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(9.27.17) EconoTimes: Hyperledger blockchain project adds 10 new members

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Hyperledger blockchain project continues to add new members to its cohort, growing to over 160 members.

The open source collaborative effort aims to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. Hyperledger has added 10 new organisations as general members, including AMIHAN, ChongQin Xichain Technologies, DLT Labs, GameCredits, Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX), Medicalchain, and ScanTrust.

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(9.26.17) BitCoin Magazine: Change Healthcare Announces Enterprise Blockchain Solutions on Hyperledger Fabric

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Today, at the Distributed: Health 2017 conference in Nashville, Tennessee, Change Healthcare announced blockchain solutions on an enterprise scale. According to the company, which is one of the major independent healthcare technology providers in the U.S., the utilization of blockchain technology will help their clients in boosting revenue cycle efficiency, improving real-time analytics, cutting down costs and creating “innovative new services.” Using the organization’s Intelligent Healthcare Network, Change Healthcare processes 12 billion transactions covering over $2 trillion in claims annually.

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(9.14.17) CoinDesk: Old Flames, New Code: Ripple and Hyperledger Reunite for Interledger Effort

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Ripple and Hyperledger might soon get a chance to reignite an old flame.

Following an early promise by Ripple to contribute code to the Hyperledger blockchain consortium’s open-source repository, the two organizations parted ways over differing opinions on blockchain design. Whereas Hyperledger’s members largely focused on private blockchains that required permission to join, Ripple instead created hybrid technology featuring a cryptocurrency more reminiscent of a public blockchain.

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(9.13.17) SiliconANGLE: Hyperledger Project strives to reboot thorny problems of the world

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What if the cost of shipping a container halfway across the world could be reduced by 50 percent? Or patient records could be available immediately in any medical facility around the globe? Or every shipment of food could be tracked mile by mile to avoid spoilage? These are a few of the problems that the Hyperledger Project, an open-source initiative to build blockchain and related tools, is seeking to tackle by leveraging the growing power of new transaction-based technologies.

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(9.4.17) Enterprise Times: Your birth – registered on a blockchain

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The Illinois Blockchain Initiative has announced its intention to create a secure, ‘self-sovereign’ identity for Illinois citizens during the birth registration process. In partnership with Evernym, an identity solutions provider, it will use leveraging distributed ledger technology to provide secure digital identity solutions. The concept will augment work from the W3C’s Verifiable Claims Task Force and use the Sovrin Foundation’s distributed identity ledger.

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