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Hyperledger Adds 3 New Members

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The Linux Foundation’s open source blockchain project reaches 152 members

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (August 29, 2017) Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, announced today that three new organizations have joined the project. As a multi-project, multi-stakeholder effort, Hyperledger incubates eight business blockchain and distributed ledger technologies including Hyperledger Sawtooth, Hyperledger Fabric, Hyperledger Iroha and Hyperledger Indy, among others.

“Adding many diverse organizations each month is fantastic to see as blockchain will change the way we conduct business across many industries,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “The support from these new members will be beneficial as we focus on driving further integration among our incubated projects and production deployments in the second half of 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: BTS, Oracle and The Patientory Foundation.

 New member quotes:  

BTS

“At BTS, we seek to use distributed ledger technology to increase efficiency and facilitate new services for telecom operators worldwide,” said Luis Benavente, CTO, BTS. “With more than 25 years of experience transacting internationally with over 1,000 operators, we envision riding the telco/financial convergence wave providing the international telecom market with a blockchain based service to exchange value and information. We strongly believe this disruptive technology will enable us to develop a carrier exchange community that will minimize the intrinsic inefficiencies embedded in our business today. We’re very happy to be a part of the Hyperledger ecosystem and look forward to collaborating with other members to further this technology. ”

Oracle

“As we develop our blockchain cloud platform for enterprise use, we believe scalable cross-industry technologies, confidential transactions, and modular architecture promoted through initiatives like the Hyperledger Project, are critical components,” said Amit Zavery, senior vice president, cloud platform and middleware, Oracle. “We are excited to join Hyperledger Fabric and strengthen the foundation of distributed ledger technology, simplify and accelerate deployment of blockchains, and promote interoperability between blockchain networks. Through these efforts, we hope to offer advanced blockchain cloud services that support Oracle’s extensive SaaS application portfolio and our customers’ applications deployed in PaaS, IaaS or on-premises.”

Patientory Foundation

“As one of the first companies to bring blockchain to healthcare, we are delighted to join Hyperledger,” said Patientory Founder and CEO Chrissa McFarlane. “With cyber attacks projected to cost hospitals $305 billion USD by 2021 and medical information already worth ten times more than credit card numbers on the deep web, the need for secure patient data is critical. We are eager to collaborate with Hyperledger’s broader community to develop the technology further and form relationships that can help us advance the implementation of blockchain in the health space.”

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 Welcomes 10 New Members

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Consortium’s strong growth follows milestone launch of Hyperledger Fabric 1.0

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (July 26, 2017) Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, announced today that 10 new organizations have joined the project. The growth comes on the heels of the availability of Hyperledger Fabric 1.0, the consortium’s first production ready blockchain framework announced last month. As a multi-project, multi-stakeholder effort, Hyperledger incubates several business blockchain and distributed ledger technologies including Hyperledger Sawtooth, Hyperledger Iroha and Hyperledger Indy, among others.

“Welcoming this many new members from all over the world in various industries is great to see,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “The added support comes at a perfect time, with the recent launch of Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 and the goal of working together as a community to reach and promote production deployments of the technology this year. These new members will be advantageous in our efforts in building open blockchain software and pushing more Hyperledger projects to 1.0.”

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: ANNE, Beijing RZXT Technology Development, Capgemini Financial Services, New H3C Technologies, Revelry Labs, Smart Link Labs and TradeIX.

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. Several Associate members joined this month including the Accord Project, Tecnalia Research & Innovation and University of Luxembourg.

New General Member Quotes:

ANNE

“We have been working on ANNE’s CopyRight BlockChain since 2016 and are thrilled to work with Hyperledger Fabric, as it makes everything easier,” said HaoHan, CTO, ANNE inc. “The ANNE’s CopyRight BlockChain will use Hyperledger to register and protect against copyright infringement. It will provide writers and artists an easy way to timestamp their work, create a permanent record and issue their clients a time-stamped copyright certificate. Hyperledger’s popularity and promise makes us so excited to part of this community and contribute in any way that we can.”

Beijing RZXT Technology Development

“Our mission is to use blockchain technology to help our customers cut costs and increase efficiency; Joining Hyperledger will undoubtedly help us fulfill our mission,” said Jin XU, CEO, RZXT. “We are looking forward to interacting with and contributing to one of the most advanced blockchain development communities.”

Capgemini Financial Services

“At Capgemini, we seek to become the partner of choice for our Financial Services clients who feel ready to move from proof of concept to production on Blockchain,” said Damien de Chillaz, Vice President, Blockchain Leader, Capgemini Financial Services.We believe that this ambition requires the right combination of business intimacy and technical expertise that we can bring through our leadership position in Financial Services and our global presence and expertise in Distributed Ledger Technology. Although we remain ledger-agnostic, we are very excited to join Hyperledger and its open source community, to help shape the future of financial services alongside our most strategic clients.”

New H3C Technologies

“It’s a great pleasure to join Hyperledger; New H3C is devoted to the promotion of Hyperledger and blockchain technology,” said You Xuejun, Vice President and CTO, New H3C Group. “As an innovative company, New H3C has invested heavily in emerging fundamental technologies. We believe that blockchain is disruptive and has a promising prospect of wide adoption. By working with Hyperledger, we believe New H3C can better address the needs of our customers to explore and adopt new technologies.”

Revelry Labs

“The team at Revelry is filled with developers and technologists who have spent years building  digital products on the Linux operating system,” said Gerard Ramos, CEO, Revelry Labs. “We pride ourselves with staying at the forefront of emerging technologies and recognize that blockchain represents a new wave of innovation. We’re excited to partner with Hyperledger, The Linux Foundation and fellow members to promote and develop toward a future that brings innovative technology to our customers, partners and the open source community.”

SmartLink Labs

“SmartLink Labs is excited to be a part of the Hyperledger community,” said Suhrud Dagli, Co-founder, SmartLink Labs. “We’re dedicated to building a platform to support structured finance transactions across different asset types. As a blockchain platform, we’re focused on developing Smart Contracts that embed cash flow models. We feel that aligning with Hyperledger will help bolster our presence in the open source community for blockchain technologies.”

TradeIX

“The rise of blockchain and distributed technology has introduced huge opportunities for us to transform and rewire the trade finance ecosystem and subsequently the way companies conduct trade and manage global supply chains,” said Andrew Berti, CTO, TradeIX. “Our mission is to provide the global trade ecosystem with an open platform that eliminates the inefficiencies, cost, friction that plague our industry today. A key part of this involves providing our partners and clients with world-class distributed ledger technologies. Our participation in Hyperledger and the Linux Foundation is a critical part of this mission.”

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 Adds Cisco as a Premier Member

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Greater investment in open blockchain technology supports global leader’s aim to accelerate innovation and develop new business models

SAN FRANCISCO  – July 25, 2017 – Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, announced today that Cisco has upgraded its General membership to Premier. As a Premier member, Ram Jagadeesan, Cisco Distinguished Engineer and Blockchain CTO, will join the Hyperledger Governing Board. Cisco joins other Premier members: Accenture, Airbus, American Express, Change Healthcare, CME Group, Deutsche Borse Group, Daimler, Digital Asset, DTCC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, J.P. Morgan, NEC, r3., SAP, and Wanda FFan Technology. Hyperledger Premier and General members cut across a wide vertical of industries.

“Blockchain technology represents the next generation of the Internet — the internet of value and trusted transactions which will drive extensive industry transformation. It is ever more important to come together and build open and interoperable solutions which will enable widespread adoption and allow companies to harness blockchain’s disruptive power,” said Jagadeesan. “We are excited to promote Hyperledger’s longevity and growth across multiple use cases and industries.”

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. Since the beginning of 2016, Hyperledger has grown to more than 145 members that span various industries, including finance, healthcare, the Internet of Things and aeronautics, among several others.

“Cisco is a technology leader with expertise building secure, scalable and Internet scale critical infrastructure; We are thrilled they’re taking a leadership role within Hyperledger’s Governing Board,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “Cisco has been an active member of Hyperledger and we highly value its contributions to date.”

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 Announces Production-Ready Hyperledger Fabric 1.0

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159 engineers from 28 organizations contributed to project to advance open blockchain products and services

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (July 11, 2017) – Hyperledger, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced today the general availability of Hyperledger Fabric 1.0. Hosted by The Linux Foundation, Hyperledger Fabric is a blockchain framework implementation and intended as a foundation for developing blockchain applications, products or solutions.

“Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 is a true milestone for our community,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger.  “After over a year of public collaboration, testing, and validation in the form of POCs and pilots, consumers and vendors of technology based on Hyperledger Fabric can now advance to production deployment and operations. I look forward to seeing even more products and services being powered by Hyperledger Fabric in the next year and beyond.”

Hyperledger Fabric offers a modular architecture allowing components, such as consensus and membership services, to be plug-and-play. It leverages container technology to host smart contracts called “chaincode” that comprise the application logic of the system. Just 16 months ago, Hyperledger Fabric became the first of the eight Hyperledger projects to be incubated. Hyperledger Fabric was also the first of the Hyperledger projects to exit incubation to “Active” status in March, after a year in incubation.

The efforts around Hyperledger Fabric have grown into a true, vibrant community including engineers from: Arxan, Cloudsoft,  CLS, d20 Technical Services, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), Digital Asset, Fujitsu, GE, Gemalto, HACERA, Hitachi, Huawei Technologies, Hyperchain, ImpactChoice,  IT People, Knoldus, The Linux Foundation, Netease, Passkit, State Street Bank, SecureKey, IBM, SAP, Thoughtworks and Wanda Group. There were also contributions from 35 unaffiliated individuals. In total, 159 developers have contributed to Hyperledger Fabric.

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 145 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:

“I am so proud to be a part of the diverse community that came together to help birth Hyperledger’s first 1.0 project: Hyperledger Fabric 1.0. Of course, it doesn’t end here. There’s plenty more work to be done, more collaboration and more innovation on tap from all of the Hyperledger projects.” – Chris Ferris, Chair of Hyperledger’s Technical Steering Committee, CTO of Open Technology, IBM

“Long before I was nominated as co-release manager of Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 or even as a maintainer, we at HACERA, felt we should share our blockchain, crypto and financial markets expertise to contribute to such a promising open-source project. Even though we have worked with Bitcoin’s blockchain and Ethereum since the early days, enterprises are very different. Different industries have different regulatory requirements and business needs. It was a privilege to manage a release built by 28 companies who allocated over 150 engineers; we have learned so much from each other. This has motivated us, at HACERA, to build HACERA Kore – a framework allowing participants and organizations to seamlessly secure and protect sensitive data and information on blockchains. I am confident these technologies will enable more enterprises to unlock the potential of blockchains, even in highly regulated markets. ” – Jonathan Levi, Founder of HACERA, Hyperledger Fabric maintainer and a co-release manager of Hyperledger Fabric 1.0

“As a member of the Hyperledger community, DTCC is a strong advocate of open source software. The Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 release marks a significant milestone in the evolution of enterprise DLT technology and represents another step forward in making DLT adoption across critical sectors a reality.” – Rob Palatnick, Managing Director and Chief Technology Architect, DTCC

“I am delighted to see Hyperledger Fabric V1.0 released. It is a great pleasure for me to contribute to a significant step for the wider and practical application of blockchain technology for enterprise level and to support improvement and launch of innovative blockchain platform. Hitachi continues to contribute to Hyperledger community and to provide blockchain solutions for various industries.” – Nao Nishijima, Researcher, Hitachi’s Financial Innovation Laboratory

“Hyperledger Fabric is a foundational component of CLSNet – a service we are developing for bilateral payment netting of FX trades. We are very pleased with our collaboration with IBM and the tremendous progress over the past year in developing Hyperledger Fabric to meet the requirements of the wider financial industry. The high standards, attention to quality and rigor with which this open source project has been governed gives us the confidence in Hyperledger Fabric as a DLT platform for large-scale enterprise use cases.” – Tom Zschach, Chief Information Officer, CLS

“As a founding member of the Hyperledger community, ANZ is excited to be using Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 in its latest customer PoC, which has enabled the digitisation of the bank guarantee (or SBLC as they are known in the US) for property companies in Australia. The emergence of Fabric 1.0 has allowed ANZ to build a sophisticated multi-party solution for digitising, securing and managing these otherwise paper documents and to solve a range of legacy problems for our customers, both tenant and landlord. Version 1.0 brings the technology a step closer towards the flexible, scalable and secure DLT fabric needed by a broad range of industry grade use cases, and a step closer towards mainstream adoption.” – Nigel Dobson, GM Wholesale Digital, Digital Banking, ANZ Banking Group Limited.

“The Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 release is a major step towards production-ready DLT Blockchain implementations, heavily demanded by our customers and partners. IntellectEU has built proofs of concept with Hyperledger Fabric for document management and authentication, KYC/identity management, supply chain transparency and provenance tracking, smart correspondent banking and central bank use cases. The Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 release gives us the opportunity to move the projects towards pilot and eventually production implementations. I would like to acknowledge the entire Hyperledger development community and Hyperledger TSC who worked tirelessly to make this a reality.” – Hanna Zubko, Co-founder and CEO, IntellectEU Inc.

“After building solutions on both Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric 1.0, we found Fabric to be the superior platform for enterprise-grade blockchain applications. Since Hyperledger Fabric was designed to meet key requirements for permissioned blockchains with transaction privacy and configurable policies, we’ve been able to build solutions quickly and flexibly. Hyperledger Fabric lets our team spend more time focusing on our clients’ business requirements and less on finding technical workarounds.” – Mohan Venkataraman, CTO, IT People Corporation

“We view Hyperledger Fabric as the ideal platform for integrating the benefits of blockchain with existing enterprise software solutions. As an early adopter of Hyperledger Fabric, we witnessed the open-source/open-governance software development from the early days of version 0.6 to the recent version 1.0 release candidate. We are impressed by the completeness and sophistication of the architecture and believe it will be the fundamental platform for large scale blockchain deployment in the enterprise.” – Eric Vaughn, Co-founder and CTO at BlocLedger

“Hyperledger Fabric is strongly tailored to enterprise customers, and offers a range of identity management solutions which integrate with industry-standard domain authority and enterprise trust systems. Whilst public blockchains focus on ‘trustless’ networks, Hyperledger is specifically tailored to meet the needs of business customers and is easily integrated into existing systems with a minimum of effort and complexity.” – Sam Pospischil, Software Engineer, Everledger

“At Huawei, we’ve been working with Hyperledger Fabric and collaborating with the larger community for quite some time. Over the past several months, the project has made great progress with all the contributors’ efforts. Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 has several exciting features and is leading the direction of blockchain technology in the enterprise. We look forward to seeing all the production deployments and use cases powered by Hyperledger Fabric in the future.” – Yaoguo Jiang, Research Engineer, Huawei

“Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 is an important milestone in the evolution of distributed ledger technologies. Hyperledger is designed for service delivery transformation at scale, with unique data-integrity, security and privacy capabilities. Any business that depends on network effects for success will be well served by the develop-deploy-onboard-operate-monitor capabilities that are baked into the platform.” – Andre Boysen, Chief Identity Officer, SecureKey Technologies

“As one of the first startups to join Hyperledger, Loyyal is excited to be a founding user of Hyperledger Fabric 1.0. Our existing and prospective clients’ overwhelming preference for Hyperledger Fabric confirms its strong market position. We look forward to continuing to assist in the development and market adoption of Hyperledger Fabric through the Loyyal platform, the world’s first blockchain-based universal loyalty network.” – Gregory Simon, CEO and Founder, Loyyal

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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/.

 

NEC Joins Hyperledger as Premier Member

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Aims to implement blockchain in innovative solutions to contribute to greater safety, security, efficiency and equality in society

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (May 31, 2017) Hyperledger, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced today that NEC Corporation has joined as a Premier Member of the project. As a Premier member, Daichi Iwata, Head of NEC’s FinTech Business Development Office, will join the Hyperledger Governing Board.

“NEC joining as a Premier member further broadens Hyperledger’s global footprint and is great to see,” said Hyperledger Executive Director, Brian Behlendorf. “As an innovative leader in efficient social and technical solutions, we’re excited for the value and expertise they can bring to Hyperledger to advance open blockchain services for many industries.”

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. Since the beginning of 2016, Hyperledger has grown to more than 140 members that span various industries, including finance, healthcare, the Internet of Things and Aeronautics, among several others.

“NEC globally provides safe, secure and efficient social solutions for governments, governmental agencies, financial institutions and other organizations by combining its technology assets with broad systems integration expertise and customer assets,” said Osamu Fujikawa, Senior Vice President, Head of the Business Innovation Unit, NEC. “Regarding blockchain, NEC has been leading academic research on blockchain security since the beginning of Bitcoin. We believe blockchain is a transformative technology and are committed to advancing its adoption by contributing our expertise and knowledge to the Hyperledger community.”

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 NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company’s experience and global resources, NEC’s advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society.  For more information, visit NEC at http://www.nec.com.

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 Welcomes 8 New Members Ahead of Consensus 2017

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Leading open blockchain initiative adds diverse set of members and reports strong community growth

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (May 22, 2017) Hyperledger, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced today at Consensus that eight new members have joined the project to help create an open standard for distributed ledgers for a new generation of transactional applications. Hyperledger now has 142 members, a 373 percent increase since the project was announced with 30 members in February of 2016.

“These new members have joined Hyperledger bringing a diverse set of skills at a crucial time,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “Consensus is a great platform for our members to set the stage and speak to what’s happening in our community, as production blockchain deployments increase. I look forward to working with these new companies to drive open blockchain technologies forward across industries.”

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 members include: Alphapoint, Change Healthcare, CITIC, Clause Inc, Deloitte, Ernst & Young LLP, FZG360 Network Co. Ltd and Schroder Investment Management Limited.

New Member Quotes:

AlphaPoint

“At AlphaPoint we are committed to the open source community driving the blockchain and distributed ledger industry forward,” said Igor Telyatnikov, President and COO, AlphaPoint. “We are excited to officially join Hyperledger as contributing members and continue to help institutions deploy this exciting technology.”

Change Healthcare

“Blockchain is a promising and exciting new technology for secure online transactions,” said Aaron Symanski, CTO, Change Healthcare. “But it’s crucial that healthcare leaders step up to champion innovation to help take blockchain from its early implementations to tomorrow’s healthcare IT solutions. I look forward to collaborating with Hyperledger members to help develop an open, distributed ledger technology that makes secure and safe financial interoperability work better in healthcare and beyond.”

CITIC

“Joining Hyperledger is our first step to collaborate with international players in distributed ledger technology(DLT). DLT will bring a huge impact in our daily life and we look forward to working on this with current members,” said ZHU Gaoming, CFO, CITIC Group Corporation. “CITIC is China’s largest conglomerate and a constituent of the Hang Seng Index. Among our diverse global businesses, we focus primarily on financial services, resources and energy, manufacturing, engineering contracting and real estate. The short term goal is to use DLT to enhance our current business models and upgrade the existing technology; We welcome potential clients to Hyperledger.”

Clause, Inc

“The mission of Clause is to transition the world of legal contracting from a largely unintegrated static, paper-based, process to an integrated component of the increasingly data-driven business world,” said Peter Hunn, Clause. “Distributed ledger technology is one piece of the puzzle when it comes to the future of legal contracting. Being the only member in contract lifecycle management enables Clause to uniquely contribute to the goals of Hyperledger by bringing expertise and code that will advance distributed ledger technology in new directions. We’re looking forward to engaging more with the open source community, and leveraging existing and future Hyperledger projects in building the future of legal contracts.”

Deloitte

“As we are growing our blockchain activities and teams across the globe, the choice to join Hyperledger was clear,” said Eric Piscini, Global Blockchain Leader, Deloitte Consulting. “We are excited to actively participate in the open source community and drive the development of innovative blockchain solutions for our clients and the industry.”

EY

“Infusing blockchains that bring finance and operations together requires an approach that looks at finance, tax, audit, technology, and processes holistically, which has been a challenge to do,” said Paul Brody, EY Global Blockchain Leader. “We are delighted to join this project as Hyperledger will empower businesses to execute smart contracts and transact securely across the enterprise; embedding finance throughout the supply chain, sales and marketing and HR.”

FZG360 Network Co. Ltd

“We are thrilled to join the Hyperledger community and highly appreciate the opportunity to further explore the application of blockchain technology,” said Chen Jun, CTO, FZG360 Network Co. Ltd. “As a leading real-estate portal and trading platform, Fzg360 has entered the market of 60 cities in China, focusing on the marketing and trading of first-hand property, second-hand property and overseas property. We firmly believe that blockchain technology will have much wider use in the real-estate industry and are committed to enhance the application of the technology to a higher maturity level.”  

Hyperledger Community Growth:

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 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 Adds Change Healthcare as Premier Member

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Becomes first healthcare IT company to join open blockchain initiative at Premier level

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (May 22, 2017) Hyperledger, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced today at Consensus in New York that Change Healthcare has joined as a Premier Member of the project. One of America’s largest healthcare IT companies, Change Healthcare is the first healthcare organization to join at the top membership level. As a Premier member, Change Healthcare, CTO Aaron Symanski will join the Hyperledger Governing Board.

“We couldn’t be happier to welcome Change Healthcare as a Premier member,” said Hyperledger Executive Director, Brian Behlendorf. “Their expertise and global reach is sure to be a huge asset, as we continue to bring the community together to advance open blockchain tools and services for healthcare and various other industries.”

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. Since the beginning of 2016, Hyperledger has grown to more than 140 members that span various industries including finance, healthcare, the Internet of Things and Aeronautics, among several others. Hyperledger is committed to helping the healthcare industry realize the full potential of open source blockchain technologies and as such kicked off a Healthcare Working Group last October that has grown to more than 425 technologists and executives.

“Blockchain is a promising and exciting new technology for secure online transactions,” said Aaron Symanski, CTO, Change Healthcare. “But it’s crucial that healthcare leaders step up to champion innovation to help take blockchain from its early implementations to tomorrow’s healthcare IT solutions. I look forward to collaborating with Hyperledger members to help develop an open, distributed ledger technology that makes financial interoperability work better in healthcare and beyond.”

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 Change Healthcare

On March 2, 2017, Change Healthcare and McKesson announced the closing of their transaction to form a new healthcare technology company. The new company is called Change Healthcare, and the former McKesson Business Performance Services is now known as Technology-Enabled Services. Change Healthcare is inspiring a better healthcare system. Working alongside our customers and partners, we leverage our software and analytics, network solutions and technology-enabled services to help them improve efficiency, reduce costs, increase cash flow and more effectively manage complex workflows. Together, we are accelerating the journey toward improved lives and healthier communities. Learn more at www.changehealthcare.com.

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 Adds Seven New Members

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The Linux Foundation’s open blockchain initiative grows to 135 members

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (April 26, 2017) Hyperledger, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced today that seven new members have joined the project to help create an open standard for distributed ledgers for a new generation of transactional applications.

“This is a very exciting time with world class global organizations joining Hyperledger nearly every week,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “The blockchain technology community still has many challenges to solve, and many different possible approaches to solving them. Hyperledger’s open collaboration is key to fostering this growing community and is fundamentally important to getting innovative ideas into production-quality code 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 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 members include: CollectorIQ Inc., Korea Exchange, Shanghai Onechain Information Technology, Shenzhen Forms Syntron Information, The State of Illinois, The Netherlands Organization for applied scientific research (TNO) and 1worldblockchain.

New member quotes:

CollectorIQ Inc.

“CollectorIQ’s data and analytics platform aims to unlock liquidity in the $6 trillion global fine art and collectibles market,” said Christopher E. Vroom, CFA / CEO / CIQ of CollectorIQ Inc. “We’ve assembled the world’s largest public and private market dataset, which is the first step towards greater transparency and, ultimately, higher transaction velocity. The distributed ledger promises to increase trust and veracity of and in asset authenticity which we view as a fundamental requirement for broad-based participation. Over the next ten years, we expect blockchain strategies to drive an incremental $200 billion in sales activity in this vertical. We’re thrilled to be a part of Hyperledger and hope that we can meaningfully contribute to open-source innovation within this growing network of like-minded entrepreneurs.”

Korea Exchange

“Joining Hyperledger will open the gateway to the blockchain technology for the Korean capital market,” said Hong Hee Shin, CIO of the Korea Exchange. “As it has strived to transform the traditional financial industry into innovative business, the Korea Exchange will keep driving the Korean capital market to adopt and develop distributed ledger technology that will benefit all market participants and investors. The collaboration with Hyperledger and member firms will accelerate its effort to reach the goal.”

Shanghai Onechain Information Technology

“Onechain technology, a financial technology company in China, is excited to have joined Hyperledger as an open source initiative that promotes blockchain digital technology and transaction verification,” Mr. George Zhou, the general manager of Onechain technology. “Members can cooperate with each other to build an open platform and meet the needs of different industries from multiple use cases and streamline business processes. The success of joining, not only marks that Onechain technology has gained further acceptance in the field of blockchain, but also provides a good opportunity for us to cooperate with other members. And our goal is to become the blockchain integrated application solutions expert in the future.”

Shenzhen Forms Syntron Information

“Since its inception in 2003, Forms Syntron has been focusing on providing comprehensive IT services for the banking industry,” said Frank Chow, chairman of Forms Syntron. “We believe blockchain will take an important position in the banking industry. Being a member of Hyperledger will facilitate our blockchain technology, accelerate our development of fintech applications, and also promote the implementation of innovative blockchain applications for the banking industry.”

1worldblockchain

“The recent partnership between 1worldblockchain.com and the Hyperledger global community is a big step toward ensuring workable Blockchain standards, whilst staying true to the theme of DLT open source,” said Edward Ng, CEO of 1worldblockchain.com (1WB). “Our goal is to provide a robust Blockchain platform and business solutions development to facilitate an even better operational environment for the Fintech industry.  The Fintech operating environment needs industry standardized stability in order for it to move forward at an optimal and sustainable pace, as it replaces the outmoded, slow and inconvenient traditional X-border wire transfers systems. We at 1worldblockchain are looking forward to supporting the goodwill and contributing to the success of Hyperledger as part of The Linux Foundation.”

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 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 Momentum Continues With Eight New Members

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Open source blockchain initiative ends Q1 2017 with impressive growth totaling 129 members

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (March 28, 2017) Hyperledger, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced today that eight new members have joined the project to help create an open standard for distributed ledgers for a new generation of transactional applications.

“Each month, I am thrilled to see new members from all walks of life and varying industries join Hyperledger,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “This community includes some of the smartest minds working to advance open blockchain technologies and bring about transparency and trust into this next generation stack of the Internet; I’m eager to see where this year takes us with production deployments.”

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 members include: BBVA, China Jiangsu Huaxin Blockchain Research Institute, Colored Coins, Consensus Base Inc., NEX Optimisation, SecureKey Technologies, The Blockchain Research Institute and VSP Global.

New Member Quotes:

BBVA

“Being a Hyperledger partner is an important step forward in BBVA’s blockchain strategy, as it allows us to participate in the most relevant open-source communities in the industry and collaborate with companies from a wide range of sectors,” said Carlos Kuchkovsky, New Digital Business CTO, BBVA. “We believe that Hyperledger will be fundamental to ensuring standardization and interoperability in the different technologies and platforms that will make blockchain a powerful tool that will transform business processes and social relationships.”

China Jiangsu Huaxin Blockchain Research Institute

“It’s very exciting to have two forward thinking organizations with high aspirations and a will to change the world come together, joining forces for the greater common good,” said JBI Executive Director of Global Operations, Michael Yeung. “Our team from JBI is delighted to be a part of Hyperledger community. We look forward to collaborating and making this world a brighter place through blockchain.”

Consensus Base Inc.

“Consensus Base, a blockchain consulting and development startup based in Tokyo, is excited about joining Hyperledger,” said Hiroshi Shimo, CEO, Consensus Base. “So far, interest has been high in blockchain, as we’ve had many PoC projects, and got many requests from our clients. We hope we can share our insight and experience with the larger community and in turn learn from industry leaders about best practices.”

NEX Optimisation

“The financial services industry has spawned a huge number of legacy systems and fragmented data architectures which has led to complex processes and unnecessary cost for clients. Distributed ledger technology has the potential to transform our industry, simplifying client’s workflow and saving them billions of dollars in technology spend,” said Jenny Knott, CEO, NEX Optimisation. “At NEX, we are committed to the transformation of market structure, servicing our clients with emerging technologies. We are pleased to have joined the Hyperledger project which has successfully built a strong community focused on developing an open source framework for the use of distributed ledger technology across multiple participants.”

SecureKey Technologies

“The potential for blockchain to play a significant role in redefining online privacy and security is limitless, and we see a huge opportunity to apply it to improving identity authentication and verification in the digital age,” said Greg Wolfond, Founder and CEO, SecureKey Technologies. “As we begin to use distributed ledger technologies like Hyperledger to give consumers worldwide greater control over their digital assets, attributes and identity, it’s the perfect time for SecureKey to join and support the growing Hyperledger community.”

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 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 Welcomes SAP as Premier Member

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Business software and cloud services giant invests in open blockchain project to advance enterprise-grade distributed ledger technology

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (March 22, 2017) – Hyperledger, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced today that SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) has joined as a Premier member. As part of SAP’s Premier membership, Dominik Heere, Vice President, Innovation Engineering, SAP Innovation Center Network, will represent the company on the Hyperledger Governing Board.

“Having support from an enterprise software and cloud leader like SAP is an important step in the right direction,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “The diversity of our members is a real strength, as we look to advance open blockchain technology POCs, pilots and production deployments across many industries this year. I couldn’t be happier to see the level of collaboration and progress that is happening among our community right now.”

SAP plans to utilize blockchain in existing and new business scenarios for enterprises. The company will implement blockchain across its portfolio including the SAP Ariba network to enable use cases like provenance scenarios, digital object representations or collaborative transaction execution.

“We believe blockchain is a transformative technology for enterprise businesses. We are committed to advancing its adoption via the creation of new standards, use cases, platforms and open applications,” said Juergen Mueller, Chief Innovation Officer, SAP. “In joining Hyperledger, we plan to share our expertise and knowledge to help bring open distributed ledger technology to all businesses.”

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 122 members since its inception, spanning various industries including finance, healthcare, the Internet of Things, credit card services and aeronautics, among several others.

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 SAP

As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 345,000 business and public sector customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com.

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/.