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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/.

Hyperledger Welcomes Baidu as Premier Member

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China’s leading internet search provider invests in blockchain to serve customers with innovative solutions that prioritize user experience

SAN FRANCISCO  – October 17, 2017 – Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, announced today that Baidu has joined the project as a Premier member. Other Hyperledger Premier members include: Accenture, Airbus, American Express, Change Healthcare, Cisco, CME Group, Deutsche Borse Group, Daimler, Digital Asset, DTCC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, J.P. Morgan, NEC, r3., SAP, Tradeshift and Wanda FFan Technology.

“It’s exciting to see a company like Baidu, which serves the world’s largest Internet user population, join Hyperledger,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “Their deep understanding in connecting users to information and services will be tremendous experience for us to leverage as we look to expand our reach further in Asia and drive more global production deployments of Hyperledger technology.”

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 160 members that span various industries, including finance, healthcare, the Internet of Things and aeronautics, among several others.

“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.”

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 Tradeshift as Premier Member

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Company to explore open blockchain technology to accelerate innovation in business-to-business commerce

SAN FRANCISCO  – October 11, 2017 – Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, announced today that Tradeshift has joined the project as a Premier member. With a strong focus on global supply chain management and B2B commerce, Tradeshift is a unique addition to the Hyperledger community. As a Premier member, Gert Sylvest, Tradeshift CTO and co-founder, will sit on the Hyperledger Governing Board. Tradeshift joins other Premier members: Accenture, Airbus, American Express, Change Healthcare, Cisco, CME Group, Deutsche Borse Group, Daimler, Digital Asset, DTCC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, J.P. Morgan, NEC, r3., SAP, and Wanda FFan Technology.

“Tradeshift is a leader in B2B commerce and has an excellent track record of contributing open source technologies and bringing value to communities,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “We share that same vision by aiming to create a common distributed ledger technology, driving collaboration and enabling organizations to build and run industry-specific blockchain applications and solutions. We’re thrilled to see Tradeshift take a leadership role within Hyperledger’s Governing Board.”

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 160 members that span various industries, including finance, healthcare, the Internet of Things and aeronautics, among several others.

“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.”

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 Launches First Free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on edX.org

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Pre-registration now open for Blockchain for Business: An Introduction to Hyperledger free online course

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (October 10, 2017) Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, announced today the availability of its first free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) — Blockchain for Business: An Introduction to Hyperledger. The free, self-paced online course is offered through edX.org, the nonprofit online learning platform founded in 2012 by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The course provides an introduction to Hyperledger and its key business blockchain frameworks. Pre-registration is now open with the course becoming fully available on October 25 with the option to add a verified certificate of completion for $99. Verified Certificates are a valuable addition to academic or professional portfolios and can be added to resumes/CVs and LinkedIn profiles.

“Interest in blockchain technology is exploding; Software developers, product teams, and business managers are all desperately eager to figure out how this technology can solve real-world problems,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger.  “This first introductory-level course is carefully designed for both nontechnical and technical audiences, to bring everyone further up the learning curve and get started with it on their own business needs.”

The MOOC is delivered in partnership with edX and the Linux Foundation, responsible for training and certifying more developers on open source software than any organization in the world. It covers key features of blockchain technologies and the differentiators between various types of Hyperledger projects.

The course will provide an understanding of:

  • Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies
  • Current Hyperledger projects and common use cases
  • How to do clean installations of Hyperledger Fabric, and Hyperledger Sawtooth frameworks
  • How to build simple applications on top of Hyperledger Fabric and Hyperledger Sawtooth frameworks
  • How to become involved in and contribute to Hyperledger

“Hyperledger and blockchain are two key skillsets that are increasingly in demand in today’s digital world,” said edX CEO and MIT Professor, Anant Agarwal. “Our global community of learners have told us that they are seeking courses to help them gain the career-relevant skills they need for the modern workplace. We are thrilled to once again partner with the Linux Foundation to offer a course on this popular, in-demand subject that will provide the building blocks needed for success within the exciting and rapidly expanding field of blockchain technologies.”

To find out more, or to pre-register now, go to: https://www.edx.org/course/blockchain-business-introduction-linuxfoundationx-lfs171x

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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 Gains 10 New Members

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Growth in open blockchain consortium doubles over past year with more than 160 members

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (September 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. 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, Hyperledger Sawtooth, among others.

“The immense growth we’ve seen this year signifies an acceptance and understanding of Hyperledger blockchain solutions for business,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “These new diverse members have agreed to contribute their leadership and energy to the Hyperledger community. We thank them for their support and validation as we drive towards more PoCs, pilots and production uses cases of Hyperledger technologies in the enterprise.”

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: AMIHAN, ChongQin Xichain Technologies, DLT Labs, GameCredits, Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX), Medicalchain and ScanTrust.

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 Mercy Corps, Taiwan Fintech Association and Zhejiang University.

New member quotes:

AMIHAN

“Amihan is proud to be the first Filipino company to join Hyperledger,” said Winston Damarillo, Chairman of Amihan Global Strategies. “We believe that blockchain and smart contracts are the key to preparing Southeast Asia for the digital age, and we are committed to working with the Hyperledger community to push the limits of blockchain technology. We look forward to working with our clients – some of the largest enterprises in ASEAN – to transform finance, healthcare, retail, and customer loyalty in one of the fastest-growing regions of the world.”

DLT Labs

“At DLT Labs, our corporate purpose is to create, integrate, and support dynamic distributed ledger solutions that equip our clients with the tools to capitalize on unrealized potential within their businesses,” said Loudon Owen, Chairman and CEO of DLT Labs. “With over 30 dedicated in-house Blockchain developers and over 20 proprietary enterprise products, DLT Labs has formed globe-spanning partnerships with leading edge consultancies, manufacturers, financial institution and innovative service providers. Our global presence spans the United States, the United Kingdom, China, India, Canada and Singapore. DLT is excited at the opportunity to join Hyperledger’s nexus of leaders, creators, and dreamers, and looks forward to forming long-lasting relationships with the forefront of blockchain innovators.”

GameCredits

“We are excited to join the company of industry leaders in Hyperledger,” said Alex Migitko, COO, GameCredits. “GameCredits is focused on a unique blockchain use case, catering to the $100 billion gaming industry and its massive audience of almost every third person on earth, governed by complex relations between various stakeholders. Our solutions will be of immense interest to adjacent industries and we believe we will be able to make a unique contribution to the alliance.”

Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX)

“We are today at the beginning of the blockchain revolution, witnessing in real time an explosion of ideas, experiments and projects that aim to completely redesign global capital markets for the new era,” said Nick Cowan, CEO, Gibraltar Stock Exchange. “The Gibraltar Stock Exchange’s membership in Hyperledger provides us with an exciting opportunity to connect, share ideas and collaborate with like minded innovators and industry leaders, without boundaries, with the aim of building consensus for the new global framework.”

Medicalchain

“Medicalchain puts health records back into the hands of patients, and that’s not possible without the secure storage and transfer of data. Using Hyperledger, Medicalchain will allow patients to control permissions to their health records – who gets access to them, what information they get access to and for how long,” said Dr. Albeyatti, co-founder of Medicalchain. “We are thrilled to join the Hyperledger community and will continue working to bring blockchain technology to the healthcare industry.”

ScanTrust

“Today’s connected consumers are demanding more transparency and with global supply chains becoming more complex, achieving this a challenging task,” said Nathan Anderson, CEO and Co-Founder, ScanTrust. “ScanTrust secure identifiers connect physical goods to the internet for enhanced supply chain security; by adding open blockchain technology to this foundation, brands will be able to protect and track their products using mobile phone authentication. We look forward to collaborating with the Hyperledger community to develop a scalable, enterprise-grade blockchain framework.”

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 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

By | Announcements

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

By | Announcements, Hyperledger Fabric

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/.