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Hyperledger Adds Alibaba Cloud, Citi, Deutsche Telekom, we.trade and 12 more New Members at Hyperledger Global Forum

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More than 260 members now support the leading open source blockchain project

SAN FRANCISCO AND BASEL, SWITZERLAND – (December 12, 2018) Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, today announced Alibaba Cloud, Citi, Deutsche Telekom, we.trade and 12 more organizations have joined the project. This news came during day one of the inaugural Hyperledger Global Forum in Basel, Switzerland.

“We are starting Global Forum off with a bang with this impressive line-up of new members,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “The growing Hyperledger community  reflects the increasing importance of open source efforts to build enterprise blockchain technologies across industries and markets. The latest members showcase the widening interest in and impact of DLT and Hyperledger.”

Hyperledger is a multi-project, multi-stakeholder effort that includes multiple enterprise blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. These projects are the result of the hands-on, collaborative efforts of contributors around the world who strive to develop and maintain the code for the frameworks and tools as well as provide governance and organizational resources.

Hyperledger enables organizations to build solid, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by creating enterprise-grade, open source distributed ledger frameworks and code bases. The latest general members to join the community are: Alibaba Cloud, BlockDao (Hangzhou) Information Technology, Citi,  Deutsche Telekom, Guangzhishu (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd, Guangzhou Technology Innovation Space Information Technology Co., Ltd, KEB Hana Bank, HealthVerity, MediConCen, Techrock (formerly Walimai), we.trade and Xooa.

Hyperledger supports an open community that values contributions and participation from various entities. As such, pre-approved non-profits, open source projects and government entities can join Hyperledger at no cost as associate members. Associate members joining this month include Association of Blockchain Developers of Saint Petersburg, Business School of Hunan University, Sun Yat-sun University and Wall Street Blockchain Alliance.

New member quotes:

Alibaba Cloud

“We are delighted to join Hyperledger,” said YI Li, Head of Alibaba Cloud Application Service. “As one of the world’s top three IaaS providers, Alibaba Cloud strives to provide the best service possible with the highest regard for all customers. Alibaba Cloud‘s Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) is dedicated to providing a worldwide beneficial and trusted infrastructure. While concentrating on the underlying technology, we would also like to invite more partners to join us and co-create a greater blockchain business world.”

BlockDao (Hangzhou) Information Technology

“We are honored to join the Hyperledger community, it is an important symbol of BlockDAO’s development route,” said Jerry Li, COO, BlockDAO. “BlockDAO is an independent blockchain technological community supported by OSChina, that aims to provide community services with code examination and development to blockchain projects. We will provide code support and security for the development of the blockchain industry. We’re very excited to now be a part of Hyperledger.”

Citi

At Citi, we’re constantly evaluating how emerging technologies could solve real problems for our clients and create new growth opportunities in the wider business ecosystem,” said Beth Devin, Head of Innovation Network & Emerging Technology at Citi Ventures. “We believe blockchain has the potential to drive new forms of efficiency and develop new markets, and are pleased to join the Hyperledger project to advance our exploration.”

Deutsche Telekom

“Developing our wholesale roaming application on Hyperledger Fabric came as a natural choice,” said John Calian, SVP and Head of T-Labs. “Hyperledger Fabric offers business customers, like Deutsche Telekom and our related partners, a permissioned and open source development ecosystem that integrates production-ready identity management as well as refined confidentiality concepts for multi-stakeholder environments. That is exactly what enterprise customers require to transform their decentralized visions into reality and this is why we are happy to become part of the Hyperledger community.”

Guangzhishu (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd

“Joining Hyperledger is a milestone for Guangzhishu (Beijing) Technology. Our anchor project, the Points (PTS) platform, is a fintech project that builds a secure, fast and scalable blockchain-based data collaboration protocol for better credit scoring and inclusive finance,” said Sarah Zhang, Founder & CEO of Guangzhishu (Beijing) Technology. “We are very excited to be part of the Hyperledger community, and looking forward to working with the platform to shape an enterprise-grade secure and extensible data collaboration protocol that enables more users to access low cost and high quality financial services.”

Guangzhou Technology Innovation Space Information Technology Co., Ltd

“If the birth of the Internet has triggered an intelligent revolution, then blockchain is the new engine of this intelligent revolution,” said Sandy Xie, CEO of Guangzhou Technology Innovation Space Information Technology Co., Ltd. “We are happy to participate in building and developing the Hyperledger community. With the application of blockchain technology, we are dedicated to solving the bottleneck of the existing intellectual property industry. The birth of Flying Pard IP Trade Blockchain will change the ecosystem of present industry.”

KEB Hana Bank

“KEB Hana Bank has three perspectives on blockchain — globalization, standardization and collaboration networks. We look forward to creating new business opportunities based on standardized technology as part of Hyperledger’s global community,” said Jun Seong Han, deputy president of KEB Hana Bank. “Demand for mobile payments, such as mobile wallet, is increasing due to the rapid growth in cross-border payments. To support such demand, we need a new payment hub that can connect them globally. In response, KEB Hana Bank is creating the Global Loyalty Network (GLN), with a number of banks and payment providers. What’s most important for this project is a global standard technology, so we are joining Hyperledger for blockchain technology that our partners around the world can accept seamlessly.”

HealthVerity

“HealthVerity is honored to join Hyperledger to help build and advance the development of open source blockchain technology within the healthcare industry,” said Andrew Kress, CEO of HealthVerity. “We’ve successfully used Hyperledger Fabric as part of HealthVerity Consent, our platform that allows organizations to aggregate and manage all individual consumer and patient preferences in one central location to comply with evolving privacy requirements. As we continue to transform how the modern healthcare enterprise makes critical and defining decisions, we look forward to the support and technical foundation from the Hyperledger community.”

MediConCen

“By joining Hyperledger, we are pushing the boundaries of technology and applying blockchain to make an impact on how insurance and finance are operated,” said David Liu, CTO of MediConCen Limited. “We believe any successful blockchain solution would require a combination of domain knowledge, understanding of regulations and technical knowhow, and partnership. With the strong support of our partners, we co-developed our first medical blockchain ecosystem with leading insurers in Hong Kong powered by Hyperledger Fabric.”

Techrock (formerly Walimai)

“We are excited to join the Hyperledger family and take part in the opportunity to collaborate with this forward-thinking and passionate community,” said Edward Tsang, Chief Technology Officer, Techrock. “The performance, reliability and scalability of Hyperledger is exactly what we need to take our blockchain-based anti-counterfeiting solution to the next level and deliver on our vision of creating a world free of counterfeit consumer goods.”

We.trade

“We.trade has used Hyperledger for the development of its robust, enterprise grade, production ready trade platform, which is currently licensing to banks in the market,” said Roberto Mancone, Chief Operating Officer of we.trade. “Our role now as new member of Hyperledger is to continuously contribute to the development of blockchain solutions through distributed ledger technology and smart contracts, fostering innovation in the field of trade, finance, logistics, insurance, manufacturing and all those industries that will converge toward the development of efficient new business models.”

Xooa

“We firmly believe that the arrival of Xooa marks a turning point for the adoption of immutable ledgers. Our goals is to transform blockchain by making it appealing to all developers,” said Assaf Kalderon, VP of Business Development at Xooa. “Xooa’s platform-as-a-service provides both a trusted datastore and a trusted network. It removes the need to manage blockchain infrastructure, enabling organizations to realize business benefits from trusted and immutable ledgers faster than was ever possible. We are thrilled to join the Hyperledger community and help broaden the adoption of Fabric-based applications.”

Join industry peers in helping build and shape the ecosystem for blockchain technologies, use cases and applications. More information on joining Hyperledger as a member organization can be found here: https://www.hyperledger.org/members/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/.

Inaugural Hyperledger Global Forum Showcases Strong Community Momentum

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Deployments, demos, project releases and member news underscore the fast growth and evolution of Hyperledger ecosystem

SAN FRANCISCO AND BASEL, SWITZERLAND – (December 12, 2018) Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, today kicked off the first day of its Hyperledger Global Forum. The event has drawn more than 650 attendees from as far as Australia and Argentina for an extended conversation about the state of open source enterprise blockchain and vision for the Hyperledger community and technologies.

Headlined by keynotes like Leanne Kemp, CEO of Everledger, Hyperledger Global Forum addresses a wide range of business and technical topics. Key topics include use cases, production blockchain deployments and live demos of Hyperledger in a range of new systems. Hands-on workshops and technical talks will serve as fuel for the community development at the core of Hyperledger.

For Hyperledger, a project of The Linux Foundation that started less than three years ago, the event is a time to reflect on milestones. Hyperledger has surpassed 260 members, with more than a dozen new members including Citi and Alibaba Cloud announced today. In the last year, Hyperledger launched its 11th project, Ursa, and released development updates to the Hyperledger Burrow, Hyperledger Fabric and Sawtooth frameworks. Additionally, Hyperledger and the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance jointly announced membership in each other’s communities as a way to further bolster enterprise blockchain adoption.

The scale and diversity of the community coming together for Hyperledger Global Forum is a testament to the momentum and evolution of enterprise blockchain,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “With a line-up of more than 260 member organizations, hundreds of code contributors, tens of thousands of community participants and 11 million lines of code, Hyperledger’s community and technologies are a driving force in the increasing pace of adoption of distributed ledger technology. Whether on the technical or business front, the discussions are now about the very real implications and impact of DLT deployments, and the next three days will only advance those conversations.”

Member News

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

  • AAIS (American Association of Insurance Services) – the only national not-for-profit insurance advisory organization, launched a pilot of openIDL (open Insurance Data Link) to transform insurance regulatory reporting on the IBM Blockchain Platform, which is powered by Hyperledger Fabric.
  • Altoros – released a distributed application built on top of Hyperledger Fabric. The blockchain-based trading platform is a marketplace for peer-to-peer trades of any standardized financial instrument or commodity. It allows users to see the full history of bids, offers, and deals in a single interface. The solution acts as a common immutable and transparent source of “truth” while keeping sensitive information private through the custom functionality of Hyperledger Fabric. Tailor-made reporting feature provides a one-stop guide to pricing and volume trends during the whole trading day which helps save time and increase the efficiency of trading activities. Learn more: https://www.altoros.com/blockchain-finance-demo-otc.html
  • Bitmark – announced the Bitmark Health App to help institutions and researchers crowdsource health data and track the chain-of-consent from individuals for its use. By pairing the Bitmark blockchain with Hyperledger Indy, the app enables the secure, verified digital identification of health companies and institutions—such as medical research, trial matching, university labs, big pharma—while still maintaining the privacy of, and chain-of-consent from, each patient. Learn more: https://bitmark.com/products/bitmark-health.
  • Blockchain Technology Partners – recently launched Sextant™, its powerful blockchain management platform, on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace for Containers at AWS re:Invent. Sextant utilizes a carefully curated Hyperledger Sawtooth distribution – built, tested and maintained by BTP – to deliver one-click deployment of enterprise-grade Sawtooth networks. Sextant is cloud-first, and Kubernetes is the logical choice for production-grade orchestration. Under the covers Sextant automatically generates Kubernetes manifests so that Sawtooth can either be deployed on existing Kubernetes clusters or on brand new ones deployed by Sextant on AWS using Kubernetes Operations. BTP’s announcement can be found here.
  • Blockdaemon – just announced Kinetic Ledger, which provides a tamper-evident seal cryptographically for users’ data. Using flexibly permissioned channels provided by Hyperledger, Blockdaemon’s new offering is in private beta testing using Fabric to provide any number of independent, single purpose ledgers. Blockdaemon became a member of the Hyperledger community in May and has been working closely with members to simplify the process of deploying nodes and creating scalable enterprise blockchain solutions. Learn more about Kinetic Ledger at kineticledger.com.
  • Circulor – recently launched the world’s first blockchain mine to manufacturer traceability system for raw materials used in consumer electronics and electric vehicles. The Hyperledger Fabric-based system is already tracking tantalum, used into capacitors, from mines in Rwanda.  A large proportion of these raw materials, like tantalum and cobalt, are mined by hand in Africa and are associated with human rights abuses. Learn more: https://www.circulor.com/
  • DLT Labs DLT Labs has announced DL Gateway Fabric™ a development sandbox to set up and manage a blockchain network using Hyperledger Fabric. It can help accelerate the understanding and adoption of blockchain within an organization through a powerful load balanced REST API that interacts with the blockchain. It enables enterprises to build and test scalable applications without any installation or maintenance of blockchain infrastructure.
  • Filament – launched Blocklet™ for Trusted Vehicle Applications (TVA), the industry’s first end-to-end automotive blockchain platform that allows vehicles to participate directly in blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLTs). The new solution supports Hyperledger Fabric and Hyperledger Sawtooth frameworks. It includes Filament’s Blocklet hardware technology as well as cellular connectivity, environmental sensing and access to vehicle diagnostics, making it possible for automotive, freight and transportation companies to create new, large-scale connected-vehicle services and smart contract applications on top of a trusted blockchain foundation. Learn more: https://filament.com/products/
  • KoreConX – created its own globally-compliant Security Token Protocol, the KoreToken, which is powered by Hyperledger Fabric. The feature is now available at the all-in-one platform that has been the trademark of its services. The company also organized the first KoreSummit, an event dedicated to educating the business industry about Blockchain and Security Tokens.
  • KrypC – developed an end-to-end production grade application in the area of BFSI, the first trade finance e-marketplace for banks. It is powered by Hyperledger Fabric and proprietary components of KrypC and enables all the banks, FIs, and treasuries to exchange information and assets with others, selectively, securely and efficiently. TradeAssets is in production with more than 15+ banks onboard. Some of the other success stories are in the area of microfinance and travel Insurance, also tokenizing the bill of lading and secured movement of cargo tokens for Maersk, which will set a new standard in an interlocking e2e supply chain.
  • Monax – announced that the Monax Platform is now in private beta. The Monax Platform is powered by Hyperledger Burrow and is a contract lifecycle management tool that allows consumers to easily procure lawyer-tested agreements and stay in full control of their business contracting. Harnessing a unique combination of active agreements, blockchain technology and a business process modelling engine, the platform is designed to move business legal obligations into the networked world. Learn more: www.monax.io
  • OracleTo support customer production launches on its Blockchain Cloud Service (powered by Hyperledger Fabric), Oracle recently upgraded its platform to add:
    • A rich set of REST APIs for events subscription and integration
    • Support for SQL-based rich data queries in smart contracts
    • The first-ever Analytics/BI integration for transaction history
    • Identity federation capabilities
    • Support for third-party certificates for blockchain client organizations

In customer trials, Oracle has demonstrated a hybrid blockchain joining OBCS and Hyperledger Fabric nodes outside of Oracle Cloud. The company also announced Oracle Blockchain Application Cloud, a new suite of business-ready SaaS applications that enhance traceability and transparency throughout the supply chain.

  • SecureKey – Will launch its innovative and in-demand Verified.Me network to Canadian consumers in early 2019. Verified.Me is a blockchain-based digital identity network built upon Hyperledger Fabric 1.2, enabling consumers to stay in control of their information by choosing when to share information and with whom, reducing unnecessary oversharing of personal information. Learn more: https://verified.me/
  • Soramitsu and NSD (Moscow Exchange Group) – Jointly launched a new product named D3Ledger, a global distributed digital depository platform based on Hyperledger Iroha. Its main objective is to provide safekeeping of digital assets for large institutional investors in collaboration with regulating partners. A pilot deal was made earlier this year when AddCapital Investment Fund moved an undisclosed amount of Ethereum inside D3ledger’s custody. D3ledger peer network consisted of three nodes for this pilot transaction: KDD (Slovenian CSD), National Settlement Depository and Lykke. A new BFT consensus – YAC – will allow D3ledger to operate at 2000tps by Q1 2019.
  • Sovrin Foundation – announced Sovrin Network 1.6, a decentralized global public network enabling self-sovereign identity on the internet and a successful implementation of Hyperledger Indy. The Sovrin Network is designed to bring the trust, personal control and ease-of-use of analog IDs (like driver’s licenses and employee ID cards) to the internet. This 1.6 update will support the growing global use of the Sovrin Network and the adoption of self-sovereign identity. Learn more: https://sovrin.org/.
  • Swisscom – announced a 100% Swiss infrastructure for blockchain applications along with Swiss Post. The two companies are building a simple, secure and sustainable infrastructure for blockchain applications in Switzerland and will present it to the public for the first time at Hyperledger Global Forum. They will also make the infrastructure, which is powered by Hyperledger Fabric, available to other companies for their applications. The market launch for the first pilot applications is planned for the second quarter of 2019.

To learn more about Hyperledger and enterprise blockchain technologies, visit: https://www.hyperledger.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/.

 

Software Development and Community Growth Continues for Hyperledger

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Six New Members, including State Farm Insurance & Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, Now Support Leading Enterprise Blockchain Project

SAN FRANCISCO – (October 30, 2018) Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, today announced six more organizations have joined the community. The newest members represent the balance of blue chip, entrepreneurial and technology-focused organizations that are at the core of Hyperleder’s diverse ecosystem.

Hyperledger is a multi-project, multi-stakeholder effort that includes 10 business blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. These projects are the result of the hands-on work of contributors around the world who develop and maintain the code for the frameworks and tools as well as provide governance and organizational resources. To date, the community has made thousands of code contributions, adding up to millions of lines of code. This collective development effort most recently delivered the releases of Hyperledger Fabric 1.3.

“Our growing, diverse and active community is what powers Hyperledger,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “Preparing for the first Hyperledger Global Forum has really brought the scope and scale of all this community has accomplished into focus. Everything from the advances to the core technology to the diverse use cases and the increasing success stories to community-led training and collaboration underscore Hyperledger’s growing momentum. The latest members bring even more energy and diversity to the table, helping advance enterprise blockchain adoption worldwide.”

Hyperledger enables organizations to build robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by creating enterprise-grade, open source distributed ledger frameworks and code bases. The latest general members to join the community are: CENCON BLOCKCHAIN GROUP, State Farm Insurance and Vered Information Technology.

Hyperledger supports an open community that values contributions and participation from various entities. As such, pre-approved non-profits, open source projects and government entities can join Hyperledger at no cost as associate members. Associate members joining this month include CPqD, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) and Information Technologies Institute, a member of Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH).

New member quotes:

CENCON BLOCKCHAIN GROUP

“Being a chainist and an innovator in blockchain, CENCON is honored to be a new member of Hyperledger and The Linux Foundation community, which has so many technology giants and industry leaders,” said Jacky XU, Founder and CEO of CENCON BLOCKCHAIN GROUP. “CENCON’s target customers are entity entrepreneurs with high values of brand, credit and fixed assets. With the support of  Hyperledger, The Linux Foundation community and the power of blockchain technologies, CENCON is achieving its vision and mission to be greater through the ‘CENCON One Touch Blockchain System’ and the ‘CENCON New Trust Business Ecosystem.'”

State Farm

“State Farm believes the financial and insurance industries are poised for blockchain disruption. We are rapidly approaching a window of opportunity to help shape blockchain innovations,” says State Farm Innovation Executive Mike Fields. “Through strategic relationships with consortiums and other blockchain-related groups, State Farm is looking to collaborate and explore with organizations to learn and better understand what this type of technology can do for our organizations and customers.”

Vered Information Technologies

“We are pleased to join the Hyperledger community,” said Chen Heng, CEO of Bigtree Finance, a subsidiary of Vered Holdings Corporation. “Dedicated to the practice of blockchain technology, Bigtree Finance focuses on the industrialization of technology and commits itself to the in-depth integration of blockchain, big data, cloud computing and AI to provide Fintech service to supply chains all over the world. We have developed Biglock Blockchain Platform, a consortium blockchain for supply chain finance, and are applying this technology to ensure genuine trade data by verification so as to minimize the information asymmetry in transactions. Since the second half of 2017, we have successfully employed Biglock Blockchain Platform in many substantial business models and promoted it actively to many other industry segments. We look forward to dialogue and cooperation with the Hyperledger community to further promote the practice of ‘blockchain + supply chain finance’ in other sectors.”

Join industry peers in helping build and shape the ecosystem for blockchain technologies, use cases and applications. More information on joining Hyperledger as a member organization can be found here: https://www.hyperledger.org/members/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/.

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance and Hyperledger to Advance the Global Blockchain Business Ecosystem

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Through Joint Associate Memberships, EEA and Hyperledger Will Collaborate to Meet Global Demand For Enterprise Blockchain

NEW YORK AND SAN FRANCISCO – Oct 1, 2018 –The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), the global standards organization driving the adoption of Enterprise Ethereum, and Hyperledger, The Linux Foundation open source collaborative effort advancing cross-industry blockchain technologies, today jointly announced they have become Associate Members, respectively, within each other’s organization. The open-source, standards-based, cross-platform collaboration between the two organizations will contribute to accelerating mass adoption of blockchain technologies for business.

With hundreds of member companies combined, the EEA and Hyperledger communities represent a wide variety of business sectors from every region of the world.

Hyperledger Executive Director, Brian Behlendorf, and EEA Executive Director, Ron Resnick, have jointly authored a blog post (see Hyperledger’s blog or EEA’s blog) to announce this partnership.

“This is a time of great opportunity,” said Resnick. “Collaborating through mutual associate membership provides more opportunities for both organizations to work more closely together. In addition, Hyperledger developers who join the EEA can participate in EEA Certification to ensure solution compliance for projects related to the Enterprise Ethereum Client Specification.”

As members of each other’s organizations, the leadership of both organizations will be able to collaborate across tens of Special Interest Groups, Working Groups, meetups and conferences globally, across hundreds of thousands of developers in both communities. EEA community members working on specifications and standards can turn to Hyperledger to collaborate on software implementations of those standards.

“Great open standards depend upon great open source code, so this is a natural alliance for both organizations,” said Behlendorf. “Standards, specifications and certification all help enterprise blockchain customers commit to implementations with confidence since they have better assurances of interoperability as well as multiple vendors of choice.”

More About EEA and Hyperledger Work Underway

In 2017, Hyperledger launched the Hyperledger Burrow project, an Apache-licensed implementation of the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) bytecode interpreter. Earlier this year, Hyperledger Sawtooth added support for the EVM as a transaction processor, bringing smart contracts developed for the Ethereum MainNet over to Sawtooth-based networks. That effort, dubbed “Seth,” is now in active use, and the developers anticipate submitting it for conformance testing to the EEA specification as soon as possible. Likewise, support for the EVM is now available in Hyperledger Fabric.

Another example of EEA and Hyperledger’s collaboration is the EEA’s Special Interest Group on Trusted Execution Environments, and a prototype implementation of those proposed standards, called “Private Data Objects” being built within Hyperledger Labs. This project is a best practice example of internet-scale software development work, combining community-driven open standards and community-developed, production-quality open source reference implementation. The effort mirrors work such as the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) and Apache working on the web’s underlying protocol HTTP, or ECMA International and Mozilla working on JavaScript, a standardized, multi-platform language used by developers worldwide for web design.

Down the road, this mutually beneficial relationship will encourage Ethereum developers to consider submitting their enterprise projects to Hyperledger and Hyperledger project maintainers to consider taking de-facto interfaces appropriate for standardization to the appropriate EEA working groups. This relationship will also enable Hyperledger developers to write code that conforms to the EEA specification and certify them through EEA certification testing programs expected to launch in the second half of 2019.

“As a founding member of both Hyperledger and EEA, we’ve been proud to participate in the incredible growth of both communities. This is a logical next step that will strengthen the industry as a whole, expand each organization’s reach and benefit from the collaboration across ecosystems, while supporting each organization’s distinct mission,” said David Treat, Managing Director at Accenture.

“For anyone who ever put a ‘vs.’ between Ethereum and Hyperledger, this collaboration shows it’s now ‘Ethereum AND Hyperledger,’” said Behlendorf. “We expect developers building Enterprise Ethereum-related technologies to be motivated to submit projects to Hyperledger, and we hope that project maintainers will consider taking de-facto interfaces that are suitable for standardization to the appropriate Special Interest Group at the EEA.”

 

About The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) is the industry’s first global standards organization to deliver an open, standards-based architecture and specification to accelerate the adoption of Enterprise Ethereum. The EEA’s world-class Enterprise Ethereum Client Specification and forth-coming testing and certification programs will ensure interoperability, multiple vendors of choice, and lower costs for its members – the world’s largest enterprises and most innovative startups. For additional information about joining the EEA, please reach out to membership@entethalliance.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 Continues Strong Momentum with 14 New Members

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More than 270 organizations now support leading open source blockchain project, including FedEx & Honeywell International Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO – (September 26, 2018) Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, today announced 14 members have joined its growing global community. More than 270 organizations are now contributing to the growth of Hyperledgers’ open source distributed ledger frameworks and tools.

“Our community ranges from technology giants and industry leaders to start-ups, service providers and academics,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “We are gaining traction around the world in market segments from finance to healthcare and government to logistics. This growth and diversity is a signal of the increasing recognition of the strategic value of enterprise blockchain and commitment to the adoption and development of open source frameworks to drive new business models.”

Hyperledger is a multi-project, multi-stakeholder effort that includes 10 business blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. Hyperledger enables organizations to build robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by creating enterprise-grade, open source distributed ledger frameworks and code bases. The latest general members to join the community are: BetaBlocks, Blockchain Educators, Cardstack, Constellation Labs, Elemential Labs, FedEx, Honeywell International Inc., KoreConX, Northstar Venture Technologies, Peer Ledger, Syncsort and Wanchain.

Hyperledger supports an open community that values contributions and participation from various entities. As such, pre-approved non-profits, open source projects and government entities can join Hyperledger at no cost as associate members. Associate members joining this month include Ministry of Citizens’ Services of British Columbia, Canada, and the Government of Bermuda.

New member quotes:

BetaBlocks

“We are proud to join Hyperledger and thrilled about the opportunity to collaborate with some of the most talented individuals in the distributed ledger space,” said Antonio Manueco, CTO of BetaBlocks. “At BetaBlocks, we educate and help entrepreneurs build the next generation of amazing companies using blockchain through our co-building program. It is important for us to support The Linux Foundation and Hyperledger in order to help the open source community continue building world class software. We are looking forward to collaborating with some of the other important members of these great organizations.”

Blockchain Educators

“Blockchain Educators is excited to join the Linux Foundation and Hyperledger,” said Thomas Rivera, CEO of Blockchain Educators. “We firmly believe blockchain technology will usher in the next generation of business activity and that Hyperledger is at the forefront. Blockchain Educators is fully dedicated to increasing awareness and enhancing blockchain education for beginners, entrepreneurs, corporations and developers. We look forward to working closely with Hyperledger and its community members.”

Cardstack

“To achieve broad adoption of blockchain technologies, we need to focus on orchestrating cohesive experiences on top of decentralized protocols as well as cloud services, so new value networks can form over existing data assets and market relationships,” said Chris Tse, Founding Director of Cardstack. “We are honored to join the Linux Foundation and Hyperledger to contribute open source software, compile architecture patterns, and share solution templates to bring real use cases to the marketplace. Since 2017, we have been developing on the Hyperledger Sawtooth platform with our client-partner dotBC and their network of music industry innovators to architect and develop a new decentralized media rights registry. Cardstack is excited to leverage other Hyperledger projects and share our experience building decentralized ecosystems with our open-sourced framework and tools.”

Constellation Labs

“We are honored to be a part of the premier organization in technology and the blockchain space. Constellation is working with the Hyperledger community to explore new architectures and frameworks that will usher in a new era of applications built on distributed ledger technology,” said Benjamin Diggles, VP of Business Development at Constellation Labs. “Contributing to this project will be imperative to our focus of applying blockchain scalability to real-world, viable enterprise use cases.”

Elemential Labs

“We’re excited to join Hyperledger and bring blockchain infrastructure to the Indian growth story,” said Raunaq Vaisoha, CEO at Elemential Labs. “With our membership, we look to offer additional value to our customers.”

FedEx

“We believe that blockchain has big implications in supply chain, transportation and logistics,” said Kevin Humphries, Senior Vice President, IT, FedEx Services. “We are excited for the opportunity to collaborate with the Hyperledger community as we continue to explore the applications and help set the standards for wide-scale blockchain adoption in our industry and others.”

Honeywell International Inc.

“Honeywell Aerospace, whose solutions are found on virtually every commercial, defense and space aircraft in service today, is pleased to join Hyperledger,” said Sathish Muthukrishnan, Chief Digital and Information Officer for Honeywell Aerospace, “We look forward to leveraging the blockchain technology to solve critical customer needs and enable our position as a leading Software-Industrial Company through the Power of Connected.”

KoreConX

“In Hyperledger Fabric, we found a credible blockchain platform designed especially for financial transactions,” said Oscar A. Jofre, CEO of KoreConX. “This is a highly professional community of technologists who are thoughtful and focused on creating enterprise-class applications, keeping safety and security foremost. A number of respected financial institutions are also building applications with Fabric, which raises our level of confidence and comfort.”

Northstar Venture Technologies

“Northstar is thrilled to join Hyperledger and The Linux Foundation,” said Dean Sutton, CEO of Northstar Venture Technologies. “Having direct access to the Hyperledger resources and community is of great value in our work with enterprise, financial services and capital markets organizations. We look forward to being active contributors to this open standard of ongoing innovation and bringing new platform solutions to market for Northstar and our clients.

Peer Ledger

“Peer Ledger is the creator of the MIMOSI blockchain application for Responsible Sourcing and an Identity Bridge product, which provides identity resolution services among identity systems and multiple blockchains. With MIMOSI, we showcase how the highly modular Hyperledger Fabric can be implemented using a hybrid governance model, providing subscribers with the now-accustomed convenience of zero installation, while still using the Fabric’s distributed consensus mechanism correctly to ensure data consistency and to detect and prevent double spend. No blockchain outside the Hyperledger family would allow us as much flexibility around implementation governance,” said Dawn Jutla, CEO at Peer Ledger. “Hyperledger Fabric’s flexibility and its community of developers enabled our firm to produce this sophisticated blockchain-based SaaS for Responsible Sourcing in under two years. We are thrilled to join and to contribute further as a member of the Hyperledger community.”

Syncsort

“We see blockchain emerging as a next-generation platform with tremendous potential that can be enabled by data integration and data quality,” said Tendü Yoğurtçu, CTO, Syncsort. “Connecting blockchain to existing infrastructure and legacy platforms across the enterprise is consistent with Syncsort’s leadership in Big Iron to Big Data, making enterprise-wide data accessible to next generation platforms and applying it to pressing business use cases. We are excited to join Hyperledger and to identify areas where Syncsort can contribute to maturing the platform and making its benefits more achievable for our customers.”

Wanchain

“Wanchain is honored to join Hyperledger and become a part of this ecosystem to advance an open standard for distributed ledger technology,” said Jack Lu, Founder and CEO of Wanchain. “Wanchain is working to bridge blockchains and connect the world’s digital assets. We are excited to collaborate with member organizations and enterprises to further develop and advance the industry as a whole. The Wanchain team is looking forward to cooperating with such a diverse and global community of industry leaders and contributing our insights on cross-chain technologies.”

Join industry peers in helping build and shape the ecosystem for blockchain technologies, use cases and applications. More information on joining Hyperledger as a member organization can be found here: https://www.hyperledger.org/members/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 Global Forum Schedule & Keynotes

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Enterprise blockchain production use cases, business leaders & technical experts to take the stage in Basel, Switzerland

SAN FRANCISCO – (August 29, 2018) Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry business blockchain technologies, today announced the full schedule and initial keynote speakers for its inaugural Hyperledger Global Forum. The event will take place December 12-15, 2018, in Basel, Switzerland. Confirmed keynote speakers to date include:

    • Alexis Gauba, Co-Founder, Mechanism Labs and She(256); R&D, Blockchain at Berkeley; R&D, ThunderCore
    • Leanne Kamp, Founder & CEO, Everledger
    • Bruce Schneier, Fellow and Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School
    • Frank Yiannas, Vice President, Food Safety, Walmart

“From tech and commerce giants and global policy groups to start-ups, blockchain creates new opportunities for collaboration, efficiency, transparency and, ultimately, growth,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “Hyperledger Global Forum is the first chance for the worldwide community to come together for an extended conversation about where and how to maximize the value of blockchain technologies using Hyperledger frameworks and tools. The packed schedule features a broad range of content and connections for business and technical audiences. This event is a must for anyone eager to understand blockchain implementations in real production settings, best practices and lessons learned.”

Hyperledger Global Forum will cut through the hype and focus on adoption, spotlighting real uses of distributed ledger technologies for business and how these innovative technologies run live in production networks across the globe today. Attendees will see first-hand how the largest organizations in the world go beyond experimentation to lead blockchain production applications with measurable impact.

Attendees will walk away from the event with a clear understanding of the Hyperledger business blockchain projects, how they differ from other ledger platforms, and how to contribute and determine which one best suits an existing architecture. In addition to a line-up of business and technical experts and leaders, the forum will feature demos and presentations from organizations taking the lead in speeding blockchain to market, including Diamond Sponsor, Accenture, and Gold Sponsors, Cisco and IBM.

Hyperledger Global Forum Agenda Highlights:

Business track

  • Financial Inclusion: How DLT Provides Hope For 1.7 Billion Unbanked People – Matthew Davie, Kiva
  • Verifiable Organizations Network: A Production Government Deployment of Hyperledger Indy – John Jordan, Province of British Columbia & Stephen Curran, Cloud Compass Computing, Inc.
  • Creating a Blockchain Platform for Our Citizens and Companies – Gorka Oteiza, Lantik, S.A.
  • Blockchain is Reshaping the Supply Chain Ecosystem – Roberto Mancone, we.trade
  • Teaching Blockchain to University Students and Professionals – Approach, Experiences and Reflections – Imre Kocsis, Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Technical track

  • Wrangling Hyperledger: Usability Lessons Learnt the Hard Way & Proposal For Steps Ahead – Sudheesh Singanamalla, Microsoft Research
  • How Consumers Are Taking Ownership of Their Digital Identity – Julie Esser, CULedger & Drummond Reed, Evernym
  • Blockchains in the Cloud – Nodes, Clusters, and Distributed Systems – Casey Kuhlman, Monax
  • Cryptography, Security Modelling, Privacy, and Confidentiality in Hyperledger – Hart Montgomery, Fujitsu Laboratories of America
  • Case Study: Santiago Stock Exchange Blockchain Lending Repository. How to Get a Blockchain Project in Production – Marco Alarcon, Bolsa Comercio Santiago

Production demos

  • Fighting Counterfeits from the Ledger – Benjamin Djidi, Amazon
  • The Industry Convergence of Automotive and Blockchain – Jason Bennick and Wes Reid, Dealer Market Exchange
  • Securing Cross-Border Exchange of eHealth Data in the EU through Blockchain – Ioannis Komnios, EXUS Software Ltd
  • Lessons from 2008 Financial Crisis: Combining AI and Blockchain for Loan Securitization – Siddhartha S & BS Anil, Intain Technologies

View the full schedule for Hyperledger Global Forum: https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/hyperledger-global-forum-2018/program/agenda/

Prices to attend to Hyperledger Global Forum will increase after September 30, register today to save: https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/hyperledger-global-forum-2018/attend/register/

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 13 New Members

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Diverse lineup of new members includes Blinking, Estateably and Yale University

SAN FRANCISCO – (August 28, 2018) Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, today announced 13 new members have joined to the project. From digital identity management to estate settlement and business services to academia, the newest members represent the broadening interest and investment in blockchain technologies.

We have a front row view of enterprise blockchain’s transition from a promising technology to a strategic business approach,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “Our growing community reflects the diverse range of businesses that are embracing blockchain to improve how they and, often, their entire industry do business. The increasing adoption and application of Hyperledger, especially to power cross-segment initiatives, industry platforms and interoperability, shows the value of deploying blockchain technologies and solidifies the business case for more and more organizations. We welcome these new organizations and their contributions to the community.”

Hyperledger is a multi-project, multi-stakeholder effort that includes 10 business blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. A full breakdown of these projects are available in the new white paper An Introduction to Hyperledger, a comprehensive overview of why Hyperledger was created, how it is governed, and what it hopes to achieve. The paper covers the basic concepts of blockchain, Hyperledger’s open source approach and design philosophy and a line-up of use cases.

Hyperledger’s goal is to enable organizations to build robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by creating enterprise-grade, open source distributed ledger frameworks and code bases. The latest general members to join the community are: Bezant, Blinking, ChainNinja, China Securities Credit Investment, Datapace, Estateably, FinFabrik, Intain and SoluTech.

Hyperledger supports an open community that values contributions and participation from various entities. As such, pre-approved non-profits, open source projects and government entities can join Hyperledger at no cost as associate members. Associate members joining this month include AAIS (American Association of Insurance Services), Center for CPS & IoT (CCI) at USC Viterbi School of Engineering, Penn Blockchain Club and Yale University.

New member quotes:

Bezant

“Bezant is delighted to be part of the Hyperledger community and contribute to its mission,” said Steve Tay, Foundation Representative Director of Bezant. “As we strive to drive business growth and innovation with our blockchain and services platforms, our team looks forward to collaborating with Hyperledger and fellow members to accelerate the development and adoption of blockchain technology in all industries.”

Blinking

“We are very much thrilled and proud to join the Hyperledger community,” said Alex Migitko, CEO of Blinking. “Blinking offers a multi-factor authentication ID-management tool that gives users complete control over their data. It is an online platform for creating, managing and confirming digital identities that enables users to truly own their personal private data. For businesses, we created a proprietary KYC tool and GDPR-compliant storage. We rely on Hyperledger and chose Hyperledger Fabric as Blinking core framework because it is a very well designed solution with a great balance between simplicity and features required to build a high-quality business solution. Hyperledger Fabric’s easy integration with other technologies, strong community and sound support truly give us a chance to focus on our expertise – developing a digital identity management system that gives users a true digital representation of their identity based on many personal features including biometrics.”

ChainNinja

“We are thrilled to be a part of the Linux Foundation and join the Hyperledger community in shaping the future of Blockchain while accelerating the growth of ChainNinja as a premier Blockchain professional services company,” said Lisa Marks, CEO of ChainNinja. “In collaboration with the members of the Linux Foundation and Hyperledger, we are excited to turn a corner with such a disruptive technology. Teaming with the top technical and business professionals in the world will be key in realizing our goal of deploying and scaling the best decentralized applications.”

China Securities Credit Investment Co., Ltd.

“As a leading credit tech service provider in China, CSCI is dedicated to building an infrastructure to support the full lifecycle of credit-based asset, from asset generation to asset trading and asset management. Because our capabilities are embedded in the entire credit value chain, we’re able to reduce the cost of credit risk management, improve the efficiency of asset circulation, and mitigate the investment risk. All of these cannot be achieved without the support of our proprietary technological application of blockchain, artificial intelligence, and big data. Not only have we already applied these technologies to our business scenarios, but we are empowering our partners with such technical capabilities,” said Mr. Hao Chen, the Chief Data Officer of  CSCI (China Securities Credit Investment Co., Ltd.). “CSCI is very pleased to be a member of Hyperledger. We already have a top-tier blockchain team working in this domain. As a member of Hyperleger, CSCI will actively engage in technical collaboration with other members. By working together to mobilize resources, CSCI endeavors to lower the barriers of adopting blockchain technologies in credit service. In addition, CSCI will also contribute our codes and best practices to the Hyperledger community. We expect to collaborate with other members to explore the various applications of blockchain technologies, especially innovative application in the credit-tech service area.”

Datapace

“With open source and blockchain being synonyms for trust, Hyperledger was the natural choice for developing Datapace, a decentralized data marketplace powered by blockchain technology and the global network of sensors and telemetry-equipped locations,” said George Saleh, Datapace CEO.”Furthermore, the private, permissioned nature of Hyperledger is a perfect match for our enterprise-focused data marketplace mission of providing secure and automated monetization and exchange of data to unlock its enormous value.”

Estateably

“In most jurisdictions around the globe, the pace of estate settlement – the process whereby the assets of a deceased person are transferred to beneficiaries – is impeded significantly by the lack of trust that exists amongst multiple participants using their own systems of record,” says Ari Brojde, CEO of Estateably. “We believe that distributed ledger technology is the key to bringing Estateably’s mission of facilitating near-instant estate settlement while maintaining compliance with local rules and regulations to life. Given that Hyperledger Fabric is the most advanced open-source platform for enterprise-grade blockchain networks, we feel it is best suited to meet the business requirements of estate settlement participants and drive efficiencies for our target users in both governments and professional firms offering estate administration services. We are delighted to join the Hyperledger family and look forward to working with its community to promote the development of blockchain technology.”

FinFabrik

“FinFabrik is fueling the reinvention of finance with the most useful, interoperable and future-proof technology. We are enabling clients’ and partners’ growth with cross-chain capabilities for primary issuance of digital asset-backed securities and easy-to-use secondary multi-assets trading,” said Alex Medana, FinFabrik co-founder and CEO. “Joining Hyperledger is an amazing step in FinFabrik’s journey towards reinventing capital markets. We can’t do it solely on our own and are looking forward to collaborating with all players in the ecosystem to bring value to a larger audience.”

Intain

“I don’t know if it was brave or foolhardy, but, in an industry plagued by PoC fatigue even for a complex use case like asset securitization, Intain directly went into a production pilot,” said Siddhartha, founder and CEO of Intain. “This decision meant that we needed to work with the Hyperledger community as we crossed various hurdles over the last four months. Our membership, in a way, formalizes this association. In addition, through our new Blockchain Competence Center, which is focused on Hyperledger Fabric and is 80% women, we hope we can strengthen the Hyperledger community and add to its diversity.”

SoluTech

“The SoluTech team is extremely delighted to be able to work with the growing Hyperledger community to create enterprise blockchain solutions for all businesses, ” said Nathan Pitruzzello, CEO of SoluTech. “The Scroll Network, SoluTech’s premier blockchain solution, is being built to satisfy all data management requisites for businesses worldwide. With the cross integration of Hyperledger solutions, we believe the Scroll Network will be able to service our future clients in any way they need distributed ledger technologies.”

Join industry peers in helping build and shape the ecosystem for blockchain technologies, use cases and applications. More information on joining Hyperledger as a member organization can be found here: https://www.hyperledger.org/members/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 Passes 250 Members with Addition of 9 Organizations

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Plans first worldwide meeting for fast growing community with Hyperledger Global Forum

SAN FRANCISCO – (July 31, 2018) Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, today announced it has surpassed the 250 member mark with the addition of nine new members. To fuel further growth and collaboration, this worldwide community is invited to take part in Hyperledger Global Forum from December 12-15 in Basel, Switzerland.

Hyperledger is a multi-project, multi-stakeholder effort that includes 10 business blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. New code contributions and community development continues to advance all of these frameworks and tools, translating into milestones like the recent release of Hyperledger Fabric 1.2.

“While July is traditionally a quiet month, we’ve been quite busy hitting some key community and technology milestones,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “Heading into the second half of the year, we are focused on continuing our growth and advancing our open source, multiple framework approach to meet the increasingly diverse applications for blockchain technology. As we plan for the Hyperledger Global Forum, we will be calling on these new members and the entire ecosystem to keep driving the vision and technology forward to scale to meet the global demand for blockchain-powered businesses.”

Hyperledger aims to enable organizations to build robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by creating enterprise-grade, open source distributed ledger frameworks and code bases. The latest general members to join the community are: Coil, ChainDigit, Chainyard, DigiCert, LG CNS, Omnitude, Tierion and UTRUST.

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

New member quotes:

ChainDigit

“We’re excited to contribute to Hyperledger’s fantastic efforts to build DLT frameworks and tools that could fundamentally change the way businesses operate in the future,” said Jimjees Abraham, Managing Partner at ChainDigit. “Our focus is always on ‘ease of adoption’ of Hyperledger frameworks to deliver the full potential of this breakthrough technology. Our Hyperledger membership will help us collaborate with the community on innovative solutions for faster and easier network deployment, integration with existing core systems and in-depth training. We look forward to helping our customers at every stage, from conception to successful deployment of their processes, using Hyperledger Fabric to help them develop enterprise applications that improve their overall business processes and functions.”

Chainyard

“We are very excited to be moving from a contributor to general member with Hyperledger.  This gives us more opportunities to co-create value that will directly benefit the blockchain open source ecosystem,” said Isaac Kunkel, Chainyard’s consulting services lead.  “Blockchain will change the way many industries operate. Hyperledger is significant to the development and adoption of blockchain technologies. We’re excited to learn from and share what we’ve learned with the broader Hyperledger community.”

Coil

“Coil is building a better business model for the web and believes this can only be achieved through open standards,” said Stefan Thomas, Coil founder. “It was an easy decision to join Hyperledger in order to support the work on open-source blockchain solutions. We’re directly contributing to Hyperledger Quilt and see a lot of synergy between the scalable private blockchains developed at Hyperledger and Codius, our open, decentralized computing platform.”

DigiCert

“We are excited to be part of the Linux Foundation and contribute to the Hyperledger project,” said DigiCert CTO Dan Timpson. “At DigiCert, we are focused on creating cutting-edge technologies where usability and security are part of the design from the beginning. As a Certificate Authority, validation and authentication form the cornerstone of our architecture, and we are thrilled to share our knowledge and expertise in these fields with the open source community and the Hyperledger family. We are looking forward to working with leading organizations to maximize their security when using platforms such as Hyperledger.”

LG CNS

“LG CNS is a leading global IT service provider with 11 overseas subsidiaries. We support numerous industries such as Energy, Transportation, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Banking/Finance, Public Sector and more with our technology expertise in Cloud Computing, AI/Big Data, IoT, Mobile and Blockchain,“ said Young Shub Kim, CEO of LG CNS. “We are excited to join Hyperledger, and we hope to bring new innovation and business together through the community.”

Omnitude

“Omnitude is a broad middleware layer that will drive mainstream adoption of blockchain in business. Rather than focusing on an end-to-end vertical integration of blockchain solutions, Omnitude is able to slot into existing ecosystems in businesses to enable them to benefit from additional layers of security and trust,” said Chris Painter, CEO of Omnitude. “By joining Hyperledger, we join a growing, vibrant community of blockchain advocates that will help us develop our technology and bring blockchain to businesses everywhere. We’re excited to be part of such a diverse and distinguished membership.”

Tierion

“Tierion is on a mission to simplify trust. That’s why we created Chainpoint as an open source technology to anchor data to the blockchain,” said Wayne Vaughan, CEO of Tierion. “We see a future where blockchains safeguard the world’s data. We look forward to working with the Hyperledger community to accelerate the adoption of Chainpoint, and help organizations reduce the cost and complexity of trust.”

UTRUST

“We are happy to be working with the Hyperledger community and contributing to the blockchain revolution,” said Nuno Correia, CEO of UTRUST. “Joining Hyperledger will allow us to explore and develop innovative approaches to the payment sector. For example, we aim to shift to a decentralized dispute and mediation model for when something goes wrong with a purchase. We want to make sure all of our clients have access to the most transparent and safest way of buying with cryptocurrencies.”

Join industry peers in helping build and shape the ecosystem for blockchain technologies, use cases and applications. More information on joining Hyperledger as a member organization can be found here: https://www.hyperledger.org/members/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 to its Global Community with 11 New Members

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New Members BGI Shenzhen, JD.com, Lenovo, Shenzhen Ultrachain Technologies Part of Growing China Base

SAN FRANCISCO – (June 27, 2018) Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, today announced 11 new members. The newest members hail from the U.S., Europe and Asia with a major wave of the new members from China.

Hyperledger has gained significant traction as a multi-project, multi-stakeholder effort and includes 10 business blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. While Hyperledger development and membership remains a global affair, the blockchain explosion in China is driving a new pace of adoption and innovation in the market. A recent infographic looked at data from China and showed that 20% make up the Hyperledger membership base and 10% of  contributors are from China.

“As blockchain technologies continue to prove their value in increasingly diverse applications, Hyperledger continues to gain traction and investment from an increasingly diverse membership base,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “We have members of all sizes from close to 30 countries that are transforming healthcare, financial services, supply chain management, digital identity management and other online and cloud-based businesses and services. Of late, it’s been exciting to see the rush of innovation in China and other Asian countries, where we have a large and growing base. However, we recognize that, thanks to our diverse community, enterprise blockchain technology is impacting companies and users around the world.”

Hyperledger aims to enable organizations to build robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by creating enterprise-grade, open source distributed ledger frameworks and code bases. The latest general members to join the community are: Beike Finance, BGI Shenzhen Co., Ltd., Bit Game Foundation, Circulor, JD.com, Kyra Solutions, Lenovo, NuCypher, Optherium Labs, Shenzhen Ultrachain Technologies and Xunlei Limited.

New member quotes:

Beike Finance

“The core business of Beike Finance is to provide financial services for real estate and home-servicing-related industries throughout China,” said Ling Kong, CEO of Beike Finance. “Through Fintech and our control of the transaction ecosystem, we aim to further standardize the industry through technology and process, thus providing relevant financial services as well as continuously improving the customer experience. This mindset is inseparable from leveraging breakthrough technological advances such as blockchain. Therefore, Beike Finance is elated to be a member of Hyperledger. We have set up a professional team to build and contribute back to the Hyperledger community, and are looking forward to communicating and interacting with other Hyperledger members to innovate applications of blockchain in the business sector.”

BGI Shenzhen Co., Ltd

“As the largest genome sequencing center in the world, BGI provides comprehensive sequencing and bioinformatics services for medical, agricultural and environmental applications. With the rapid development of high-throughput sequencing technology, we are now stepping into the Age of Data Life. When we produce and use medical and healthcare data for precision medicine or scientific research, it is also of great importance to keep an eye on data security and personal privacy,” said Meng Yang, Director of BGI Blockchain Initiative. “Today we are very pleased to join the Hyperledger family and looking forward to collaborating in our goal to deliver innovative blockchain solutions in the life science community, achieve the goal of personal privacy protection, and finally build a sustainable ecosystem of data sharing and application.”

Bit Game Foundation

“I am very glad that BIT.GAME is a member of Hyperledger,” said Eric Sun, CEO of BIT.GAME. “BIT.GAME is a token exchange and asset trading platform as well as a technology provider that serves Blockchain Game. BIT.GAME provides an incubation platform for Blockchain Game that helps game developers get invested based on DAICO. In addition,  BIT.GAME offers a complete technical solution designed for Blockchain Game developers that will be further strengthened by our work with Hyperledger.”

Circulor

“Circulor is using distributed ledger technology to transform the supply chain for the metals in batteries used within electric vehicles and consumer electronics. Our mission is to help manufacturers ensure the materials they use are not mined using child labour, nor sourced from areas of conflict,” said Douglas Johnson-Poensgen, CEO of Circulor. “We are excited to join Hyperledger because we believe in the efficacy of open-source software development. We also feel that Hyperledger is a thriving and growing community co-developing an enterprise-grade platform, which is familiar to many of our target industrial users.”

JD.com

“Blockchain technology is a revolution that can facilitate mutual trust in business and improve operational efficiency. The Hyperledger community is highly productive and has extensive practical experience. We are pleased to join this big family and will build win-win collaborations in the near future,” said Dr. Pei Jian, the Head of the Blockchain Technology team at JD.com. “JD.com will make full use of its own advances in big data, cloud computing and well-established bonds with enormous suppliers worldwide to build a blockchain-based ecosystem and accomplish new commercial values. Currently, blockchain has been used in the products of anti-counterfeiting traceability in JD.com for promoting and securing high-quality products.”

Lenovo

“Becoming a member of the Hyperledger community helps us explore all the possibilities blockchain opens up across industries,” said Dr. Yong Rui, Lenovo’s Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President. “We have identified this emerging technology as a key element in our investment strategy for cloud-enabled technologies. Along with other members, Lenovo will help drive the development of Hyperledger as well as blockchain technologies and to build a global blockchain ecosystem so that this technology can benefit customers and the industry.”

NuCypher

“As a member of Hyperledger, NuCypher will contribute its expertise in data privacy and security to help further commercial adoption of distributed ledgers,” said Derek Pierre, NuCypher’s Business Development Lead. “The goals of NuCypher and Hyperledger are aligned, and proxy re-encryption fulfills the promise of distributed ledger technology as it relates to secure data sharing and collaboration. We are very excited to bring proxy re-encryption to the Hyperledger ecosystem.”

Optherium Labs

“Hyperledger’s tools have been essential to building the Ecosystem we envisioned when we first set out to make the digital economy accessible and scalable to the world, from the largest financial institutions down to individual users,” said Serge Beck, CEO of Optherium Labs. “Joining Hyperledger as a member is a natural step for Optherium, and we look forward to working with the community to build the global infrastructure needed to realize the true potential of blockchain-based solutions.”

Shenzhen Ultrachain Technologies

We’re honored to join Hyperledger,” said Louis Lin, Founder and Chief Executive of ULTRACHAIN TECH. “In terms of performance, architecture, and community, Hyperledger has many advantages. We look forward to working with Hyperledger to help the global community build the underlying technology platform of the blockchain, and use the technical features of the blockchain to help partners carry out traditional business transformation and new business construction.”

Xunlei Limited

“We are very honored to join the Hyperledger community and look forward to contributing our experience in advancing cross-industry blockchain technologies and setting industry standards,” said Lei Chen, CEO of Xunlei and Onething, at Xunlei Limited. “Our high-performance blockchain platform ThunderChain opened up recently. A variety of applications are being developed on it for all walks of life. Becoming a member of Hyperledger will help us accelerate the connection between blockchain technology and the real economy.”

Join industry peers in helping build and shape the ecosystem for blockchain technologies, use cases and applications. More information on joining Hyperledger as a member organization can be found here: https://www.hyperledger.org/members/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 Grows by 16 New Members

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

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

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

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

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

Hyperledger supports an open community that values contributions and participation from various entities. As such, pre-approved non-profits, open source projects and government entities can join Hyperledger at no cost as associate members. Associate members joining this month include Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI), MIT Connection Science and National Institute of Telecommunications (Ministry of Digital Affairs Poland).

New member quotes:

BlackRidge Technology

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

Blockdaemon

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

Chengdu Chiwu Software

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

China Systems Holdings Limited

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

Deutsche Bank

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

Evernym

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

Experian

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

iownit capital and markets, Inc.

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

Kakaopay

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

Lucidity

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

PokitDok

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

Thinktecture AG

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

About Hyperledger

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