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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

Hyperledger Hits 100 Member Milestone

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In less than one year, open source blockchain initiative has grown far beyond any other collaborative project ever hosted by The Linux Foundation

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (November 30, 2016) – Hyperledger Project, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced today that it has hit a major milestone of 100 active members. Six new organizations have joined the project to help create an open standard for distributed ledgers for a new generation of transactional applications.

“Not going to lie, getting to 100 members feels great, but the real kudos go to my team and the community,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “The growth and support across the globe is a testament to the need for an open source initiative, like Hyperledger, that accelerates the development of blockchain software and systems to reinvent 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.

“The growth and interest in Hyperledger has been incredible,” said Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation. “The project’s ‘umbrella’ vision which welcomes collaboration and hosts many open source distributed ledger technologies encourages developers to find opportunities to work on common code without a top-down single architecture approach and will serve to benefit many industries and applications.”

Hyperledger membership is truly global with 25% in China, 14% in APAC, 20% in EMEA and 41% spread across the U.S. The new members join leaders in finance, banking, IoT, supply chain, manufacturing and technology. The latest members include: Altoros Americas LLC, Beijing Botuzongheng Science & Technology CO., LTD, Chamber of Digital Commerce, Shanghai Gingkoo Financial Technology, Sinolending LTD and ZhongChao Smart Card Research Institute.

New Member Quotes:

Altoros Americas LLC

“Using Hyperledger, Altoros builds proofs of concepts and smart contract blueprints for financial services use cases,” said Renat Khasanshyn, CEO, Altoros. “For example, we have built a service for companies that wish to challenge clearing houses, a class of intermediaries performing clearing and settlement of over the counter credit default swaps. Moving forward, we plan to use Hyperledger to build similar services and blueprints for debt issuance and trading, syndicated loans, and reinsurance. It is critical for us to support the Linux Foundation, making sure the Hyperledger Project fulfills its mission.”

Beijing Botuzongheng Science & Technology CO., LTD

“We are very proud to have a chance to join Hyperledger and advance all kinds of applications of blockchain,” said Mr. Liu Tianzhao, Director, Beijing Botuzongheng Science & Technology CO., LTD. “Actually, we are now building the biggest Copyright Protection blockchain  in industry for CCTV Mirco Movies channel, and are looking forward to working with companies and organizations on that effort.”

Shanghai Gingkoo Financial Technology

“As an IT solution provider for financial institutions with more than 70 clients all over the world, Gingkoo is a leading fintech company,” said Bruce Zeng, Manager, Gingkoo Blockchain Department. “To explore how to serve banks with DLT in China, we have developed our own Starfish-chain and established partnerships with many blockchain companies worldwide. We believe blockchain is one of the best tools and joining hyperledger will surely bring us closer to our goal.”

Sinolending LTD

“The Hyperledger Project is the leading organization in terms of developing an enterprise-grade, cross-industry blockchain platform; We’re thrilled to join Hyperledger,” said Peng Bi, Vice President of Engineering, Dianrong. “As a fintech company, Dianrong has always been at the forefront of applying emerging technologies to finance. While our core business is connecting lenders and borrowers on our P2P lending platform, blockchain inherently applies to our business model since it can enable anonymous transactions between two unknown parties, solving the trust issue. We are also investigating other blockchain applications such as consumer finance, borrower credit and contract certification.”

ZhongChao Smart Card Research Institute

“Joining Hyperledger is a new start to work with people around the world on the distributed ledger technology,” said Yifeng Zhang, President, Zhongchao Smart Card Research Institute. “Zhongchao focus on the currency digitalization and we believe blockchain is the next evolution of financial technology. We will cooperate with the central bank and financial institutions for further development of the industry. “

Membership interest was not the only accelerant of momentum for Hyperledger this year. Several open source blockchain and distributed ledger projects moved into incubation under Hyperledger including Fabric, Sawtooth Lake, Blockchain Explorer and Iroha. Also, earlier this year, a Healthcare Working Group launched in an effort to foster conversations and proposals for appropriate applications of blockchain technology in the healthcare industry hosted by Hyperledger.

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

Chamber of Digital Commerce and Hyperledger Launch Strategic Advocacy and Education Partnership

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WASHINGTON, DC and SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Nov 29, 2016) – The Chamber of Digital Commerce, the world’s largest trade association representing the blockchain industry, and Hyperledger Project, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, today announce a strategic partnership to strengthen industry advocacy and education efforts.

Leveraging the Chamber’s public policy expertise and Hyperledger’s technology expertise, both market leading organizations will further promote the understanding, acceptance and use of digital assets and blockchain-based technologies.

Areas of common interest that the Chamber and Hyperledger will immediately begin focusing on, include public policy efforts, intellectual property issues, and global regulatory and technical interoperability.

“Active engagement and collaboration between government authorities and the open source blockchain technology community is essential to realizing the potential of these new platforms and tools,” said Brian Behlendorf, executive director of the Hyperledger Project. “I am pleased to welcome the Chamber of Digital Commerce to the Hyperledger Project. The policy expertise they bring will be extremely beneficial to our overall goals of driving open blockchain technology efforts forward.”

“A pro-growth perspective towards regulation and industry standards are some of the biggest challenges the open source community faces,” said Perianne Boring, founder and president of the Chamber of Digital Commerce. “We are excited to work with the technical experts and open source community at the Hyperledger Project to further support our efforts on behalf of the blockchain industry.”

About the Chamber of Digital Commerce
The Chamber of Digital Commerce is the world’s leading trade association representing the blockchain industry. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Chamber is the founder of the Smart Contracts Alliance, the Blockchain Alliance, the Global Blockchain Forum and many other key industry initiatives. For more information, please visit DigitalChamber.org or follow us on Twitter: @ChamberDigital.

About Hyperledger Project
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

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Hyperledger Reaches 95 Members Ahead of Money20/20

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10 new members join to support open source distributed ledger framework heading into largest financial services innovation event

SAN FRANCISCO AND LAS VEGAS – (October 24, 2016) – Hyperledger Project, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced today at Money20/20 in Las Vegas that 10 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 95 members, making it the fastest growing collaborative project ever hosted by the Linux Foundation.

“I am pleased to see the Hyperledger community growing so rapidly and on such a global scale,” said Brian Behlendorf, executive director of the Hyperledger Project. “The support from these new members is extremely beneficial and their varied expertise will help drive our open blockchain technology efforts forward, as well as ensure that future projects are developed with best practices in mind from the onset.”

Hyperledger Project is working to enable organizations to build and run 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 new Hyperledger members join a rapidly growing and diverse group across finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and other technologies. The latest members include: Huawei, Hundsun Technologies Inc., Hyperchain Technologies (Hangzhou Qulian Technologies Co., Ltd.), Murphy & McGonigle, P.C., National Stock Exchange of India, Nokia, theloop Inc., Sberbank, Shenzhen Qianhai Zhaogu Financial Service Co. Ltd. and Shenzhen Xinguodu Technology CO.,LTD.

New Member Quotes:

Huawei

“We’re thrilled to join Hyperledger and are proud to be part of this effort to create an open standard for distributed ledger technology,” said Hexiaoxiang, VP of Engineering at Huawei. “Huawei continues to strive to make technical breakthroughs and we believe blockchain is the next evolution to help meet the needs of our customers; we’re looking forward to working with this diverse community and making it grow stronger.”

Hundsun Technologies Inc.

“We focus on technical services and are committed to professional solutions as well as services to financial institutions,” said Mr. Jingwu Fan, CEO of Hundsun Technologies Inc. “It is our honor to join Hyperledger and advance the financial application of blockchain. We will cooperate with financial institutions for further development and innovation of the industry, and make sure that all clients have access to a safe, convenient and effective service. ”

Hyperchain Technologies (Hangzhou Qulian Technologies Co., Ltd.)

“Qulian Technology is very excited to join the Hyperledger Project as an Enterprise Consortium Blockchain Platform provider,” said Dr. Li Wei, CEO and Founding Partner of Qulian. “Hyperchain, Qulian’s Blockchain platform project name, is fully compatible with the current open source blockchain community’s functions and features, including smart contract models and programming interfaces. At the same time, it improves lots of the low-layer core algorithms and key modules, including RBFT based consensus algorithm, SVP based entrance control mechanism, AHRE based encryption strategy, and HyperVM smart contract engine. Thus, the security, performance, and ease of use of the system is fully guaranteed. Hyperchain is currently being used or about to be used in digital draft, equity registration, IP protection and many finance or other value transmission networks.”

Murphy & McGonigle

“Murphy & McGonigle, a leading provider of legal services to the financial services industry, is pleased to be the first law firm to join the Hyperledger Project,” said Matt Comstock, Partner at Murphy & McGonigle. “We look forward to continuing our leadership in delivering cutting-edge legal advice to users of blockchain technology in the financial services community.”

Sberbank

“Joining the Hyperledger Project shapes the bank’s new technological agenda and provides us with access to international expertise and cutting-edge blockchain developments,” said Lev Khasis, First Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of Sberbank. “We will have the opportunity to directly influence the development of the platform and interact with its key developers.”

Shenzhen Qianhai Zhaogu Financial Service Co. Ltd

“BlockDaq, a Blockchain Service Platform attached to Shenzhen Qianhai Zhaogu Financial Service CO., LTD, enables enterprises to deploy their business on Blockchain quickly,” said Chao Cheng, CTO. “Moreover, BlockDaq also helps enterprise managers and VCs understand what Blockchain is and how it can help their business. We firmly believe that in the near future, Blockchain will be an infrastructure service, and Hyperledger will be leading the way.”

Shenzhen Xinguodu Technology CO.,LTD

“Xinguodu is one of leading financial payment technology companies in China, which focuses on applying blockchain technology into finance and payments industrial application,” said CDO Xubo Zhang of Blockchain Research Center of XGD Group. “Currently our blockchain technology research includes but not limited to:1. payment clearing system applying distributed ledger; 2. apply blockchain technology into redeem program of customer’s loyal credits; 3. apply blockchain technology into building society’s credit system; 4. global payment. We look forward to cooperating with other Hyperledger members to push forward the research on application of Blockchain technology.”

You can view all members of Hyperledger here: https://www.hyperledger.org/about/members.

Hyperledger’s Brian Behlendorf will be part of the panel discussion “All Together Now: How Bank & Tech Partnerships Are Shaping the Future of Blockchain” at Money 20/20 on October 25 at 5pm in Lando, The Venetian, Level 4. You can also visit Hyperledger at booth #425 in the exhibition hall.

About Hyperledger Project

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hyperledger Announces 5 New Members Heading Into Sibos 2016

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Project’s Growth Exceeds 85 Members, as Its Participation Kicks Off at World’s Premier Financial Services Event

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and GENEVA, SWITZERLAND–(September 26, 2016) – Hyperledger Project, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced today at Sibos in Geneva, Switzerland, that five new members have joined the project to help create an open standard for distributed ledgers for a new generation of transactional applications. Membership has grown significantly since the beginning of the year, making Hyperledger the fastest growing collaborative project ever hosted by The Linux Foundation.

“It’s great to see such strong growth and support behind Hyperledger, as the potential with blockchain is far-reaching and will become pervasive in enterprises, government agencies, and even the public sector,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “Our newest members bring unique value to the community; I look forward to advancing open blockchain standards and continuing to drive development efforts with them.”

Hyperledger Project is working to enable organizations to build and run 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 new Hyperledger members join a rapidly growing and diverse group across finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and other technologies. The latest members include: Aesthetic Integration, BLOCKO Inc., Hangzhou Fuzamei Technology, PDX Technologies and Zhejiang Shuqin Technology.

New Member Quotes:

Aesthetic Integration

“We’re excited to join Hyperledger as the first formal verification company and be at the outset of this cross-industry effort,” said Denis Ignatovich, co-founder and co-CEO. “We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with other members and help shape open standards for blockchain. We have extensive experience with automated mathematical analysis of safety-critical software and financial risk management, and we hope to contribute our knowledge to this project. In the coming weeks we will organize a series of meetings with interested members to discuss how we may leverage formal verification to ensure stability and safety of the platform.”

BLOCKO Inc.

“Blocko, a leading provider of an enterprise Blockchain platform, enables companies to get past the complex blockchain application development process, allowing developers to focus on business logic,” said Blocko’s CEO, Wonbeom Kim. “Blocko’s Coinstack is built from the ground up for the needs of enterprise clients, allowing applications to run on both public and permissioned ledgers. We’re thrilled to now collaborate with other members of Hyperledger to continue to push blockchain technology forward.”

Hangzhou Fuzamei Technology

“We are being committed to the exchange, supply chain, liquidation and wallet based use cases of blockchain technology, which are most likely to be realized and will definitely have a great impact on the future,” said Mr. Sijin Wu, CEO and Founding Partner of Hangzhou Fuzamei Technology Co. “The purpose of joining Hyperledger for us is to find other participants focusing on blockchain exchange in this powerful organization. Therefore blockchain technology application can be achieved as quickly as possible.”

PDX Technologies

“As the first technology company devoted to fundamentally reconstructing the blockchain to be a general-purpose PaaS suitable for a wide spectrum of critical real-world use cases, we are thrilled to be a proud member of the Hyperledger Project,” said Mr. Jiangang Zhang (a.k.a. JZ), Founder, CEO, CTO of PDX Technologies, Inc. “By collaborating closely within the Hyperledger Project, our numerous disruptive innovations on smart contract, blockchain and consensus etc. can reach and benefit a much broader audience in the blockchain ecosystem. We look forward to adapting our barrier-less, massively scalable, super low latency, super high concurrency and super high throughput blockchain stack and blockchain PaaS to the Hyperledger codebase.”

Zhejiang Shuqin Technology

“As a team, which started blockchain implementation at an early stage in China, we deeply understand the disruptiveness of this distributed ledger technology even with its imperfections,” said Gao Hang, founder and CEO of Baoquan.com. “Therefore, aligning with the goal of the Hyperledger project, we are aiming to make the blockchain a practical technology which can add value for clients’ business and solve their problems. Hence, it’s our great honor to be a part of Hyperledger, the most prestigious global open source project. We also believe It is the best way to share and push the commercialization of blockchain further ahead.”

You can view all members of Hyperledger here: https://www.hyperledger.org/about/members

You can visit Hyperledger at booth #C90 in the expo center at Sibos. Hyperledger will sponsor the Innotribe Networking event on the evening of Wednesday, September 28, which will include opening remarks from Brian Behlendorf and video demos of the technology. Additional speaking engagements will include:

Hyperledger Project will also be involved in two SWIFT Labs sessions “Discover R&D@SWIFT: Distributed Ledger Technology at the event.

About Hyperledger Project

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

Hyperledger Welcomes Wanda as Premier Member

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Technology Arm of World’s Largest Commercial Properties, Sports and Film Corporation Backs Mission to Create an Open Blockchain Standard

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(September 8, 2016) – Hyperledger Project, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced today that FFan Technology under Wanda Group has joined as a Premier member of the project. As a Premier member, Wanda will contribute to the development of the project’s mission to create an enterprise grade, open source distributed ledger technology.

“We’re thrilled to see a world class company like Wanda join the project,” said Hyperledger Executive Director, Brian Behlendorf. “Their financial expertise and global reach is sure to be a huge asset, as we continue to bring the Hyperledger community together to advance this new open blockchain infrastructural code base and platform.”

Wanda’s FFan Technology division is helping businesses accelerate their digital transformation initiatives, via its open platform and Cloud infrastructure. Its primary product lines consist of Smart Experience Solutions, FFan Digital Pass and FinTech products, which serve hundreds of millions of people in its massive offline and online ecosystem.

“We’re looking forward to working with Hyperledger and its members as we continue to introduce innovative products and services to accelerate our customers’ digital strategy,” said Charles Cai, Chief Architect and Senior Advisor to the President of Wanda Financial Group. “As a Premier member of the project, we’ll also be able to show our support for building an open, distributed ledger technology with standards that any industry can benefit from.”

Since the beginning of 2016, Hyperledger Project has grown to more than 80 members that span various industries including finance, healthcare, the Internet of Things, 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 Wanda

Dalian Wanda Group was founded in 1988 and is engaged in three key business activities — commercial properties, culture, and finance. In 2015, its assets amounted to 634 billion yuan with revenue of 290.16 billion yuan. Wanda Commercial Properties is the world’s largest real estate enterprise and the biggest five-star hotel owner in the world. Wanda Cultural Industry Group, meanwhile, is the largest cultural enterprise in China, and the world’s largest cinema operator and film company. It is also the world’s biggest sports company. Elsewhere, Wanda Financial Group provides one-stop innovative financial services to retailers and consumers. By 2020, Wanda Group aims to become a world class multinational corporation with assets of $200 billion, market capitalization of $200 billion, revenue of $100 billion and net profits of $10 billion.

About Hyperledger Project

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/.

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Jessica Rampen
The Linux Foundation/Hyperledger Project
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Hyperledger Project Grows 170 Percent in Six Months

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Linux Foundation’s fastest growing project surpasses 80 members

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (August 30, 2016) – Hyperledger Project, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced today that 17 new organizations have joined to help create an open standard for distributed ledgers for a new generation of transactional applications.

“There’s been a tremendous response to our vision for creating an open community for blockchain technology and we’re proud to be celebrating this member milestone,said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of Hyperledger Project. At a growth rate of nearly two new members joining per week – there’s no telling where we’ll be at by the end of the year –  I look forward to working with this growing community to further our open blockchain development efforts.”

Hyperledger Project is working to enable organizations to build and run 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 new Hyperledger members come from across Europe, Asia and the United States and join a rapidly growing and diverse group across finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and other technologies. The latest members include: Cloud Security Alliance, Energy Blockchain Laboratory, Global Peersafe Technology Corp., Inuit Foundation – University of Rome “Tor Vergata,” Intuit, Investrata Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship (IFSE), iRootech Technology Co., Ltd, MIRACL UK Limited, Netki, Nxt Foundation, Orange Magic Cube (GoX Tech), Samsung SDS, Sany Heavy Group Co., Ltd, Tai Cloud Corp., Union Mobile Pay E-Commerce Co., Ltd., Wutongtree and Yunphant Blockchain.

New Member Quotes:

Energy Blockchain Laboratory

“Energy Blackchain Laboratory is privileged to be the first energy focused team to join the Hyperledger Project,” said Dr. Lin Le, CEO and Founding Partner of Energy Blackchain Laboratory. “The lab’s mission is to create a next generation ecosystem of energy industry that is organized by the people, operated by the people, and for the purpose of serving the people. We will continue to contribute to add to Hyperledger’s definition and develop energy blockchain applications to be adopted along the whole energy industry value chain.”

Global Peersafe Technology Corp.

“Blockchain is very complex, as it can be applied to both technology and business scenarios, making it difficult to put into practice,” said Yan Ting, CEO of PeerSafe.  “We have participated in some bank projects, such as existing database and cloud computing combined applications. We also hope to accelerate the innovation through the Hyperledger project, and contribute our value to standardize Blockchain technology.”

iRootech Technology Co., Ltd

“Reborn from heavy industry, iRootech aims to serve the beginning participators of IOT industry applications,” said Daniel, CEO of iRootech. “That means we will be connected to tens of thousands start-up type and medium-sized companies, which will lead to an unaffordable cost. Thanks to the Hyperledger Project, as it shines a light on the practicable way.”

MIRACL UK Limited

“We’re thrilled to join Hyperledger and welcome this opportunity, as we aim to redefine the fundamental nature of trust on the web,” said Brian Spector CEO of MIRACL. “We’re proud to be part of this effort to create an open standard for distributed ledger technology and look forward to working with this diverse community.”

Netki

“From its inception Netki has built and promoted Open Source and Open Standards based solutions,” said Justin Newton, CEO of Netki. “We look forward to working with the Hyperledger Project as a place to collaborate with the broader community and its stakeholders to create open, scaleable blockchain platforms and solutions.”

Orange Magic Cube

“Blockchain is a great invention,” said Shawn Zhou, CEO of Orange Magic Cube (GoX Team Tech.) “Hyperledger is at the cutting edge of blockchain. We are honored to join the Hyperledger Project, and excited to work with worldwide teams on blockchain. We look forward to contributing our expertise to the meritorious project and sharing our experience with the big team.”

Samsung SDS

“Blockchain is without doubt a disruptive technology that will have significant impacts on numerous business areas,” said Won-Pyo Hong, President of Samsung SDS’ Solution Business. “We are proud to be a member of the Hyperledger community and look forward to contributing and sharing our expertise with its members.”

Sany Heavy Group Co., Ltd

“Sany has already built a high-level benchmark of the heavy industry,” said He Dongdong, SVP of Sany. “We both know the Blockchain will alleviate the burden of our complex worldwide supply chain mode, and the Hyperledger Project has a promising future.”

Tai Cloud Corp.

“Tai Cloud is honored to join the Hyperledger Project, and shall make efforts to enlarge Hyperledger’s influence in China hereafter,” said Deng Di, Founder and CEO of Tai Cloud. “Tai Cloud will actively get involved in the Hyperledger community, advancing the blockchain ecosystem and  promoting blockchain’s extensive application to serve as the credible infrastructure in the inclusive finance and shared economy.”

Union Mobile Pay E-Commerce Co., Ltd.

“BlockChain is the core technology for the realization of a new economy in the future; We strongly believe that Hyperledger is the most promising project in Blockchain to achieve success in the financial field,” said Bin Zhang, Founder and CEO of Union Mobile Pay E-Commerce Ltd. “We are pleased to become an active participant in the Hyperledger Project, and build new infrastructure for financial systems in cooperation with other participants.”

Wutongtree

“As one of the earliest players in research and practice on Blockchain, a distributed ledger technology, Wutongtree is pretty honored to join Hyperledger Project,” said Chen Jianxiong, Wutongtree CEO. “While we serve our customers with Blockchain technology, we acknowledge several constraints in adaptability, performance and security. We recognize the open-source solution of Hyperledger meets customer’s real needs for corporate clients, and also provides wide adaptability and security. Joining Hyperledger will not only strengthen the cooperation with it, but also contribute our owned output positively.”

Yunphant Blockchain

“Yunphant Blockchain is working on an enterprise-class alliance blockchain platform,” said Butian Huang, Founder and CEO of Yunphant. “Our goal is to coincide well with Hyperledger Project’s purpose; we’re proud to be part of this effort and are happy to contribute our wealth of knowledge to the Hyperledger Project.”

About Hyperledger Project

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/.

Media Contact

Jessica Rampen

The Linux Foundation/Hyperledger Project

pr@hyperledger.org

650-787-3548