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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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(9.1.17) Enterprise Times: Hyperledger membership analysis

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Investment in Hyperledger continues apace. New members join. In late August (2017), BTS, Oracle and Patientory joined an already large ‘club’ which has:

  • 19 premier members (including Accenture, Airbus, American Express, Change Healthcare, Cisco, CME Group, Deutsche Borse Group, Daimler, Digital Asset, DTCC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, JP Morgan, NEC, R3, SAP, and Wanda FFan Technology)
  • approximately 113 general members (approximately because not all are identifiable or have working web sites)
  • 18 Associate Members (which includes the Bank of England and The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston amongst their number).

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(9.1.17) Cointelegraph: Oracle Officially Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Project

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Technology giant Oracle has officially become a member of the Hyperledger project as of August 2017. Hyperledger is a Blockchain-based project led by the Linux Foundation. Oracle intends to utilize the Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain code as the platform for its new cloud-based service.

According to Oracle’s SVP for cloud platforms and middleware, Amit Zavery, the project is a vital component of their proposed Blockchain-based cloud platforms for commercial use.

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(8.30.17) AllCoinsNews: Hyperledger Continues to Grow With Addition of Three New Members

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Hyperledger, the open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, has revealed three new organizations which have joined the project. As a multi-project, multi-stakeholder effort, Hyperledger incubates eight business blockchain and distributed ledger technologies including Hyperledger Sawtooth, Hyperledger Fabric, Hyperledger Iroha and Hyperledger Indy, among others. The latest General members include BTS, Oracle, and The Patientory Foundation.

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