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(10.4.17) The Block: Brian Behlendorf: On Hyperledger’s quest for ‘re-decentralization’: Part 2

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The explosion in interest in distributed ledger technology over the last few years has created a number of unique problems for players in the space. A technology that is focused on decentralization of the mechanisms of central control of information throws up a number of interesting governance issues. How does the community make decisions that will impact the things developers can do and the experience of end users? How should disagreements over direction and strategy be handled?

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(10.2.17) IEEE Spectrum: Blockchains: How They Work and Why They’ll Change the World

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Bitcoin was hatched as an act of defiance. Unleashed in the wake of the Great Recession, the cryptocurrency was touted by its early champions as an antidote to the inequities and corruption of the traditional financial system. They cherished the belief that as this parallel currency took off, it would compete with and ultimately dismantle the institutions that had brought about the crisis. Bitcoin’s unofficial catchphrase, “In cryptography we trust,” left no doubt about who was to blame: It was the middlemen, the bankers, the “trusted” third parties who actually couldn’t be trusted. These humans simply got in the way of other humans, skimming profits and complicating transactions.

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(10.2.17) CryptoCoinNews: What Is Hyperledger? Brian Behlendorf Executive Director Of The Hyperledger Project Explains

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Give us a brief overview of the Hyperledger project and outline your involvement in the project

The Hyperledger project is run out of the Linux Foundation and started in December 2015. The impetus behind the project came from an interest in looking at the potential to use the blockchain model of distributed ledgers and smart contract to other domains outside of currency. The project is a global collaboration of nearly 200 members supporting and participating in the technology. This group is made up of leaders from finance, banking, IoT, supply chain, manufacturing and technology.  The Hyperledger project aims to enable communities to work together on common code and it acts as an “umbrella” for software developer communities building open source blockchain and related technologies to create innovative modular open source components and platforms.

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(9.28.17) Cointelegraph: Hyperledger Blockchain ‘Shadows’ Canadian Bank’s International Payments

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The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is using Blockchain-based Hyperledger for its US – Canada interbank settlements.

In exclusive comments to Reuters Thursday, Executive Vice President for Innovation and Technology Martin Wildberger said the technology had been “shadowing” the bank’s legacy transaction monitoring ledger for “several weeks.”

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(9.27.17) Irish Tech News: Accenture and Hyperledger host ‘blockchain for good hackathon’

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Accenture and Hyperledger, a collaborative cross-industry effort hosted by The Linux Foundation to advance blockchain technology, have teamed to host the inaugural “Blockchain for Good Hackathon” taking place at The Dock, Accenture’s multidisciplinary research and incubation hub, on Saturday, Sep. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1. The two organisations are inviting developers across Ireland to help apply blockchain technology to develop game-changing ideas and solutions for providing secure digital identities and sustainable, eco-friendly supply chains.

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