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(4.4.2019) Coin Desk: Digital Asset Goes Open Source as Firm Eyes Closer Ties With Hyperledger

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Blockchain startup Digital Asset is open sourcing its Digital Asset Modelling Language (DAML), the beating heart of projects like the partial re-plumbing of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

Announced Thursday, the move sees DA making DAML freely available – opening the door to its source code, its runtime system, and the software development kit (SDK), all under an Apache 2.0 license.

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(3.31.2019) Packt: Installing a blockchain network using Hyperledger Fabric and Composer[Tutorial]

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This article is an excerpt taken from the book Hands-On IoT Solutions with Blockchain written by Maximiliano Santos and Enio Moura. In this book, you’ll learn how to work with problem statements and learn how to design your solution architecture so that you can create your own integrated Blockchain and IoT solution.

In this article, you will learn how to install your own blockchain network using Hyperledger Fabric and Composer.

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(3.28.2019) Bitcoin Exchange Guide: Hyperledger Expansion Continues With Special Interest Groups (SIGs) And 9 New Community Members

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Hyperledger is growing its society one member and one company, or in this case nine companies at a time as reported on the community’s official website. The open source project is a community collaborative effort to bring the wonders of blockchain to businesses and help advance the technology across various industries in the world today.

The announcement stated that Hyperledger will be adding the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to the community. There are currently four SIGs in operation which include Hyperledger Trade Finance Special Interest Group, Hyperledger Social Impact SIG, Smart Contract Working Group and the latest addition, Telecom SIG.

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(3.15.2019) Business Korean: Samsung SDS Connects Different Blockchain Platforms with ‘Deliver’ Platform

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Samsung SDS has unveiled a platform that connects Ethereum, a leading open blockchain platform, and Hyperledger Fabric, a representative closed (private) blockchain platform.

The company introduced the “Deliver” platform, the first of its kind, at Cello Conference 2019, which was an event for logistics companies, at its Pangyo building in Gyeonggi Province on March 14.

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(3.14.2019) Ledger Insights: IBM builds blockchain for French corporate registry

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Today the French National Council of Clerks of Commercial Courts (NCC or Conseil national des greffiers des tribunaux de commerce) announced that IBM has developed a blockchain corporate registry solution. France doesn’t have a central corporate registrar. Instead any changes to commercial and corporate records have to be submitted via the local commercial courts. The blockchain is expected to launch in the first half of 2019.

The initiative involves sharing information about two sets of data. The first is general registry data such as a change of company name, moving from one court jurisdiction to another, adding new branches and corporate dissolutions. And the second set of data relates to corporate recoveries and insolvencies.

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(3.11.2019) Coin Desk: IBM Scores Deal With US Credit Union Group to Use Hyperledger Blockchain

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CU Ledger, a consortium of U.S. credit unions that’s been experimenting with a range of private blockchains, has added one more to the list: IBM’s Hyperledger Fabric solution.

The consortium will use IBM’s tech to create “an immutable audit trail that can be used to create new business models and transform existing business processes for credit unions,” Big Blue said Monday.

In particular, the new solutions will be built for such services as identity authentication, compliance with know-your-customer (KYC) regulations, lending and payments, the tech giant said. The first blockchain-based services will be available to CULedger members “later in 2019,” IBM said.

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(3.8.2019) Forbes: Balance For Better: Recognizing Women Shaping The Blockchain Landscape

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This year’s campaign theme for International Women’s Day is “BalanceForBetter,” a message that is focused on ways of creating a more gender-balanced society. Recognizing women’s achievements certainly helps when it comes to raising awareness for gender equality, especially in industries that are primarily male dominated.

The finance and blockchain industries, for example, are two of the most imbalanced when it comes to the gender divide. According to McKinsey, women account for only 19% of C-Suite positions in financial services companies. In regards to blockchain, women represent only 9% of the engaged blockchain community and almost 85% of blockchain companies have been founded by men.

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(2.23.2019) Coin Rivet: Hyperledger showcases Walmart food traceability, safety work

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The retailer tested many approaches to tackling this challenge before turning its attention to blockchain. Two Proof of Concept (POC) projects, one in the US and one in China, solidified its commitment to the technology and Hyperledger Fabric. It is now leading industry-wide adoption with a coalition involving the likes of Nestle and Unilever.

Check out the case study here. It includes the a step-by-step account of Walmart’s roll-out, from embracing the general idea of blockchain to selecting a core technology to planning the POC projects and taking the system global with partners. It also features tips from Frank Yiannas, former Vice President of Food Safety at Walmart, on rolling out an enterprise blockchain project.

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(2.22.19) The Block: Marta Piekarska, Hyperledger: On collaboration and education in blockchain and open source

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Fast forward to today and the number of companies getting involved has turned from a stream into a torrent. Among the most recent announcements included US agricultural giant Cargill and Poste Italiane, the Italian postal service. The latter was also included in a start-of-the-year roundup where eight new members were announced.

This is all good news for Marta Piekarska (left), director of ecosystem at Hyperledger, but there is plenty still to be getting on with. “This is not a hype,” she says. “We are beyond it and getting into reality – with all the hard work and the huge opportunities it brings.”

(2.14.2019) Bitcoin Exchange Guide: Samsung SDS Reveals Blockchain Tech ‘Nexledger Accelerator’ Passes Hyperledger Fabric Testing

By Hyperledger Fabric, News

The company, which announced this via a press release, is currently presenting the project at the IBM Think 2019 conference, which is currently happening in San Francisco. The project is being called Nexledger Accelerator and it will use the Hyperledger Fabric technology as a basis for the development of the platform.

 

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