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NEC Joins Hyperledger as Premier Member

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

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

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

Hyperledger aims to create common distributed ledger technology that enables organizations to build and run robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions. Since the beginning of 2016, Hyperledger has grown to more than 140 members that span various industries, including finance, healthcare, the Internet of Things and Aeronautics, among several others.

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

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

About NEC Corporation

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

About Hyperledger

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

Hyperledger Welcomes 8 New Members Ahead of Consensus 2017

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

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

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

Hyperledger aims to enable organizations to build robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by creating an enterprise grade, open source distributed ledger framework and code base. It is a global collaboration including leaders in finance, banking, IoT, supply chain, manufacturing and technology. The latest members include: Alphapoint, Change Healthcare, CITIC, Clause Inc, Deloitte, Ernst & Young LLP, FZG360 Network Co. Ltd and Schroder Investment Management Limited.

New Member Quotes:

AlphaPoint

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

Change Healthcare

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

CITIC

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

Clause, Inc

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

Deloitte

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

EY

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

FZG360 Network Co. Ltd

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

Hyperledger Community Growth:

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

About Hyperledger

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

Hyperledger Adds Change Healthcare as Premier Member

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

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

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

Hyperledger aims to create common distributed ledger technology that enables organizations to build and run robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions. Since the beginning of 2016, Hyperledger has grown to more than 140 members that span various industries including finance, healthcare, the Internet of Things and Aeronautics, among several others. Hyperledger is committed to helping the healthcare industry realize the full potential of open source blockchain technologies and as such kicked off a Healthcare Working Group last October that has grown to more than 425 technologists and executives.

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

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

About Change Healthcare

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

About Hyperledger

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

 

Hyperledger Adds Seven New Members

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

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

“This is a very exciting time with world class global organizations joining Hyperledger nearly every week,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “The blockchain technology community still has many challenges to solve, and many different possible approaches to solving them. Hyperledger’s open collaboration is key to fostering this growing community and is fundamentally important to getting innovative ideas into production-quality code this year.”

Hyperledger aims to enable organizations to build robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by creating an enterprise grade, open source distributed ledger framework and code base. It is a global collaboration including leaders in finance, banking, IoT, supply chain, manufacturing and technology. The latest members include: CollectorIQ Inc., Korea Exchange, Shanghai Onechain Information Technology, Shenzhen Forms Syntron Information, The State of Illinois, The Netherlands Organization for applied scientific research (TNO) and 1worldblockchain.

New member quotes:

CollectorIQ Inc.

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

Korea Exchange

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

Shanghai Onechain Information Technology

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

Shenzhen Forms Syntron Information

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

1worldblockchain

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

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

About Hyperledger

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

Hyperledger Momentum Continues With Eight New Members

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

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

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

Hyperledger aims to enable organizations to build robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by creating an enterprise grade, open source distributed ledger framework and code base. It is a global collaboration including leaders in finance, banking, IoT, supply chain, manufacturing and technology. The latest members include: BBVA, China Jiangsu Huaxin Blockchain Research Institute, Colored Coins, Consensus Base Inc., NEX Optimisation, SecureKey Technologies, The Blockchain Research Institute and VSP Global.

New Member Quotes:

BBVA

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

China Jiangsu Huaxin Blockchain Research Institute

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

Consensus Base Inc.

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

NEX Optimisation

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

SecureKey Technologies

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

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

About Hyperledger

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

Hyperledger Welcomes SAP as Premier Member

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

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

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

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

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

Hyperledger aims to create common distributed ledger technology that enables organizations to build and run robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions. The project has grown to more than 122 members since its inception, spanning various industries including finance, healthcare, the Internet of Things, credit card services and aeronautics, among several others.

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

About SAP

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

About Hyperledger

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

Hyperledger Continues Strong Momentum in 2017 with 11 New Members

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More than 120 organizations now support open blockchain initiative hosted by The Linux Foundation

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (February 28, 2017) – Hyperledger Project, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced today that 11 new members have joined the project to help create an open standard for distributed ledgers for a new generation of transactional applications. Hyperledger also announced American Express and Daimler AG as Premier members earlier this year.

“Growth and interest in Hyperledger remain high in 2017,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “We’re now at 122 members and seeing even more diverse organizations across industry sectors invest their energy and resources in understanding how blockchain technology can strengthen their own business processes. This new set of members’ combined backgrounds and experiences will be invaluable to the community, as we strive to increase production deployments through this year.”

Hyperledger aims to enable organizations to build robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by creating an enterprise grade, open source distributed ledger framework and code base. It is a global collaboration including leaders in finance, banking, IoT, supply chain, manufacturing and technology. The latest members include: Bank of England, Bitmark, China Merchants Bank, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Initiative for CryptoCurrencies and Contracts (IC3), Kaiser Permanente, Kubique S.p.A., MadHive, Monax, OSCRE and RadarWin Cyber Technology.

New Member Quotes:

Bitmark

“We are thrilled to join Hyperledger Project and honored to be part of this revolutionary movement,” said Sean Moss-Pultz, CEO, Bitmark. “Data is the next major asset class and property rights will be a critical component of a healthy digital environment. We look forward to making it happen together!”

China Merchants Bank

“It is a great pleasure to join Hyperledger. As a bank with advanced technology, China Merchants Bank has always been actively exploring high-techs all over the world and applying them in banking businesses,” said Tianhong Zhou, General Manager of the IT Department, CMB. “Blockchain has great influence and development potential in the banking industry, and we are proud to be part of the effort to advance the application of Hyperledger to innovate the business of banking and improve financial services.”

Kubique S.p.A

“Kubique’s aim is to digitize B2B and collaboration between banks and SMEs through innovative solutions; one of our main areas of focus is on the digitization of the Financial Supply Chain, primarily regarding the automotive and the manufacturing industries,” said Paolo Zaccardi, Chairman and CEO, Kubique S.p.A. “As we’re constantly looking for disruptive technologies and frameworks to develop our solutions, we have been following the blockchain evolution during the last two years. We are excited by the opportunities offered by this technology and we think it will be a game-changer for Supply Chain Finance, especially for SMEs as it could revolutionize their B2B financial processes. For these reasons, we’ve decided to join Hyperledger, and look forward to exploring concrete use cases, collaborating with a plethora of global stakeholders and making our knowledge of the potential application contexts available to the network.”

MadHive

“As a young company looking to be the first to disrupt the advertising industry through blockchain, joining Hyperledger is a natural fit for us,” said Adam Helfgott, CEO, MadHive. “Like the other members of Hyperledger, we look at masses of data, distrust, and inefficiency and see the potential of blockchain technology. The advertising industry is brimming with these problems and ripe for the innovation that MadHive provides.”

Monax

“We’re very pleased to announce that we’ve joined the Hyperledger Project and plan to submit our market-leading blockchain client for incubation,” said Casey Kuhlman, CEO, Monax. “Joining Hyperledger is a win-win. Our users gain the confidence of Hyperledger’s strong community and code governance frameworks. If our submission is accepted for incubation, Hyperledger will gain a codebase that includes a built-to-specification Ethereum Virtual Machine, which will more closely align the Ethereum and Hyperledger development communities. And we get to make new friends and build new relationships with the outstanding people and companies who are helping to make smart contract technology production-ready to change the world.”

RadarWin Cyber Technology

“We are very honored to successfully join the Hyperledger project. Radarwin hopes to take a further step in developing blockchain applications and digital asset management,” said Mr.Shen Taolei, CEO, Radarwin. “The early stages of technology development are inseparable from the online technical open source communities and groups, with a common goal to promote blockchain technology and application. Also, the online groups and communities can help train a large reserve of talents and build a complete ecosystem. We hope to use our resources and technical advantages to help Hyperledger’s localization of its applications, the spiral development of Hyperledger’s technology and application, and bring blockchain technology to conventional areas such as financial, medical, cultural, real estate, etc.”

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

The Hyperledger project 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 Project as a Collaborative Project under the foundation. To learn more, visit: https://www.hyperledger.org/.

 

Hyperledger Gains Daimler AG as Premier Member

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World’s most successful producer and manufacturer of premium vehicles commits to open blockchain initiative

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (February 21, 2017) – Hyperledger Project, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced today Daimler AG has joined the project as a Premier member. Daimler’s focus is on future-oriented topics and continuing to systematically optimize its core business and as such the company is investing in blockchain technology. As part of their Premier membership, Jonas von Malottki, Head of the Department for Finance and Controlling IT Solutions within the Daimler IT Group Functions will represent the company on the Hyperledger Governing Board.

“Having one of the world’s leading industrial and transport companies join Hyperledger is very exciting,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “The diversity of our membership continues to grow, demonstrating that blockchain technology has the potential to impact many industries and transform the way business processes are handled. I’m looking forward to the contributions and skills Daimler’s team brings to the project.”

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

We see Blockchain as a promising technology, not fully mature yet, but continuously growing. Now is the right time to get into it, build up knowledge and form a network of like-minded people to share experiences,” said Jan Brecht, CIO, Daimler AG. “By joining Hyperledger, we are confident to do the right step towards this direction.”

“Being a part of Hyperledger allows us to collaborate with a global network of experts in order to build the cross-industry blockchain standard, for customers, supply chain, digital services, financial services and financing tools,” said Kurt Schäfer, Head of Treasury at Daimler AG. “We look forward to joining this community.”

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

About Daimler AG

Daimler AG is one of the world’s most successful automotive companies. With its divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services, the Daimler Group is one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world’s biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with a global reach. Daimler Financial Services provides financing, leasing, fleet management, insurance, financial investments, credit cards, and innovative mobility services.

The company’s founders, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, made history with the invention of the automobile in the year 1886. As a pioneer of automotive engineering, Daimler continues to shape the future of mobility today: The Group’s focus is on innovative and green technologies as well as on safe and superior automobiles that appeal  and fascinate. Daimler consequently invests in the development of alternative drive trains with the long-term goal of emission-free driving: from hybrid vehicles to electric vehicles powered by battery or fuel cell. Furthermore, the company follows a consistent path towards accident-free driving and intelligent connectivity all the way to autonomous driving. This is just one example of how Daimler willingly accepts the challenge of meeting its responsibility towards society and the environment.
Daimler sells its vehicles and services in nearly all the countries of the world and has production facilities in Europe, North and South America, Asia, and Africa. Its current brand portfolio includes, in addition to the world’s most valuable premium automotive brand, Mercedes-Benz, as well as Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach and Mercedes me, the brands smart, EQ, Freightliner, Western Star, BharatBenz, FUSO, Setra and Thomas Built Buses, and Daimler Financial Services’ brands: Mercedes-Benz Bank, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Daimler Truck Financial, moovel, car2go and mytaxi. The company is listed on the stock exchanges of Frankfurt and Stuttgart (stock exchange symbol DAI). In 2016, the Group sold around 3 million vehicles and employed a workforce of 282,488 people; revenue totalled €153.3 billion and EBIT amounted to €12.9 billion.

About Hyperledger

The Hyperledger project 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 Project as a Collaborative Project under the foundation. To learn more, visit: https://www.hyperledger.org/.

 

Hyperledger Adds American Express as Premier Member

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Large global services company to support fastest growing open blockchain technology initiative

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (January 30, 2017) – Hyperledger Project, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced today American Express has joined the project as a Premier Member. As a Premier member, American Express will contribute to the development of the project’s mission to create an enterprise-grade, open source, distributed ledger technology. Sastry Durvasula, Senior Vice President of Technology, responsible for leading enterprise-wide big data, blockchain, digital payments and partnerships, will represent the company on the Hyperledger Governing Board.

“It’s always encouraging to see large, global organizations like American Express join Hyperledger,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “As the project continues to grow and take shape, I believe support from leading organizations and their expertise will drive successful pilots of Hyperledger blockchain technology into production later this year. The aim is to then begin to repeatedly build new systems for this emerging industry and its various use cases and applications.”

“We’re excited to join Hyperledger, as we’re looking to take full advantage of blockchain to deliver new and innovative products for our customers and partners, while transforming existing business processes and applications,” said Marc Gordon, Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer, American Express. “As a Premier member of the project, we’re expecting our expertise and global reach to help advance this open source blockchain ecosystem.”

Hyperledger Project has grown to more than 100 members since its inception, which span various industries including finance, healthcare, the Internet of Things, and aeronautics, among several others. The project 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.

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

About American Express

American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Learn more at americanexpress.com and connect with us on facebook.com/americanexpress, foursquare.com/americanexpress, linkedin.com/company/american-express, twitter.com/americanexpress, and youtube.com/americanexpress.

About Hyperledger

The Hyperledger project 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 Project as a Collaborative Project under the foundation. To learn more, visit: https://www.hyperledger.org/.

Hyperledger Wraps up 2016 By Welcoming Eight New Members

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Diverse set of new members joins fastest growing open blockchain initiative

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (December 28, 2016) – Hyperledger Project, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced today that eight new members have joined the project to help create an open standard for distributed ledgers for a new generation of transactional applications. Last month, Hyperledger announced it reached 100 active members in less than one year, a huge milestone for the open source project, hosted by The Linux Foundation.

“This year has been full of growth for the project,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “Not only did we exceed 100 members, Hyperledger met significant development milestones thanks to the community’s hard work. As 2016 was a year of exploration, R&D and prototyping, we’re excited for 2017 to be the year we start to see case studies of the technology in production environments.”

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. The latest members include: CA Technologies, Factom Foundation, Hashed Health, Koscom, LedgerDomain, Lykke, Sovrin Foundation and Swisscom.

New Member Quotes:

CA Technologies

“To compete today, every company needs to foster innovation that delivers real business value. Blockchain has the potential to disrupt the way many of CA’s customers do business,” said Otto Berkes, chief technology officer, CA Technologies. “We’re honored to be a part of Hyperledger and look forward to collaborating with other members to help shape open standards for blockchain. It’s an exciting time for this because blockchain is not just about Bitcoin anymore, and the range of potential applications with it is vast for of our customers. This partnership will help us influence what that future looks like for both CA and our customers as they embark on their digital transformation journey.”

Factom Foundation

“We are honored to have been selected to join the Hyperledger Project,” said Paul Snow, Founder, Factom Foundation. “We are looking forward to helping build the open source framework for securing data and systems with our blockchain solution.”

Hashed Health

“Hashed Health is a healthcare technology innovation company focused on accelerating the commercialization of meaningful new blockchain and distributed ledger-based technologies,” said John Bass, Hashed Health CEO. “Hashed is proud to be a member of the Hyperledger Project, sharing its commitment to creating the foundation for scalable, reliable blockchain solutions.”

Koscom

“We consider blockchain technology as the next generation infrastructure in the Korean capital market. As an industry leader with 40 years’ experience in the financial IT field, we are looking to leverage this industry disruptive technology,” said Chung Youn Dae, CEO, Koscom. “We will constantly explore the ways to contribute to the blockchain ecosystem, as we collaborate with the Hyperledger community. We also hope to better serve out customers in a more secure and efficient way by integrating blockchain technology and our own Fintech platform.”

LedgerDomain

“LedgerDomain delivers next generation supply chain solutions, harnessing permissioned blockchains to assure supply chain integrity and finished product authenticity through to the consumer for the benefit of all. This highly transparent, trustworthy approach is built upon an industrial-strength Hyperledger Fabric backbone,” said Dr. Victor Dods, LedgerDomain. “We’re proud to be a part of Hyperledger and its growing community.”

Lykke

“We’re looking forward to being part of the Hyperledger project,” said Richard Olsen, Lykke founder and CEO. “Our company is building a digital asset exchange. Right now, we’re implemented on the Bitcoin blockchain settlement layer, with Ethereum to come within the next few months, but our involvement with Hyperledger isn’t just the next step forward. Providing decentralized settlement on the Hyperledger blockchain with multisignature wallets and atomic swap transactions will benefit both of our user communities.”

Swisscom

“We are very proud to be Switzerland’s first connection to Hyperledger,” said Johannes Höhener, VP, Swisscom’s Fintech Cluster. “We look forward to working with a highly professional community on cutting-edge blockchain developments. Our membership and participation will shape our capabilities to develop blockchain solutions – for our clients and Switzerland.”

The success of Hyperledger is due to the support of the developer community and member companies. Learn how your organization can contribute to the project here: https://www.hyperledger.org/about/join

About Hyperledger

The Hyperledger project 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 as a Collaborative Project under the foundation. To learn more, visit: www.hyperledger.org