Hyperledger Welcomes 8 New Members Ahead of Consensus 2017

By May 22, 2017Announcements

Leading open blockchain initiative adds diverse set of members and reports strong community growth

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (May 22, 2017) Hyperledger, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced today at Consensus that eight new members have joined the project to help create an open standard for distributed ledgers for a new generation of transactional applications. Hyperledger now has 142 members, a 373 percent increase since the project was announced with 30 members in February of 2016.

“These new members have joined Hyperledger bringing a diverse set of skills at a crucial time,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “Consensus is a great platform for our members to set the stage and speak to what’s happening in our community, as production blockchain deployments increase. I look forward to working with these new companies to drive open blockchain technologies forward across industries.”

Hyperledger aims to enable organizations to build robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by creating an enterprise grade, open source distributed ledger framework and code base. It is a global collaboration including leaders in finance, banking, IoT, supply chain, manufacturing and technology. The latest members include: Alphapoint, Change Healthcare, CITIC, Clause Inc, Deloitte, Ernst & Young LLP, FZG360 Network Co. Ltd and Schroder Investment Management Limited.

New Member Quotes:

AlphaPoint

“At AlphaPoint we are committed to the open source community driving the blockchain and distributed ledger industry forward,” said Igor Telyatnikov, President and COO, AlphaPoint. “We are excited to officially join Hyperledger as contributing members and continue to help institutions deploy this exciting technology.”

Change Healthcare

“Blockchain is a promising and exciting new technology for secure online transactions,” said Aaron Symanski, CTO, Change Healthcare. “But it’s crucial that healthcare leaders step up to champion innovation to help take blockchain from its early implementations to tomorrow’s healthcare IT solutions. I look forward to collaborating with Hyperledger members to help develop an open, distributed ledger technology that makes secure and safe financial interoperability work better in healthcare and beyond.”

CITIC

“Joining Hyperledger is our first step to collaborate with international players in distributed ledger technology(DLT). DLT will bring a huge impact in our daily life and we look forward to working on this with current members,” said ZHU Gaoming, CFO, CITIC Group Corporation. “CITIC is China’s largest conglomerate and a constituent of the Hang Seng Index. Among our diverse global businesses, we focus primarily on financial services, resources and energy, manufacturing, engineering contracting and real estate. The short term goal is to use DLT to enhance our current business models and upgrade the existing technology; We welcome potential clients to Hyperledger.”

Clause, Inc

“The mission of Clause is to transition the world of legal contracting from a largely unintegrated static, paper-based, process to an integrated component of the increasingly data-driven business world,” said Peter Hunn, Clause. “Distributed ledger technology is one piece of the puzzle when it comes to the future of legal contracting. Being the only member in contract lifecycle management enables Clause to uniquely contribute to the goals of Hyperledger by bringing expertise and code that will advance distributed ledger technology in new directions. We’re looking forward to engaging more with the open source community, and leveraging existing and future Hyperledger projects in building the future of legal contracts.”

Deloitte

“As we are growing our blockchain activities and teams across the globe, the choice to join Hyperledger was clear,” said Eric Piscini, Global Blockchain Leader, Deloitte Consulting. “We are excited to actively participate in the open source community and drive the development of innovative blockchain solutions for our clients and the industry.”

EY

“Infusing blockchains that bring finance and operations together requires an approach that looks at finance, tax, audit, technology, and processes holistically, which has been a challenge to do,” said Paul Brody, EY Global Blockchain Leader. “We are delighted to join this project as Hyperledger will empower businesses to execute smart contracts and transact securely across the enterprise; embedding finance throughout the supply chain, sales and marketing and HR.”

FZG360 Network Co. Ltd

“We are thrilled to join the Hyperledger community and highly appreciate the opportunity to further explore the application of blockchain technology,” said Chen Jun, CTO, FZG360 Network Co. Ltd. “As a leading real-estate portal and trading platform, Fzg360 has entered the market of 60 cities in China, focusing on the marketing and trading of first-hand property, second-hand property and overseas property. We firmly believe that blockchain technology will have much wider use in the real-estate industry and are committed to enhance the application of the technology to a higher maturity level.”  

Hyperledger Community Growth:

To see a full list of member companies, visit: https://www.hyperledger.org/about/members. If you’re interested in joining Hyperledger as a member company, please visit: https://www.hyperledger.org/about/join

About Hyperledger

Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance blockchain technology by addressing important features for a cross-industry open standard for distributed ledgers. It is a global collaboration including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and Technology. The Linux Foundation hosts Hyperledger as a Collaborative Project under the foundation. To learn more, visit: https://www.hyperledger.org/.