

“At Sempre IT, we are on a journey to enable our clients and partners in the development of new digital disruptive business models, and The Linux Foundation is aligned with our objectives, considering all the blockchain ecosystem provided by Hyperledger,” said Thiago Azevedo, CTO of Sempre IT. “The capabilities of a modular blockchain and its permissioned operation mode have a huge impact on the consensus strategy of the ledger. We are excited to be the first Brazilian partner of Hyperledger, improving our services of designing smart contracts and supporting the infrastructure components and the functional and performance tests of the blockchain.”

United Traders

“We are veterans of financial markets and have developed top notch software packages for professional traders, algorithmic trading, and market-making,” said Dmitry Belousov, Partner at United Traders. “We’ve been studying blockchain technology since 2013 and see it as promising and highly appreciate its potential for further development. Becoming a member of Hyperledger, a consortium unifying leaders of financial progress is a big step for us. This step gives us opportunities for cooperation, exchange of technologies and building new partnerships.”

YDreams Global

“We are proud to be part of this important movement that Hyperledger is leading,” said Daniel Japiassu, CEO of YDreams Global. “Blockchain is a necessity for our products and joining Hyperledger is part of our growth strategy as it will positively affect Arkave and several other initiatives. In order to have the fastest network of VR gaming arenas in the world, we need to combine efforts with Hyperledger and the amazing community they have. It is an honor to work with Hyperledger and we are looking forward to the collaboration.”

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/.

 

Hyperledger Grows With 7 New Members

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Largest open blockchain consortium now includes more than 170 diverse organizations

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (October 24, 2017) Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, announced today that 7 new organizations have joined the project. As a multi-project, multi-stakeholder effort, Hyperledger incubates eight business blockchain and distributed ledger technologies including Hyperledger Fabric, Hyperledger Iroha, Hyperledger Indy, Hyperledger Burrow, and Hyperledger Sawtooth, among others.

“Such growth this year shows we’re heading in the right direction and people are understanding that blockchain technology can be a viable solution for business,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “We thank our new members for their support as we continue to drive towards production deployments of Hyperledger technologies in the enterprise in 2017.”

Hyperledger aims to enable organizations to build robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by creating an enterprise grade, open source distributed ledger framework and code base. It is a global collaboration including leaders in finance, banking, IoT, supply chain, manufacturing and technology. The latest General members include: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software, Cognition Foundry, Majid Al Futtaim, Robert Bosch and Wipro. Hyperledger also welcomed two Premier members in the last month, Baidu and Tradeshift.

Hyperledger supports an open community that values contributions and participation from various entities. As such, pre-kapproved non-profits, open source projects and government entities can join Hyperledger at no cost as Associate members. Associate members to join this month include: Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF) and National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU).

New member quotes:

Baidu

“Over the past 17 years, we have striven to fulfill our mission by listening carefully to our users,” said Zhang Xuyang, Vice President of Baidu. “We believe blockchain technology will allow us to better tailor our search technology to our users’ needs by enhancing the way we optimize local tastes and preferences. We’re thrilled to be part of Hyperledger and look forward to collaborating with other members to drive open blockchain solutions forward.”

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software

“In 2017, Xiaomi Mobile started to explore applying blockchain technology to data collaboration, with the goal of defining standards of data collaboration and sharing data power across all partners without exposing raw data,” said Dawei Gu, general manager and head of monetization, Xiaomi technology. “For the best performance, we chose to join Hyperledger and use it to build our platform. Based on Hyperledger, we launched the alpha version product named ‘Mi AD DataChain’ and plan to involve more giant enterprises to participate in this datachain, driving data fusion across multiple participants.”

Cognition Foundry

“Cognition Foundry helps startups access technology that creates a competitive advantage, we call this ‘democratising access to Enterprise IT,'” said Ron Argent, CEO of Cognition Foundry. “Our success with startups also draws the attention of large organisations. The credibility and authenticity afforded by Hyperledger compliments our philosophy and the aspirations of our clients. Embracing Hyperledger is very exciting for us, as we believe The Linux Foundation is perfectly aligned with our objectives, both technical and in terms of community. We believe Hyperledger has great potential for small companies who aspire to grow quickly, as well as large enterprises who require a solid code base and vibrant community of contributors to ensure quality. Whether we’re helping a founder create something brand new, or spearheading change with a global brand, we’re confident Hyperledger Fabric is up to the task. We are honored to contribute.”

Majid Al Futtaim

“At Majid Al Futtaim, we are on a journey towards ensuring that we are as prominent digitally as we are physically, with data and technology sitting at the center of every business decision we make. Partnering with Hyperledger will elevate our involvement in the development of the Blockchain technology, which is set to change many of the industries we operate in including, real estate, retail, consumer finance, and healthcare,” Said Abdulrahman Addas, Chief Corporate Development Officer, Majid Al Futtaim – Holding. “We are excited about the potential of Blockchain and being part of a movement that will be central to how the technology develops in the coming years. In doing so, we will be in an excellent position to utilize the latest advancements that can allow us to deliver an effortless and secure experience for our customers.”

Robert Bosch

“We are excited to join Hyperledger and its ecosystem,” said Donya-Florence Amer – Executive Vice President and responsible for the Business Interface of Robert BOSCH GmbH. “Bosch is transforming into an IoT Company and recognizes Blockchain as a key technology bringing IoT to the next level. Hyperledger as the Blockchain derivate focusing on industrial usage is key for us. Bosch has its strength in the full stack of IoT devices, cloud services for data storage and processing, experience in delivering critical software, and industrial processes with strong partnerships. We are very much looking forward to working with and to contributing to this alliance.”

Tradeshift

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

Wipro

“We are excited about joining Hyperledger and look forward to working closely with the Hyperledger community to catalyze blockchain adoption for global enterprise,” said Krishnakumar N. Menon, Vice President, Service Transformation, Wipro Limited. “Our customers are increasingly looking at Hyperledger to build enterprise-grade blockchain solutions for specific industry use-cases. Additionally, Wipro’s open source services, expertise and solutions add value to our Hyperledger-based blockchain offerings. We look forward to investing in crowdsourced innovation and open collaboration as part of our efforts in 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, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and Technology. The Linux Foundation hosts Hyperledger under the foundation. To learn more, visit: https://www.hyperledger.org/.