(4.21.17) EconoTimes: National Bank of Cambodia, Soramitsu partner to co-develop Hyperledger Iroha blockchain project

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The National Bank of Cambodia along with Japan-based distributed ledger tech startup Soramitsu announced that it is working on to co-develop the open source Hyperledger Iroha blockchain project. More here.

(4.19.17) JAXenter: Blockchain sells. Here’s the proof.

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Blockchain education is a myth, some people claim. You can’t really be knowledgeable in this new technology, others insist. Still, it seems that blockchain is on everyone’s lips nowadays but…

(4.18.17) Health IT Analytics: Top 4 Ways to Use Blockchain for Healthcare Data Management

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Along with machine learning, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things, blockchain has rapidly risen to become one of the healthcare industry’s most talked-about technologies. The distributed ledger methodology promises…

(4.18.17) MIT Technology: The Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Shaking Up Much More Than Money

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Blockchain, the technology that underpins Bitcoin, may be poised to inspire solutions to key societal challenges, offering help with everything from trading carbon emissions to maintaining health records. But only…

(4.18.17) The Stack: Blockchain payments platform introduced in Dubai

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A new payments platform based on blockchain technology is being introduced in the city of Dubai. The announcement was made by FinTech consulting and development firm, Avanza Solutions, and is…

(4.18.17) Cryptocoinsnews: Dubai Government Greenlights Citywide Blockchain Payments System

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The Smart Dubai Office, a government-backed initiative led by the Crown Prince of Dubai has partnered a FinTech specialist firm to implement a citywide payments platform based on blockchain technology….

(4.14.17) Cyptocoinnews: IBM Launches Blockchain Supply Chain for Chinese Pharma Retail

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IBM is firmly solidifying its proactive lead as a blockchain solutions provider with another launch of a blockchain platform in China, this time in the pharmaceutical retail sector. More here.

(4.14.17) PYMTS.com: IBM Targets Pharmaceuticals With Blockchain Supply Chain Tech

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As IBM continues its exploration of how blockchain could disrupt supply chain management, the technology firm has partnered with Hejia to introduce a solution targeting the pharmaceutical space. More here.

(4.14.17) NewsBTC: After Legalizing Bitcoin, Japan to Standardize Blockchain Technology

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Japan has emerged as a leading player in the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology markets. The country, following its recent regulation recognizing Bitcoin as a currency and a legal mode of…

(4.14.17) TechTarget: Blockchain for industrial enterprises: Hype, reality, obstacles and outlook

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In a recent webinar, we explored the hype around blockchain, industrial use cases outside of financial services and obstacles to enterprise deployments of the technology. There is certainly no dearth…

(4.13.17) Cointelegraph: Will Blockchain Revolutionize Finance, Legal Industries Just Like Internet Changed Media?

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Most of the world’s largest banks and financial institutions have already allocated billions of dollars to the development of Blockchain technology. The question remains, will Blockchain technology revolutionize the finance…

(4.12.17) Cointelegraph: Next-Gen UK Payments System Will be Blockchain Compatible: BOE Governor

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The governor of the Bank of England, the UK’s central bank, has revealed that an upcoming version of the UK’s main interbank payments system will be compatible for settlements in…

(4.11.17) Coinspeaker: IBM and Sichuan Hejia Launched a Blockchain Platform for Pharmaceutical Procurement

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IBM and Chinese conglomerate Sichuan Hejia have launched the Yijian Blockchain Technology Application System, a blockchain-based, supply chain financial services platform for pharmaceutical procurement. More here.

(4.11.17) Blockchain News: Ethereum meets Hyperledger – Burrow Ethereum Smart Contract Machine to Join Hyperledger

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The Hyperledger Technical Steering Committee (TSC) approved a proposal submitted by engineers at Monax and Intel, to incubate the community’s first Ethereum derived project – Burrow, a permissionable smart contract…

(4.11.17) Enterprise Times: Blockchain to secure pharmaceutical procurement

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IBM and Sichan Hejia Co Ltd (Hejia) have launched a blockchain-based platform for pharmaceutical procurement. Known as the Yijian Blockchain Technology Application System it is a permissioned blockchain platform built on…

(4.11.17) CoinDesk: Monax Adds Blockchain Code to Hyperledger GitHub Repository

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The Monax ‘Burrow’ codebase has officially been accepted by Hyperledger’s Technical Steering Committee for incubation, according to a statement from Monax COO and general counsel Preston Byrne. More here.

(4.10.17) CoinDesk: Porsche Seeks Blockchain Companies for Startup Competition

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German automaker Porsche is looking to explore blockchain technology. According to a company release, Porsche quietly unveiled a startup competition last week aimed at attracting firms that work with the…

(4.10.17) Enterprise Times: Music societies turn to blockchain

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Three of the leading music societies in the world are investigating the implications of blockchain on music rights. The societies are looking to improve copyright and the tracking of music…

(4.10.17) Cointelegraph: IBM Blockchain Focuses On Music Rights Protection In New Trial

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IBM Blockchain, the business enterprise solution based on Hyperledger, has received its latest implementation in music copyright protection. More here.

(4.10.17) IT Jungle: Blockchain: A Link In Your Long Term IBM i Plan

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In general, the IBM i community gets derogatorily tagged with having minimal tolerance for risk. Having little appetite for risk isn’t such a bad thing when the failure rate for…

(4.7.17) CoinDesk: TMX Selects Hyperledger For Blockchain Voting Prototype

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Financial services firm TMX Group yesterday became the latest to join the heated race to provide stockholders with blockchain solutions for voting. The operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange, the Montreal…

(4.7.17) Finextra: Hyperledger Project: collaboration pays off

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Recently, I wrote that smaller blockchain consortia are needed (see my Blog: Towards smaller and more focused blockchain consortia, 27 February 2017). The Hyperledger Project however may be the exception….

(4.3.17) Cointelegraph: IBM Plans to Use Blockchain to Clean up China’s Air

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China is synonymous with gray skies but pollution is not just a Chinese problem, it is something that is permeating the skies of the world and choking the major cities…

(4.6.17) CoinDesk: Intel Demos Seafood Tracking on Sawtooth Lake Blockchain

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The ocean-to-table movement is getting a high-tech helping hand. Intel has just revealed a public demo that finds it showcasing how a seafood supply chain project can be built using its open-source Sawtooth…

(4.3.17) Cointelegraph: Blockchain Platforms Like Hyperledger More Promising Than R3’s Corda: Deloitte

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Like-minded people should connect, as this is the only way to drive innovation forward. We recently shared our excitement about Deloitte Germany becoming a sponsor and a partner at BlockShow…

(4.3.17) CoinDesk: Confidential Assets’: Blockstream Reveals New Bitcoin Privacy Tech

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Bitcoin startup Blockstream has unveiled new technology for shielding data on a blockchain. Expanding on an old technique used to hide transaction amounts, the company has developed a new scheme dubbed ‘confidential assets’…

(3.30.17) Blockchain News: Spanish Bank BBVA joins Hyperledger Project

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The bank joins American Express, the Bank of England, SAP, Wells Fargo and Thomson Reuters. According to a report at Banking Tech, BBVA is already a member of R3, which…

(3.30.17) Cryptocoinnews.com: IBM Develops Blockchain Platform to Fight Carbon Emissions in China

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IBM has laid claim to the world’s first blockchain ‘green asset management platform’ in China to decrease emissions while supporting low carbon emission-enabling technology. Powered by the open source Hyperledger…

(3.30.17) Brave New Coin: Hyperledger used to track US oil on a blockchain

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IBM, commodities trading house Trafigura, and the French investment bank Natixis are pioneering a blockchain solution for US crude oil transactions. Using a distributed ledger to host this market “allows…

(3.29.17) Global Trade Review: First blockchain information company launched

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Don and Alex Tapscott, co-authors of Blockchain Revolution, have launched the Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) to provide industry players with actionable information on blockchain applications. Based in Toronto, Canada, the…

(3.29.17) Cointelegraph: Hyperledger Promises Blockchain Debut in Trade Finance in 2017

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Brian Behlendorf, the executive director of Hyperledger strongly believes that Blockchain will make its debut in the industry of trade finance by the end of 2017. On March 14, the…

(3.29.17) Global Trade Review: Exclusive: R3 and Hyperledger in talks over Corda migration

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Fintech company R3 is mulling moving its Corda solution to the Hyperledger blockchain platform. In an interview with GTR, Brian Behlendorf, the executive directorfor open-source blockchain consortium Hyperledger, said the…

(3.29.17) Banking Technology: How crude! IBM oils up for blockchain threesome

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Natixis, IBM and physical commodities trading group Trafigura have launched the first blockchain solution in commodity trade finance for US crude oil transactions. The distributed ledger platform, built on the…

(3.29.17) CoinDesk: Panasonic Among New Contributors to Hyperledger’s Iroha Project

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Five new companies are contributing to Iroha, one of several projects attached to the Hyperledger blockchain initiative. Among the companies joining is Japanese electronics conglomerate Panasonic, marking its first major…

(3.29.17) Global Trade Review: Hyperledger chief: live blockchain solutions in trade finance this year

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Brian Behlendorf is the executive director of Hyperledger, the open source blockchain consortium powering much of the trade finance industry’s experimentations on the technology to date. More here.

(3.29.17) Global Trade Review: Hyperledger chief: live blockchain solutions in trade finance this year

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Brian Behlendorf is the executive director of Hyperledger, the open source blockchain consortium powering much of the trade finance industry’s experimentations on the technology to date. Hyperledger Fabric is the…

(3.29.17) EconoTimes: Hyperledger blockchain project adds eight new members

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Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), a multinational Spanish banking group, has become an official member of open-source collaborative blockchain project, Hyperledger. According to Hyperledger collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance…

(3.29.17) NewsBTC: Trafigura Plans to Use Hyperledger Blockchain for Trading Crude Oil

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The use of blockchain technology for rapid trade settlements is a concept that has been tried and tested by multiple stock exchanges across the world. Few have also gone ahead…

(3.28.17) CoinDesk: IBM Unveils Blockchain Platform for Oil Trade Finance

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A group of companies including IBM has spearheaded the development of a new blockchain-based crude oil trade finance platform. Along with IBM, commodities trading group Trafigura and corporate investment bank…

(3.28.17) American Banker: BBVA joins Linux Foundation’s blockchain project

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The Spanish banking group BBVA has joined a major international project to establish common standards for blockchain technology, the bank announced Monday. More here. 

(3.28.17) Finance Magnates: Multinational Spanish Bank BBVA Joins the Hyperledger Project

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Hyperledger, a collaboration creating an enterprise grade, open source blockchain framework and code base, announced today an agreement with BBVA becoming an official member of the project. This will allow the bank…

(3.28.17) Banking Technology: BBVA joins Hyperledger blockchain project

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The bank joins American Express, the Bank of England, SAP, Wells Fargo and Thomson Reuters. BBVA is already a member of R3, which is also participating in Hyperledger, and of…

(3.28.17) CoinDesk: Spanish Bank BBVA Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Project

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Spanish banking group BBVA has become the latest member of the Hyperledger blockchain project. Two representatives of BBVA will officially join the initiative, connecting the conglomerate with the 100-plus startups and…

(3.27.17) CoinDesk: IBM vs Microsoft: Two Tech Giants, Two Blockchain Visions

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In a match reminiscent of the recent final of the Australian Open, in which two of the oldest top tennis players on the circuit competed for the title, two other…

(3.27.17) NewsBTC: SAP Joins HyperLedger, as Enterprise Blockchain Wave Sweeps In

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The increasing adoption of distributed ledger technology by companies has made it hard for the enterprise solutions providers to ignore the blockchain. In order to keep up with the changing…

(3.27.17) OpenSourceForU: SAP joins Hyperledger Project to embrace open source blockchain developments

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SAP SE, the company which is popular for its proprietary enterprise software offerings, has finally inclined towards the open source growth and joined Hyperledger Project as a Premier member. The…

(3.27.17) EconoTimes: Blockchain project Hyperledger open sources bond trading platform

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Hyperledger, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, has open-sourced a bond trading platform built on top of its Sawtooth Lake distributed ledger, CoinDesk reported. First announced in…

(3.26.17) Constellation Research: IBM Blockchain as a Service and Hyperledger Fabric forge a new path

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It’s been a big month for blockchain. The Hyperledger consortium released the Fabric platform, a state-of-the-art configurable distributed ledger environment including a policy editor known as Composer. The Enterprise Ethereum…

(3.26.17) Computerweekly: SAP buys into blockchain, joins Hyperledger Project

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The Hyperledger Project is an open source consortium focused on development issues for blockchain, the distributed database of ‘permanent’ time-stamped records. Led by the Linux Foundation, Hyperledger has now welcomed enterprise…

(3.24.17) CoinDesk: Hyperledger Bond Trading Platform Goes Open Source

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A bond trading platform built on top of Hyperledger’s Sawtooth Lake distributed ledger was made open source this week, alongside a release of a demo of the technology. The project, first announced in…

(3.24.17) S&P Global: The week in fintech: Bringing blockchain from theory to practice

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Companies involved in blockchain projects are introducing practical implementations of the technology, and financial institutions are among those interested in how they can use distributed ledger technology. IBM Corp. recently…

(3.23.17) International Business Times: SAP Ariba and Everledger buddy up for blockchain track and trace

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The Hyperledger Project is useful for getting people together to work on its latest Fabric version 1.0. A case in point is the collaboration between giants SAP Ariba and the…

(3.23.17) ZDNet: Executive’s guide to implementing blockchain technology

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Blockchains are one of the most important technologies to emerge in recent years, with many experts believing they will change our world in the next two decades as much as…

(3.23.17) HealthITAnalytics: SAP Joins Hyperledger, Building Healthcare Blockchain Momentum

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Hyperledger, the cross-industry collaboration focused on operationalizing blockchain technology, is welcoming SAP to its ranks of “Premier” members, setting up an opportunity for another major companies with healthcare interests to…

(3.23.17) EconoTimes: Enterprise software firm SAP joins Hyperledger blockchain project as Premier member

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Blockchain project Hyperledger has announced the addition of SAP, one of the market leaders in enterprise application software, as a Premier member. The announcement follows the recent addition of one…

(3.22.17) Forbes: SAP Ariba Will Use Blockchain to Track Shipments, Ensure Authenticity

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SAP Ariba, which connects 2.5 million buyers and sellers around the world through its network, today announced it will offer blockchain record-keeping across its cloud-based applications and business network. Also…

(3.22.17) Container Journal: IBM Couples Docker Containers to Blockchain Database

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IBM is employing Docker containers to make it easier for IT organizations to consume a blockchain service being hosted on IBM Cloud. Launched this week at the IBM InterConnect 2017…

(3.22.17) CoinDesk: SAP Ariba Inks Blockchain Supply Chain Partnership With Everledger

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SAP Ariba, the US software and IT firm owned by tech giant SAP, has integrated its services with blockchain startup Everledger. Announced today, the move will see SAP Ariba deploy the…

(3.22.17) CoinDesk: R3 Targets Regulators for Next Wave of DLT Expansion

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The world’s largest blockchain consortium is set to expand its membership to include a host of global regulators. The news, revealed in interview with CoinDesk, follows R3’s recent announcement that the State of Illinois had…

(3.22.17) SiliconAngle: The new business disrupter: How IBM is taking blockchain all the way to the bank

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If bitcoin is the new currency then blockchain is the new bank. IBM Corp. recently made investments in developing blockchain technology and is working with the open-source project Hyperledger to…

(3.22.17) SiliconAngle: Can blockchain stop the raid on data privacy?

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Open-source project Hyperledger is democratizing blockchain for developers and businesses. The initiative is a collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. More here.

(3.22.17) Forbes: IBM Bets The Company On Cloud, AI, And Blockchain

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At the massive IBM IBM -0.57% InterConnect conference this week, over 20,000 of Big Blue’s fans packed Las Vegas’s Mandalay Bay to hear about the company’s transformative, three-pronged strategy. The…

(3.22.17) Futurism: IBM Just Launched Blockchain Beyond Currency

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Blockchain has the potential to become an integral part of our future. Essentially, it’s a decentralized digital ledger that’s secured by cryptography and boasts transparency that’s unparalleled in any digital platform. Though…

(3.21.17) HealthcareDIVE: IBM launches cloud-based blockchain service for Linux Hyperledger Fabric

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On Monday, IBM launched what it is billing as the “first enterprise-ready” blockchain service. The new tool, based on the Linux Foundation’s open-source Hyperledger Fabric, allows developers to build and…

(3.21.17) Banking Technology: IBM unveils blockchain-based digital identity network

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IBM and SecureKey Technologies are working together to enable a new digital identity and attribute sharing network based on IBM Blockchain. When launched later this year, consumers can use the…

(3.21.17) SDxCentral: IBM Releases a Beta Blockchain Service for Enterprises

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IBM announced a beta release of IBM Blockchain, an enterprise blockchain service based on the Linux Foundation‘s Hyperledger Fabric. The service enables developers to build production blockchain networks on the…

(3.21.17) BetaNews: IBM announces Hyperledger Fabric-based Blockchain-as-a-service

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It was a big day for IBM today, as it unveiled its first Blockchain-as-a-service. Unveiled at the Interconnect conference, this commercial blockchain service is based on the open-source Hyperledger Fabric…

(3.20.17) Ars Technica: IBM announces enterprise-ready blockchain services that go beyond currency

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On Monday, IBM announced a new version of its enterprise-grade deployment of IBM Blockchain (Blockchain offers companies the ability to create, run, and monitor distributed ledgers on IBM’s cloud). The…

(3.20.17) ETHNews: IBM Makes Major Announcements At InterConnect 2017

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March 20, 2017, the second day of IBM’s InterConnect conference (March 19-23), has brought forth new blockchain developments for various commercial and industrial uses, including identity management, green asset management,…

(3.20.17) LinuxInsider: IBM Launches Enterprise-Strength Blockchain as a Service

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IBM on Monday unveiled the first enterprise-ready Blockchain as a Service offering based on The Linux Foundation’s open source Hyperledger Fabric version 1.0. IBM Blockchain, which lets developers quickly establish…

(3.20.17) HealthcareITNews: IBM launches blockchain tool on Linux Hyperledger Fabric

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IBM unveiled a cloud-based Blockchain offering on Monday along with governance and developer tools. Calling it the first enterprise-ready blockchain service, the company said that the technology makes it possible…

(3.20.17) Banking Technology: IBM Cloud launches enterprise-ready blockchain for Hyperledger Fabric

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The service enables developers to build and host production blockchain networks on the IBM Cloud, and is underpinned by the IBM server LinuxONE. This development follows on from late last…

(3.20.17) Investopedia: IBM Launches Enterprise-Ready Blockchain Service (IBM, MSFT)

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International Business Machines (IBM) has launched an enterprise-ready blockchain​ service designed to help big businesses create quick, tamper-proof ledgers without relying on a third-party to process payments. (See also: What Is…

(3.20.17) Silicon Republic: IBM debuts commercial blockchain-as-a-service platform

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Blockchain may have started out as the technology that underlined the transaction process of bitcoin, but the distributed ledger platform is now being heralded as a game-changer within multiple sectors,…

(3.20.17) eWeek: IBM Takes Blockchain DB Service Mainstream on Cloud

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A blockchain database, a universal digital ledger of record that enables both security and transparency for Bitcoin financial transactions, has been a mystery to many people for a few years….

(3.20.17) PC Magazine: How Blockchain Is Helping China Go Greener

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Blockchain has near-universal applicability as a distributed transaction platform for securely authenticating exchanges of data, goods, and services. IBM and the Beijing-based Energy-Blockchain Labs are even using it to help…

(3.20.17) Cointelegraph: IBM Blockchain Goes Live at Las Vegas Interconnect

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Las Vegas’ Interconnect conference is the scene for IBM unveiling its Hyperledger-based Blockchain application Monday. The finished product, IBM Blockchain, is a one-stop shop for tailored networks allowing up to…

(3.20.17) The Register: Like a BaaS: IBM offers Blockchain as a Service

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IBM’s fortunes are set to change, we’re sure of it. After 20 straight quarters of sales decline, the business has launched Blockchain-as-a-Service. IBM Blockchain is a public cloud service for…

(3.20.17) Network World: How IBM wants to bring blockchain from Bitcoin to your data center

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At its InterConnect conference in Las Vegas this week, IBM is announcing new features for its open source cloud-hosted blockchain service in an attempt to bring this distributed database technology…

(3.20.17) Reuters: IBM launches enterprise-ready blockchain service

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International Business Machines Corp has launched a service that will allow businesses to build applications on its cloud using blockchain code from the Hyperledger Project, the cross-industry group led by…

(3.20.17) Forbes: IBM and Hyperledger Launch Enterprise-Ready Blockchain

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IBM today announced the new release of IBM Blockchain the first enterprise-ready blockchain service based on the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric version 1.0. Although some tech experts had predicted blockchain…

(3.20.17) International Business Times: IBM Blockchain rolls out with beefed up cloud security and digital identity announcement

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IBM Blockchain is open for business with the announcement of security enhancements within its cloud environment to coincide with the release of Hyperledger Fabric version 1.0. IBM is also announcing…

(3.20.17) BetaKit: With IBM Partnership, SecureKey Enters Next Phase of Developing Secure Digital Identity Network

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Toronto-based SecureKey is partnering with IBM to develop a digital identity network based on IBM’s blockchain technology. The network will make it easier for customers to securely verify their identity…

(3.20.17) EconoTimes: IBM, SecureKey partner to offer digital identity network based on blockchain

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Tech giant IBM announced its collaboration with SecureKey Technologies in order to create and offer blockchain-based digital identity network for consumers. The blockchain network will be built to ease consumers…

(3.20.17) TechCrunch: IBM unveils Blockchain as a Service based on open source Hyperledger Fabric technology

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IBM unveiled its “Blockchain as a Service” today, which is based on the open source Hyperledger Fabric, version 1.0 from The Linux Foundation. IBM Blockchain is a public cloud service that customers can use to…

(3.20.17) CoinDesk: IBM Goes Live With First Commercial Blockchains

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Tech giant IBM is set to unveil what it’s calling the first “commercial application” of Hyperledger’s open-source Fabric codebase. Previously released in beta and scheduled for official release today, the offering –…

(3.20.17) The Tech Portal: IBM releases enterprise-ready blockchain services based on Hyperledger Fabric technology

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IBM has been leading the front for building secure networks with the use of Blockchain technology. With regards to the same, the tech giant has today taken the wraps off…

(3.20.17) ZDNet: IBM launches blockchain as a service for the enterprise

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IBM has announced the launch of IBM Blockchain, a commercial service aimed at giving enterprise players the option to build their own scalable and secure blockchain networks. The new service…

(3.20.17) Silicon UK: IBM Launches Cloud-Based Enterprise-Ready Blockchain Service

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IBM has launched an enterprise-ready blockchain service that enables businesses to build applications on top of the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric code set within the IBM Cloud. The service will…

(3.20.17) WIRED: The Blockchain will save healthcare and shipping billions of pounds

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The world is full of big figures, but this one is more shocking than most. $600bn (£483bn) is lost every year from global trade as a result of “maritime fraud”…

(3.20.17) Fortune: IBM Launches New Cloud Service for Building Blockchain Apps

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International Business Machines has launched a service that will allow businesses to build applications on its cloud using blockchain code from the Hyperledger Project, the cross-industry group led by the…

(3.20.17) American Banker: Banks pick IBM blockchain to expand digital ID project in Canada

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Canadian banks will use blockchain technology to manage consumers’ digital identities. The banks bought into the idea of managing digital identities for consumers five years ago. Initially, they focused on…

(3.20.17) HIT Infrastructure: IBM Launches Enterprise IT Infrastructure Blockchain Solution

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IBM announced the release of IBM Blockchain, an enterprise-ready blockchain service based on the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric version 1.0. The new blockchain service is based on IMB LinuxONE, and…

(3.20.17) IT Business Edge: Interconnect 2017: IBM and Securekey Move to Corner Financial Transaction Market

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This week, I’m at IBM Interconnect 2017 and, right off the top, they made a really interesting announcement concerning Blockchain. Typically, we connect Blockchain to Bitcoin, but the digital currency…

(3.17.17) Bitcoin Magazine: Don Tapscott Announces International Blockchain Research Institute

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The government of Canada, in partnership with other government bodies and private sector companies, is establishing a Blockchain Research Institute in Toronto to bring together the top minds in public…

(3.17.17) International Business Times: What is the difference between a CLS blockchain and a CLS blockchain?

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People at big banks and financial institutions don’t talk too much about the actual integration of blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT). However, tricky topics like integration and production readiness…

(3.15.17) Health IT Analytics: Google DeepMind: Blockchain Can Ensure Health Data Integrity

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When healthcare experts talk about data integrity, they’re not just thinking about whether or not the original authors filled in all the fields and ticked all the boxes.  They are…

(3.15.17) CSO: All aboard the blockchain train

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From secure online voting to mobile payments, many cross-industry markets are trying to understand and apply blockchain in ways that will help speed up, improve, or make transactions more efficient…

(3.8.17) Distributed: Intel’s Dan Middleton on Explains the Vision for Hyperledger’s Sawtooth Lake Distributed Ledger

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Dan Middleton is the head of technology for Intel’s blockchain and distributed ledger program, a position that gives him firsthand knowledge of how the technology can change the business world…

(3.6.17) EconoTimes: IBM, Maersk partner to use blockchain for cross-border supply chain

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Tech giant IBM has announced collaboration with global leader in transport and logistics Maersk Group, in a move to utilize the blockchain technology to manage transactions among network of shippers,…

(3.6.17) IBS Intelligence: Hyperledger Fabric goes from incubation to active

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The Technical Steering Committee (TSC) of the Hyperledger Project, an open source blockchain collaborative, has voted to move Hyperledger Fabric from incubation to active status. It’s the first of five…

(3.6.17) Tech Times: IBM Eyes Quantum Computing, Says It’s Seeing ‘A Direct Path To The 50-Qubit Range’

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IBM’s explorations in artificial intelligence gave birth to Watson, and its groundwork-laying for blockchain brought the Hyperledger Project. The company is eyeing the field of quantum computing next, seeing it as a…

(3.6.17) CoinDesk: 6 Top Trends From CoinDesk’s 2017 State of Blockchain Report

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2016 signified a strong shift in several areas of the blockchain industry. Announced today, CoinDesk’s State of Blockchain 2017 report provides a 100-slide analysis of that shift – covering developments in…

(3.6.17) Cointelegraph: FinTech Fund To Pour $141 mln to Aid “Financial Inclusion” in Emerging Markets

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Fintech inclusion pool Accion Frontier Inclusion Fund has announced it has raised $141 mln from major global sponsors to improve finance access in emerging markets. The fund, based in Washington…

(3.6.17) IBS Intelligence: IBM and Maersk digitise shipping industry using blockchain

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IBM and Maersk are collaborating to use blockchain technology across the global, cross-border supply chain. The solution, based on the Hyperledger Fabric, will be made available to the shipping and…

(3.6.17) AllCoinsnews: IBM and Maersk Build Industry-Wide Cross-Border Blockchain Supply Chain Solution

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IBM and global transport and logistics powerhouse Maersk have announced a new collaboration to use blockchain technology to help transform the global, cross-border supply chain. Based on the Hyperledger Fabric…

(3.5.17) ZDNet: IBM, Maersk aim to speed up shipping with blockchain technology

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IBM and Maersk will partner to use blockchain technology to conduct, manage and track transactions in the shipping supply chain. The companies said they collaborated on creating blockchain tools for…

(3.5.17) CryptocoinsNews: The Hyperledger Blockchain Project Announces Its First Graduate Project

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Hyperledger, a Linux-led open source blockchain initiative, announced in a blog that Hyperledger Fabric, one of five of its incubator projects, will be released at the end of the month….

(3.5.17) News BTC: Hyperledger Project’s Fabric Blockchain Receives “Production Ready” Status

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The distributed ledger technology is in great demand among the banking and financial sector. The number of consortiums and institutions working on creating blockchain-based applications clearly signifies the magnitude of…

(3.5.17) Forbes: IBM And Maersk Apply Blockchain To Container Shipping

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IBM and Maersk are using a blockchain built on the Hyperledger Fabric to manage the supply chain for container shipping. Maersk, the Danish shipping company, is the largest container carrier…

(3.4.17) New York Times: Blockchain: A Better Way to Track Pork Chops, Bonds, Bad Peanut Butter?

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Frank Yiannas has spent years looking in vain for a better way to track lettuce, steaks and snack cakes from farm and factory to the shelves of Walmart, where he…

(3.4.17) International Business Times: Maersk and IBM aim to get 10 million shipping containers onto global supply blockchain by year-end

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IBM and Maersk, the largest container ship operator on the planet, have completed an end-to-end digitised supply chain pilot using distributed ledger technology. The blockchain, deployed using Hyperledger Fabric, will…

(3.3.17) Reuters: Hyperledger nears release of its first production-ready blockchain

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The Hyperledger project, a cross-industry open source blockchain group led by the Linux Foundation, plans to release its first production-ready distributed ledger code base by the end of the month,…

(3.2.17) American Banker: Banks are sold on blockchain, concerned about collaboration

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Several ideas are emerging about the adoption of blockchain in the financial services industry that are quite different than what anyone would have predicted two or three years ago. The…

(3.2.17) RayOnStorage: Ethereum enters the enterprise

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Read an article the other day on NYT (Business Giants Announce Creation of … Ethereum). In case you don’t know Ethereum is a open source, block chain solution that’s different…

(3.2.17) Aite Group: Top 10 Capital Markets Chaintech Platforms: Securities Settlement in Focus

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Boston, March 2, 2017 – Many of the hundreds of chain-related deployments launched worldwide in 2016 are in development. Regulators as well as business leaders confront a twin challenge: grasping…

(3.1.17) Cryptonoticias: Behlendorf: “The decision that Hyperledger and Enterprise Ethereum Alliance work together is for its members”

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Brian Behlendorf, director de Hyperledger, el proyecto creado por la Fundación Linux para hacer avanzar la tecnología blockchain entre las industrias y en el que participan más de cien empresas…

(3.1.17) HIMSS: The Potential for Blockchain Technology in Health IT

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It would be diplomatic to say that the rise of open standards and APIs in the healthcare industry has yet to truly pay off in the form of better widespread…

(3.1.17) EconoTimes: Hyperledger blockchain project welcomes 11 new members

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A collaborative cross-industry effort to advance blockchain technology, Hyperledger Project has announced the addition of 11 new members who have joined the project to help create an open blockchain standard…

(3.1.17) Enterprise Innovation: Hyperledger Project adds 11 new members

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Hyperledger Project, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, has had 11 new members join the project to help create an open standard for distributed ledgers for a…

(3.1.17) Brave New Coin: Guernsey to host ‘the first ever’ private equity blockchain deployment

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The Government of Guernsey recently announced that their island has become the home of “the first ever commercial deployment of blockchain technology for the private equity market.” American financial services…

(3.1.17) Finance Magnates: Bank of England, China Merchants Bank and the Boston Fed Join Hyperledger

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Hyperledger– a collaboration creating an enterprise grade, open source blockchain framework and code base – has announced that eleven new members have joined the project. The latest members include: Bank…

(3.1.17) IBS Intelligence: Hyperledger adds 11 new members

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The Hyperledger Project has brought 11 new members into the fold, highlighting the growth as a signal of intent from the industry regarding blockchain technology. “Growth and interest in Hyperledger…

(3.1.17) CryptoCoinsNews: Bank of England, Boston Fed Join Hyperledger Blockchain Project

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The Linux-foundation led open-source Hyperledger blockchain initiative has announced a raft of new members including influential financial institutions in the Bank of England, the UK’s central bank and the Boston…

(3.1.17) Automated Trader: Bank of England, Bitmark, China Merchants Bank & others join Hyperledger project

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Hyperledger Project, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, has announced that 11 new members have joined the project. Hyperledger also announced American Express and Daimler AG as…

(2.28.17) Healthsecurity.com: Why Data Security is Critical with Healthcare Blockchain

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Healthcare organizations are utilizing more electronic data than ever before, and many are working toward interoperability and connecting to HIEs. Data security measures cannot be an afterthought, and must be…

(2.28.17) CoinDesk: Central Banks Back Hyperledger Blockchain Project

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The Bank of England and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston are among 11 new members of the Linux Foundation-led Hyperledger blockchain initiative. More here.

(2.28.17) Finexrta: Hyperledger picks up 11 new members

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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…

(2.28.17) International Business Times: Bank of England and China Merchants Bank join Hyperledger Project

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The Hyperledger Project has added 11 new members, including the Bank of England, China Merchants Bank and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, bringing the current total to 122. New members…

(2.28.17) EconoTimes: Monax Joins Hyperledger Project, Brings Ethereum Technology

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Monax Industries Limited, an enterprise blockchain, and smart contracts company, announced that it has joined the Linux Foundation’s open source Hyperledger Project. Joining as a general member, Monax will be…

(2.28.17) Blockchain News Monax Joins Hyperledger Project, Brings Ethereum Technology

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Monax, a market-leading Blockchain and smart contract company, today announced that it has joined the Hyperledger Project as a General member. Hosted by the Linux Foundation, Hyperledger is a collaborative…

(2.27.17) New York Times: Business Giants to Announce Creation of a Computing System Based on Ethereum

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SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft, JPMorgan Chase and other corporate giants are joining forces to create a new kind of computing system based on the virtual currency network Ethereum. Some 30…

(2.26.17) The Cointelegraph: What Drives Daimler, Airbus, Sany Towards Blockchain and Hyperledger

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The Hyperledger project hosted by the Linux Foundation has announced that Daimler AG has joined the collaborative project as a premier member. Daimler is one of the largest producers of…

(2.22.17) JAXenter: Brian Behlendorf explains the DevOps of Blockchain

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JAXenter: Hyperledger is one year old. What are the most important accomplishments so far? Brian Behlendorf: At the end of January, Hyperledger has seen 3,821 commits made by 119 contributors…

(2.22.17) Banking Innovation: Blockchain Is Coming to the Auto Industry, and Not Just for Financing

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Hyperledger Project – the cross-industry effort for the advancement of blockchain technology – enlisted a new member, but it’s not your usual bank or tech firm this time. More here.

(2.22.17) Computer Business Review: IBM links up with asset manager to bring blockchain to private equity market

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IBM has joined up with asset manager Northern Trust Corporation to bring blockchain technology to the private equity market. The initiative is in response to the low level of innovation…

(2.22.17) Reuters: Northern Trust uses blockchain for private equity record-keeping

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Feb 22 Northern Trust Corp has deployed a new blockchain-based system built with International Business Machines Corp to record information on transactions involving private equity funds, in one of the…

(2.22.17) ZDNet: IBM, Northern Trust partner on financial security blockchain tech

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IBM and Northern Trust have inked a deal to develop blockchain technology to improve the management of private equity funds and services. The partnership, announced on Wednesday, is “the first…

(2.22.17) CoinDesk: Northern Trust Goes Live With IBM-Powered Private Equities Blockchain

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Northern Trust revealed today it has been discreetly running what may be the world’s first functioning private equities blockchain. Custom built for Switzerland-based management firm Unigestion, the platform was co-developed by…

(2.22.17) Distributed: Digital Asset’s Blythe Masters Discusses Hyperledger and Blockchain Collaboration

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Given her experience, Masters has a firm grasp on how the technology is poised to change the way in which the financial services industry operates to make it more efficient,…

(2.22.17) Coinspeaker: Daimler AG Joins Hyperledger Project as Premier Member

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Daimler AG, one of the world’s most successful automotive companies, has joined the Hyperledger Project as a Premier member. Jonas von Malottki, Head of the Department for Finance and Controlling…

(2.22.17) Finance Magnates: Hyperledger Project Adds Daimler AG as Latest Member

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Hyperledger Project, a collaboration creating an enterprise grade, open source blockchain framework and code base, has announced the inclusion of Daimler AG as its newest member of the initiative, according…

(2.22.17) EconoTimes: German automobile giant Daimler AG joins Hyperledger blockchain project as premier member

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The Hyperledger Project, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, has gained Daimler AG, one of the world’s successful producers and manufacturers of finest vehicles, as its premium…

(2.22.17) IBS Intelligence: Daimler signs on with Hyperledger Project

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German automotive company Daimler AG, the second-largest truck manufacturer in the world, has joined the Hyperledger Project as a premium member. The firm plans to “systematically optimise its core businesses”…

(2.22.17) CoinDesk: New Ethereum Blockchain Consortium Could Run on Experimental Tech

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An enterprise consortium is exploring the possibility of using blockchain-based governance technology to help its members vote on various measures. According to sources, the newly formed Enterprise Ethereum group is considering…

(2.21.17) AllCoinsNews: Daimler AG Joins Hyperledger as Premier Member

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Hyperledger Project, the collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, has announced that Daimler AG has joined the project as a Premier member. Daimler’s focus is on future-oriented topics…

(2.21.17) CryptoCoinsNews: Mercedes Benz Maker Daimler Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Project as Premium Member

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German automaker and multinational Daimler AG has joined the open-source blockchain working group, the Hyperledger Project. Daimler AG, the parent company behind one of the world’s most recognizable brands in…

(2.21.17) CoinDesk: Automaker Daimler AG Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Project

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Daimler AG, the parent company of luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz, has joined the Linux Foundation led Hyperledger project. The firm announced today that it had joined up with the initiative. Daimler is the second high-profile…

(2.21.17) Connections Podcast: Podcast: Blockchain and Hyperledger with Brian Behlendorf

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I sat down with Brian Behlendorf, the executive director of the Hyperledger project, while I was out at Lake Tahoe for the Open Source Leadership Summit last week. The Hyperledger project…

(2.18.17) CoinDesk: Can Blockchain Make Music Great Again?

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Blockchain technology can’t write songs or play instruments – at least not yet. But, it might be able to ensure that those who do get the proper credit and compensation, a problem…

(2.14.17) Blockchain News: Hyperledger Blockchain Turns One – Director Brian Behlendorf Updates

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Today is the first day of the invite-only Lake Tahoe based Linux Foundation’s Open Source Leadership Summit, where Executive Director, Brian Behlendorf is to give an update to the community on Hyperledger,…

(2.14.17) Banking Innovation: 12 Coolest Brands in Banking 2017

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What Amazon did with “Just Walk Out” stores was cool. Snap’s Spectacles – also interesting. Some may argue  that Pokemon Go had a good run too. Those innovations may seem…

(2.10.17) Wall Street Journal: Hong Kong Regulator Joins R3 for Blockchain Tests

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A key regulator of Hong Kong’s financial markets has joined the R3 CEV blockchain group. The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission is working with R3’s member banks and technology…

(2.10.17) Health Data Management: 3 emerging technologies that will impact healthcare

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If you read my previous article concerning the progress we have made in health information technology adoption and the development of digital health tools, yo. I believe we have made…

(2.9.17) Fortune: Accenture Just Made It Far Easier For Businesses to Say ‘Yes’ to Blockchain

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Accenture has developed software to help secure blockchains for businesses. The consulting firm on Wednesday debuted a system that integrates the technology, also called distributed ledger tech, with hardware security…

(2.8.17) Banking Technology: Accenture debuts blockchain security for large-scale enterprise IT

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Accenture has unveiled a patent-pending solution for blockchain to integrate with industrial-grade security systems that support sectors including financial services. The solution creates an interface between emerging blockchain platforms and…

(2.8.17) CoinDesk: Accenture Unveils Hardware Solution for Blockchain Private Keys

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Accenture has debuted a new blockchain-focused hardware solution for storing private keys. The professional services firm partnered with Thales, a French company that works in the fields of cyber security, aerospace…

(2.8.17) International Business Times: Accenture and Thales unveil hardware security solution for blockchains

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Professional services firm Accenture has teamed up with technology provider Thales to produce patent-pending Hardware Security Modules to securely integrate blockchains into financial services, healthcare and government. The solution, which…

(2.8.17) Blockchain News: Tiana Laurence — Hyperledger, the Blockchain, and the Future Of The Digital World

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The Blockchain industry was created nearly a decade ago, and in that time, numerous industry players have evolved the scalability and functionality of the platform. Much of the industry has…

(2.8.17) Reuters: Accenture beefs up blockchain security

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Accenture Plc has developed new technology that it says can help make blockchain applications more secure and could speed up their deployment in sectors such as finance. The professional services…

(2.6.17) PC Magazine: Blockchain: The Invisible Technology That’s Changing the World

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Blockchain isn’t a household buzzword, like the cloud or the Internet of Things. It’s not an in-your-face innovation you can see and touch as easily as a smartphone or a…

(2.6.17) Quartz: Globalization failed too many people. Here’s the technology that could help it work for everyone

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Last month, global leaders in business, government, media, and technology made their annual pilgrimage to Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum’s annual event. The tranquil mountains surrounding the city…

(2.3.17) The Merkle: 4 Blockchain Consortia to look out for

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Quite a few different blockchain “alliances” have been formed over the past few years. Distributed ledger technology is of keen interest to enterprises all over the world, even though the…

(2.3.17) Diginomica: Enterprise blockchain update – Acronis Notary goes live, Hyperledger gains enthusiasts

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I wasn’t surprised to hear Acumatica CEO Jon Roskill mention blockchain from the keynote stage. Brian Sommer and I joked afterwards on a podcast taping that we’ll be seeing plenty…

(2.2.17) CoinDesk: Construct 2017: Experts Ask ‘How Long Until Private Ledgers Go Live?

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Private blockchains are on the cusp of leaving the laboratory and heading to the real world. At least, that’s according to bold predictions from some of the Linux Foundation-led Hyperledger projects’s…

(1.31.17) PYMTS.com: American Express Named Premier Member Of Hyperledger Project

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Hyperledger Project, a group created to advance blockchain technology, announced on Monday (Jan. 30) that American Express has joined the group as a Premier Member. In a report, Hyperledger Project said…

(1.31.17) EconoTimes: American Express joins Hyperledger blockchain project as premier member

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A collaborating cross-industry blockchain effort Hyperledger Project has welcomed American Express (AmEx) as its premier member. The American multinational financial services corporation will be joining other consortium members in contributing…

(1.30.17) Cyptocoinsews.com: American Express Wants “Full Advantage of Blockchain”, Joins Open-Source Hyperledger Project

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Credit card giant American Express has joined the Linux Foundation-led open-source cross-industry blockchain working group, the Hyperledger Project. In yet another noted example of the traditional financial services industry turning…

(1.30.17) Bloomberg: AmEx Joins JPMorgan, IBM in Hyperledger Blockchain Effort

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American Express Co. is elbowing its way into the crowded blockchain party. The biggest credit-card issuer by purchases has signed on to the Hyperledger Project, a industry group of more than 100…

(1.30.17) IBS Intelligence: AmEx onboard with Hyperledger Project

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Hyperledger Project, the developer of an open standard for distributed ledgers that’s backed by the likes of IBM and J.P. Morgan, has signed up American Express as a Premier member….

(1.30.17) Finance Magnates: American Express “Looking to Take Full Advantage of Blockchain”

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Another strong backer from the established financial order has revealed its commitment to adopting blockchain technology. Credit card giant American Express (NYSE:AXP) has joined the Hyperledger Project – a collaboration of more…

(1.27.17) International Business Times: Hyperledger Project reflects on blockchain politics

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Like any community, the blockchain world is also a political arena. Powerful consortia have emerged in a race to production, licencing spats occur and there’s even a risk that patent…

(1.26.17) PYMTS.com: Riding The Blockchain Train, Together

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Blockchain … Two words, packed into one, and surrounded by endless speculative swirl, complicating its use cases. For this month’s Developer Tracker feature story, PYMNTS caught up with Brian Behlendorf,…

(1.26.17) Finextra: Blockchain: accelerated activity in trade finance

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Last year August I wrote a blog on blockchain and trade finance. There I described the various pilots and plans for using this technology in the trade space. In that…

(1.26.17) Blockchain News: Deutsche Börse Presents Blockchain Concept for Risk Free Cash Transfer

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Deutsche Börse Group has developed a concept for riskless transfer of commercial bank money via an infrastructure based on distributed ledger technology (DLT). By combining Blockchain technology with its proven…

(1.25.17) Datamation: 10 Things You Should Know about Blockchain

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If you read technology publications, blogs and analyst reports on a regular basis, you’ve undoubtedly come across some mentions of blockchain technology. Many experts say blockchain could revolutionize the way…

(1.24.17) Coinspeaker: Deloitte is Officially Launching Blockchain Lab in Dublin

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Deloitte has unveiled the launch of new EMEA blockchain lab at Whitaker Court in Dublin’s “Silicon Docks” district among neighbours including Google, Facebook and others. Initially, 25 blockchain developers and…

(1.24.17) Banking Technology: Deutsche Börse goes blockchain for cash transfers

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By combining blockchain with its post-trade infrastructure, Deutsche Börse says the same as everyone else – such as it will “achieve efficiencies” and will investigate “possible new business opportunities”. More…

(1.24.17) CoinDesk: Deutsche Börse Unveils Bank Transfer Blockchain Project

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Market operator Deutsche Börse has unveiled a new blockchain proof-of-concept focused on commercial bank cash transfers. Dubbed ‘CollCo’ (for ‘collateralized coin’), the project is designed to work in conjunction with Eurex Clearing,…

(1.19.17) CoinDesk: Hyperledger Adds ‘Cello’ Blockchain Deployment Tool to Its Arsenal

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The Linux Foundation-led Hyperledger initiative has added a new blockchain deployment tool to its growing pool of projects. Dubbed ‘Cello’, the project is intended to establish a means for “creating, managing, and terminating…

(1.12.17) Blockchain News: SWIFT launches Blockchain Proof of Concept In Hyperledger

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SWIFT has just announced the launch of a Proof of Concept (PoC) to explore whether Blockchain or Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) can be used by banks to improve the reconciliation…

(1.5.17) CryptoCoinsNews: Hyperledger Blockchain Project Announces ‘Technical Working Group China’ Following Strong Interest

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The Hyperledger Project, a cross-industry collaborative effort to study, develop and implement open-source blockchain solutions and standards has set up a working group as an extended arm in China. More…

(1.5.17) EconoTimes: Blockchain project Hyperledger establishes Technical Working Group China

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Hyperledger, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced the launch of a Technical Working Group China (TWG China) in order to foster a strong relationship between the…

(1.3.17) International Business Times: India’s Yes Bank announces blockchain implementations with IBM and Hyperledger

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Mumbai-based Yes Bank, India’s fifth largest private sector bank, has completed a number of blockchain implementations involving the IBM Hyperledger fabric to support vendor financing for its client Bajaj Electricals….

(12.30.16) Coinspeaker: Blockchain Project Hyperledger Wraps Up 2016 by Welcoming 8 New Members

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Hyperledger Project, a collaborative effort created to adopt blockchain technology for business aims, has attracted eight members to join the project. The new participants are CA Technologies, Factom Foundation, Hashed…

(12.30.16) AllCoinNews: Eight New Members Join Hyperledger

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Hyperledger Project, the collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, has announced that eight new members have joined the project to help create an open standard for distributed ledgers…

(12.30.16) Econotimes: Hyperledger blockchain project ends 2016 with 8 new members

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With the countdown to the New Year just about to begin, the cross-industry blockchain initiative Hyperledger Project has announced the addition of eight new members to the project. Last month,…

(12.29.16) SMNweekly: Hyperledger Project welcomes 8 new members

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Hyperledger Project, the cross-industry collaborative project led by the Linux Foundation whose goal is to develop and advance the blockchain technology, announced it has welcomed eight new members from the…

(12.29.16) CoinDesk: Hyperledger Adds 8 More Members to End 2016

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Open-source, business blockchain consortium Hyperledger has announced that eight new members have joined its ranks. More here.

(12.13.16) CIO: Top 3 blockchain-based healthcare companies to watch in 2017

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Game theory is the science of strategy. A branch of mathematics and economics that explores strategic situations across multiple stakeholders with different goals, whose actions can affect one another. Pioneering…

(12.13.16) CoinDesk: Blythe Masters Talks ‘Tipping Point’ for Business Blockchain Adoption

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Blythe Masters may be helping to lead an industry-wide shift in the development of blockchain tech, but that doesn’t mean her startup isn’t experiencing its own changes as well. No longer…

(12.13.16) The New Stack: Blockchain Hyperledger Project Generates Interest in the Enterprise

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In its first year, the Hyperledger Project has grown to 100 participating members, as more companies sign on to explore the commercial uses of the blockchaindistributed data store technology. More here.

(12.5.16) CoinDesk: The Blockchain Milestone You May Have Missed

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Amidst the fanfare of the release of R3’s Corda distributed ledger code, another milestone slipped by almost unnoticed – Hyperledger surpassed 100 members. On its own, the news isn’t that…

(12.2.16) OSTATIC: Will Patent Wars Bog Down the Blockchain Movement?

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As we’ve reported, if you ask some people, they’ll tell you that the concept of the Blockchain is as dramatic as the creation of the Internet. A continuously growing group…

(11.30.16) Bitcoin Magazine: Hyperledger Project Hits 100 Members With Addition of China’s SinoLending, Gingkoo, ZhongChao

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Hyperledger Project, an open source blockchain initiative hosted by the Linux Foundation, has hit a major milestone of 100 active members. Several new members from China have joined the project,…

(11.30.16) Blockchain News: Hyperledger and Chamber of Digital Commerce Team Up to Create Blockchain Policy

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Washington DC based Chamber of Digital Commerce, a US trade association representing the Blockchain industry has teamed up with the open source Blockchain Hyperledger project managed by the Linux Foundation to…

(11.30.16) Fortune: R3 Blockchain Opens to All

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Financial technology firm R3 CEV is the latest upstart to lift the veil on its blockchain, a kind of distributed ledger that may revamp banks’ back offices with modernized software….

(11.30.16) Finance Magnates: R3 Consortium Open-Sources its Corda Blockchain Platform

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R3 has just made its Corda distributed ledger platform open source, granting the developers access to its source code to encourage collaboration, review and contribution to the platform. This news comes at…

(11.30.16) CoinDesk: R3 Releases Code for Distributed Ledger Tech Corda

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R3CEV, the startup behind the world’s largest banking consortium focused on distributed ledger applications, has made the code for its Corda platform freely available. More here.

(11.30.16) Finextra: Hyperledger hits 100-member milestone

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Six new organizations have joined the project to help create an open standard for distributed ledgers for a new generation of transactional applications. More here.

(11.30.16) CoinDesk: Hyperledger Blockchain Project Passes 100-Member Milestone

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The Hyperledger project has added six new organizations to its ranks, bringing the total number of members in the year-old blockchain project to more than 100. More here.

(11.29.16) International Business Times: Chamber of Digital Commerce and Hyperledger Project Join up for Advocacy and Education

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The Washington DC-based Chamber of Digital Commerce and open source blockchain collaboration the Hyperledger Project, have joined forces to promote the understanding, acceptance and use of digital assets and blockchain-based…

(11.23.16) American Banker: Will Open Source Drive Blockchain Interoperability?

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Blockchain technology matured a lot this year. Sure, it’s still unclear why banks should use it — needs vary by company. But it is clear blockchains provide more value if…

(11.11.16) Finextra: Plugging blockchain into a 40 year tradition

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Brian Bellendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger, talks about what’s needed to raise the floor around blockchain technology in financial services, how blockchain fits with existing common technology platforms in the industry,…

(11.10.16) CoinDesk: Hyperledger’s Next Act: A Blockchain Bridge to China

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If blockchain is done right, borders will begin to disappear. Immutable, shared ledgers of transactions and goods could come to serve as a reminder that everything we grow, build, buy…

(11.7.16) Wall Street Journal: How Blockchain will save your life

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Until the mid-1990s, the internet was little more than an arcane set of technical standards used by academics. Few predicted the profound effect it would have on society. Today, blockchain—the…

(11.7.16) CoinDesk: Digital Asset Targets World’s Biggest Banks With New Blockchain Tech

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Digital Asset Holdings has revealed new blockchain technology it believes could one day connect the world’s most important financial institutions. Instead of a single “full stack” of its own applications,…

(11.3.16) Forbes: The Rise Of Blockchain, Hackathons & The ‘Hackonomy’

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Early this October, Intel and IBM clashed head to head at the first Hyperledger Hackathon held at ABN AMRO in Amsterdam for dominance in the blockchain distributed ledger space. Few…

(11.1.16) CoinDesk: Hyperledger Eyes Mobile Blockchain Apps With ‘Iroha’ Project

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A blockchain project developed by several Japanese firms including by startup Soramitsu and IT giant Hitachi has been accepted into the Hyperledger blockchain initiative. More here

(11.1.16) MIT Technology Review: Web Pioneer Tries to Incubate a Second Digital Revolution

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Brian Behlendorf knows it’s a cliché for veteran technologists like himself to argue that society could be run much better if we just had the right software. He believes it…

(10.31.16) CoinDesk: 3 Reasons Hyperledger Has Blockchain’s Best Development Model

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The nascent business-to-business permissioned ledger industry is moving rapidly from pilots to real product development and deployment. But as this novel application space opens up, it is important for technologists…

(10.26.16) CoinDesk: ABN Amro Partners With Dutch University on Blockchain Projects

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A prominent bank in the Netherlands is working with a local university to develop a series of blockchain prototypes. More here 

(10.24.16) Fortune: Visa’s Blockchain Bet Opens Up to Developers

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Banks and financial firms have been tinkering for the past few years with the code that powers cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, with the intention of potentially overhauling their moldering infrastructure….

(10.24.16) CoinDesk: Huawei Joins Hyperledger as Blockchain Group Adds 10 Members

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Smartphone giant Huawei is now supporting the Hyperledger blockchain project. The Linux Foundation-led blockchain effort added 10 new members to its network today, bringing its total number of backers to…

(10.21.16) CoinDesk: IBM, SBI to Test Blockchain Bond Trading

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IBM is working with a Japanese securities firm on a new blockchain pilot focused on developing the foundations for a next-generation bond trading system. More here

(10.20.16) Reuters: Exclusive: Blockchain platform developed by banks to be open-source

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A blockchain platform developed by a group that includes more than 70 of the world’s biggest financial institutions is making its code publicly available, in what could become the industry…

(10.19.16) CIO.com: Can blockchain make food safer in China?

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IBM, in conjunction with global retailer Walmart and Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, is harnessing blockchain technology to bring safer food to the table in China. More here

(10.19.16) CoinDesk: Walmart Blockchain Pilot Aims to Make China’s Pork Market Safer

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Walmart has developed a blockchain pilot focused on China’s massive pork industry supply chain. Built in collaboration with IBM More here

(10.18.16) Quartz: Blockchain technology can help save the lives of millions of refugees by giving them a verified identity

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What if you had no proof of who you are? What would you do when the bank manager asked for ID when you tried to open an account or when…

(10.14.16) CIO.com: How blockchain can benefit IT outsourcing providers

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Earlier this month IBM and its customer Bank of Tokyo announced that they would begin piloting blockchain technology to automate business transactions between the two companies. The joint experiment is…

(10.14.16) CoinDesk: The Russian Government is Testing Blockchain for Document Storage

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An anti-trust agency within the Russian government is testing a blockchain-based document management system. Read more

(10.14.16) Information Age: The Business of Blockchain

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Along with the all the hype of Blockchain, however, comes a healthy dose of the scepticism and wariness that generally accompanies all new technology releases. Read more

(10.13.16) Go Distributed: The Hyperledger Project Continues to Grow Rapidly; Executive Director Brian Behlendorf Elaborates on Strategy and Goals

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The Hyperledger Project, a collaborative cross-industry effort to advance blockchain technology led by The Linux Foundation, continues to announce new organizations joining the project to help create an open standard…

(10.7.16) eWeek: Hyperledger Blockchain Project Is Not About Bitcoin

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The technology concept of blockchain gained notoriety due to the rise of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, but blockchain has much wider implications and uses, according to Brian Behlendorf, executive director of…

(10.6.16) The Register: Hyperledger chain gang man explains Penguins’ blockchain play

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LinuxCon, Berlin Jim Zemlin raises an eyebrow when I say Hyperledger is rather outside Linux Foundation’s usual domain, being a bit, er, consumery. Read more

(10.3.16) Waters Technology: Plugging Away: Embracing Open Standards

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Arriving at my hotel in Geneva for Sibos last week—urgently needing to charge my phone, check my email and style my hair—I realized that I had brought the wrong electrical…

(10.3.16) Blockchain News: Hyperledger Plans Blockchain Healthcare Group

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Today, Hyperledger is announcing the formation of the Hyperledger Healthcare Working Group (HLHC Working Group). Health data sharing, like much of health IT, has traditionally lagged other industries in adoption…

(10.3.16) CoinDesk: Hyperledger Launches Blockchain Working Group for Healthcare

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Hyperledger today announced the formation of a new working group focused on blockchain applications in the healthcare space. Read more

(9.30.16) Blockchain News: Russian Bank Sberbank Joins Open Source Blockchain Hyperledger Project

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Sberbank and the Linux Foundation have entered into an agreement on the bank’s participation in the Hyperledger Project. Read more

(9.30.16) Wall Street Journal: The Morning Download: Google Makes New Effort to Court Teams of Workers

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Sign up here for The Morning Download, and get the most important news in business technology emailed to you each weekday morning. Good morning. Google has long focused on individual…

(9.29.16) AllCoinsNews: Soramitsu Proposes Iroha to the Hyperledger Project

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Soramitsu Co., Ltd. has announced the open sourcing and proposal of a blockchain platform called ‘Iroha’ to the Hyperledger Project, an open source Linux Foundation collaborative project for the enhancement…

(9.29.16) Banking Technology: Sberbank goes blockchain with Hyperledger Project

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The deal was signed at Sibos and Lev Khasis, first deputy chairman of the executive board of Sberbank, (pictured left) said the new development with Hyperledger, and its open source…

(9.29.16) Wall Street Journal: UBS To Build Blockchain-Based Trade Finance System

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UBS Group AG, after experimenting with blockchain technology for about two years, plans to build a trade finance system that uses distributed ledgers to streamline import-export transactions globally. Working with…

(9.28.16) American Banker: Banks Will Start Actually Using Blockchain Next Year: IBM Report

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For banks eyeing blockchain technology, 2016 has been the year of tests, trials and proofs of concept. By this time next year, however, some 15% of them could be running…

(9.28.16) Enterprise Times: CLS uses Hyperledger for FX

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Geneva-based CLS is to build a Foreign Exchange (FX) payment netting service using Hyperledger Fabric. CLS is one of the founding members of the open source Hyperledger project which takes…

(9.28.16) Forbes: IBM’s Ginni Rometty Tells Bankers Not To Rest On Their Digital Laurels

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Just when bankers were beginning to understand what it will mean to become digital, IBM’s CEO told them that’s become a new minimum — the next step is cognitive computing….

(9.26.16) Wall Street Journal: Blockchain Gets a Push in Shanghai: ‘A Shared Version of the Truth’

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Huddle several hundred bankers, regulators and geeks into a hotel and you’ll hear how the technology that underpins the internet currency bitcoin is on the brink of changing how the…

(9.26.16) CoinDesk: Hyperledger Adds to Blockchain Group in Time for Sibos

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Blockchain consortium Hyperledger today revealed five new members have joined its cross-industry platform. Read more

(9.23.16) International Business Times: Hyperledger Project: ‘We want to work with unpermissioned currency-based chains’

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Perhaps the pendulum of opinion is swinging back in favour of public blockchains, as opposed to the myopic fervour for private distributed ledger deployments put about by financial institutions and…

(9.19.16) CoinDesk: Hyperledger Director Draws Dividing Line With ‘Umbrella’ Statement

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Brian Behlendorf has made a living out of helping others play well together — and his work with blockchain group Hyperledger builds on this expertise. Read more

(9.14.16) Forbes: The Muskoka Group Marks a Line in the Sand for Blockchain Stewardship

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Blockchain is a radical and disruptive technology, at our service for another kick at the can—to transform the economic power grid and the old order of human affairs for the…

(9.12.16) Finextra: Blockchain and Hyperledger Project: beyond the hype

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Who is not yet convinced of the potential of blockchain? Here is another example showing blockchain is beyond the hype. Early September, the Hyperledger Project, a collaborative cross-industry effort to…

(9.8.16) Windows IT Pro: Wrapping Your Head Around Private Blockchains

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Anyone trying to understand the business potential of blockchains, which are being advertised as the up-and-coming next “greatest thing,” might want to take a look at how the technology is…

(9.7.16) BitCoin Magazine: Global Blockchain Summit in Shanghai: “Uniting the Networks” of Blockchain Technology

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The second Global Blockchain Summit and International Blockchain Week in Shanghai will take place from September 19-24, 2016, a combined Wanxiang Blockchain Labs and Ethereum Devcon presentation. Read more

(9.5.16) BitCoin Magazine: Hyperledger’s Executive Director Brian Behlendorf on Strategy, Goals and Growth

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The Hyperledger Project, a collaborative cross-industry effort to advance blockchain technology led by The Linux Foundation,announced that 17 new organizations have joined to help create an open standard for distributed ledgers for…

(8.31.16) EconoTimes: Samsung SDS, Netki and 15 other organizations join Hyperledger blockchain project

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Seventeen new organizations have joined Hyperledger Project, to help create an open standard for distributed ledgers for a new generation of transactional applications. With this, the project has surpassed 80 members….

(8.30.16) CoinDesk: Hyperledger Blockchain Project Adds 17 New Members

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An affiliate of global electronics giant Samsung is among 17 new members to join the Hyperledger blockchain project. Read more. 

(8.18.16) CoinDesk: Plane Maker Airbus Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Project

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French airplane manufacturer Airbus has officially joined the Hyperledger Project, the Linux Foundation-led blockchain initiative. The Toulouse-based manufacturer, which last yearbeat Boeing to sell more than 1,000 aircraft, is expected to “actively contribute”…

(8.16.16) CoinDesk: Hyperledger Tests Open Strategy With First Blockchain Explorer

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Business blockchain consortium Hyperledger is now building an open-source tool that will let anyone explore the distributed ledger projects being created by its members. Originally conceived by an intern at…

(8.12.16) CoinDesk: Hyperledger Blockchain Project to Elect New Tech Committee

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Election season has begun for the Hyperledger project, the open-source, Linux Foundation-led blockchain initiative. The project is preparing to elect a new technical steering committee (TSC) as well as a new chairperson for…

(8.11.16) WIRED: Open Source Won. So, Now What?

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THE GOVERNMENT IS now a little more open. This week, the White House released its first official federal source code policy, detailing a pilot program that requires government agencies to release 20…

(7.27.16) Datamation: Why Blockchain Matters

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Blockchain offer opportunities for cost reduction and innovation, and some view it as having the potential to become the business equivalent of cloud computing. If your familiarity with Bitcoin and Blockchain…

(7.6.16) IT World Canada: Why Hyperledger wants to be the ‘Linux of blockchain’

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Blockchain technology offers many different benefits to enterprise developers — but there’s no cross-industry open standard for how to develop it. That makes it difficult for vendors and CIO customers to place…

(7.6.16) Telehealth and Medicine Today: Designing Decentralized Ledger Technology for Electronic Health Records

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It is useful to examine an open source project that is creating a distributed ledger for cross-industry use-cases. The Hyperledger Project is a new initiative under the umbrella of Linux…

(7.6.16) CryptoCoinNews.com: The Hyperledger Blockchain Project Sees 7 new Members

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The Hyperledger Project, an open-source cross-industry endeavor focused on blockchain technology and led by the Linux Foundation will see seven new members. In an announcement today, the Hyperledger Project revealed seven new…

(7.6.16) Fortune: Can IBM Really Make a Business Out of Blockchain?

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The company is saying all the right things. You can mark 2016 as the year “blockchain” became a buzzword. It’s not as hollow as “cloud,” which marketers have rendered almost meaningless….

(7.6.16) BitCoin Magazine: Hyperledger Global Expansion Adds Seven New Members to Blockchain Initiative

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The Hyperledger Project, led by the Linux Foundation and aimed at the development of an enterprise-grade, open source distributed ledger framework and codebase, recently announced that seven new members have joined the…

(6.1.16) MarketsMedia: Hyperledger Work on Its Open-Source Footing

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Taking a bootstrapped initiative to a healthy open-source project is difficult. But when there’s only approximately 100 developers in the world that have a deep understanding of the technology, such…

(5.26.16) EconoTimes: Hyperledger Project Executive Director to keynote blockchain conference ‘Distributed: Trade’

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According to latest announcement, Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project, will be delivering a keynote address at the upcoming ‘Distributed: Trade’ – the first global conference event focusing…

(5.23.16) OSTATIC: Key Blockchain Project Adds Numerous New Leaders

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As we’ve reported, if you ask some people, they’ll tell you that the concept of the Blockchain is as dramatic as the creation of the Internet. A continuously growing group of top…

(5.19.16) NewsWeek: Bitcoin goes corporate, or at least the blockchain does

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“The back office in financial services is finally sexy again,” says Jim Zemlin, the executive director of the Linux Foundation. It’s not often you hear “back office” and “sexy” in the…

(5.19.16) CoinDesk: Apache Foundation Founder Named Hyperledger Executive Director

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There’s a new man in charge of the Hyperledger Project, a group of more that 30 companies working together to build an open standard for distributed ledgers across industries. Announced today,…

(5.19.16) Bloomberg: Internet Heavyweight Joins Open-Source Blockchain Consortium

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The Hyperledger Project, the developer of blockchain software that’s backed by IBM, Wells Fargo & Co. and other titans of technology and finance, has a new leader. The group has hired Brian…

Forbes – How Businesses And Governments Can Capitalize On Blockchain

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The emergent technology blockchain has been roiling the technology and financial services industries for months, and, now, people in other industries and government agencies are asking questions about it. I’m convinced that…

JPMorgan Unveils ‘Juno’ Project at Hyperledger Blockchain Meeting

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JPMorgan has unveiled what it calls a “distributed cryptoledger”, presented during this week’s meeting of the technical steering committee for the Linux Foundation-led open-source Hyperledger Project. Read more

WIRED – Why Wall Street Is Embracing The Blockchain — Its Biggest Threat

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Just before Christmas, Overstock.com and its free-thinking CEO, Patrick Byrne, announced that the Securities and Exchange Commission had approved its plan to issue stock over the blockchain, the vast online ledger…

App Developer Magazine – Hyperledger Project Moves Forward Open Source Blockchain Digital Technology

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The folks at the Linux Foundation have been really busy lately as they continue to launch new collaborative projects. The latest is the Hyperledger Project, an open source project to…

Banking Technology – Hyperledger gains 11 major players in blockchain initiative

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The Linux Foundation, a non-profit organisation geared to promoting open source technology has announced 30 members from across the finance and technology industries have joined its new Hyperledger Project. Read…

Econotimes – Hyperledger Project Grows To 30 Members; Announces Governance Structure And Other Updates

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The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, announced on Tuesday the members, open governance structure and technical updates to the new Hyperledger Project that was announced at the…

Bitcoin Magazine – Hyperledger Project Looks at Options to Build Blockchain Technology with IBM, DTCC, SWIFT, and Others

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Earlier this week Bitcoin Magazine reported that the Linux Foundation announced technical updates to the new Hyperledger Project, a formal open governance structure, as well as new members from across the industry. Read More

Coinspeaker – Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project Announces New Members and Code Proposals

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The Linux Foundation, a non-profit organization providing tools, training and events to scale open source projects, has announced new members to the Hyperledger Project. The Linux Foundation was launched in 2000 and…

CryptoCoins News – Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Blockchain Project Reveals Code Proposals & New Members

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The Hyperledger Project was an announcement that came as a surprise when first revealed. It emerged as a high-profile undertaking of a blockchain project that took its cues from the distributed ledger technology powering…

Financial News – Another day, another blockchain consortium update – this time from the Hyperledger Project

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In February 9, open source organisation The Linux Foundation revealed it had added new institutions as participants in its blockchain initiative. And less than week ago, the blockchain startup led by Blythe Masters said…

International Business Times — Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project trumpets code contributions from across 30 founder members

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The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project, an open source blockchain working group, announced that it has received code contributions from across its 30 founding members, which will be reviewed by its…

Coindesk – Linux, IBM Share Bold Vision for Hyperledger Project, a Blockchain Fabric for Business

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No longer a group of thinkers and entrepreneurs on the fringe, the proponents of blockchain technology are growing in number, boosted by new attention from the media, financial institutions, professional services firms…

Wired – “Tech and Banking Giants Ditch Bitcoin for Their Own Blockchain”

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SEVERAL MAJOR COMPANIES from across both the technology and financial industries—including IBM, Intel, and Cisco as well as the London Stock Exchange Group and big-name banks JP Morgan, Wells Fargo,…

Fortune – “IBM, J.P. Morgan, and Others Build a New Blockchain for Business”

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IBM, Intel, J.P. Morgan and several other big banks are among those making a big bet on blockchain, the distributed transaction processing engine behind cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. The companies…

(12.15.15) PYMNTS.com: Big Banks Push Bitcoin Aside With Open Ledger Project

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Blockchain just got some major support from the big players who’ve been talking about how to leverage its power for most of the past year. This includes IBM, Intel, JPMorgan…