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Hyperledger Releases Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.0

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Second production-ready framework launched by The Linux Foundation’s open blockchain consortium

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (January 30, 2018) – Hyperledger, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced today the general availability of Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.0. Hosted by The Linux Foundation, Hyperledger Sawtooth is a modular platform for building, deploying, and running distributed ledgers. Hyperledger Sawtooth is the second active Hyperledger project to reach 1.0, following Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 in July 2017.

“We’re beyond excited to see not one, but two of Hyperledger’s active projects hit 1.0,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “This is a huge testament to the strong collaboration of our growing community – I look forward to seeing even more products and services being powered by Hyperledger Sawtooth later this year.”

Hyperledger Sawtooth is an open source distributed ledger framework and one of the nine business blockchain and distributed ledger technologies hosted by The Linux Foundation. Hyperledger Sawtooth delivers unique capabilities. A few examples are included below:

  • On-chain governance – Utilize smart contracts to vote on blockchain configuration settings such as the allowed participants and smart contracts.
  • Advanced transaction execution engine – Process transactions in parallel to accelerate block creation and validation.
  • Support for Ethereum – Run solidity smart contracts and integrate with Ethereum tooling.
  • Dynamic consensus – Upgrade or swap the blockchain consensus protocol on the fly as your network grows, enabling the integration of more scalable algorithms as they are available.
  • Broad language support – Program smart contracts in your preferred language, with support including Go, JavaScript, Python and more.

The efforts around Hyperledger Sawtooth have grown significantly; from the initial code contribution in April 2016, to Active status graduation in May 2017, to today’s version 1.0 availability. Hyperledger Sawtooth is supported by an active community: organizations including Amazon Web Services, Active Ticketing, Bitwise.io, Cloudsoft, Context Labs, Dot BC Media, Ericsson, Hacera, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Microsoft Azure, Monax, Open Music Initiative, PokitDok, R3, T-Mobile, Wind River and more than 50 engineers have contributed to the project. Additionally, Proof of Concepts (PoC’s) have been deployed to support multiple business cases including music and media content rights attribution, recording healthcare transactions, Know Your Customer (KYC) in financial services and others.

Hyperledger aims to create common distributed ledger technology that enables organizations to build and run robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions. The project has grown to more than 185 members since its inception, spanning various industries including finance, healthcare, the Internet of Things, credit card services, supply chain and aeronautics, among several others.

Community Quotes:

“Intel is committed to accelerating blockchain adoption through collaborations with industry thought leaders like Hyperledger and The Linux Foundation,” said Rick Echevarria, Vice President, Software and Services Group and General Manager, Platforms Security Division, Intel Corporation. “We are proud of our contributions and the advancements Hyperledger Sawtooth is making in privacy, security and scalability, which are critical enterprise requirements that will enable faster adoption of distributed ledger technology.” Learn more.

“It is exciting and gratifying to see the Hyperledger Sawtooth team publish their 1.0 release,” said Christopher Ferris, Chair of the Hyperledger Technical Steering Committee. “This release demonstrates that the ‘umbrella’ strategy, that Hyperledger has adopted, is working well and delivering on the promise of blockchain technologies for the enterprise.”

“The ticketing industry is crying out for security and immutable state with regards to ticket distribution to mitigate the growing nefarious agents that operate in this space,” said said Martin Vidler, Chief Technology Officer, Active Ticketing PLC. “Utilizing Hyperledger Sawtooth to create on-chain security, user reputation management and secure peer 2 peer transactions has shown that blockchain, focused and applied in the right way has massive benefits to both artists and consumers. We are proud to work in partnership with blockchain engineering specialists from Intel and other Hyperledger members, and this has made the Sawtooth Technology an integral part of Active’s proposition where this technology can benefit the live events industry.” Learn more.

“Our customers are looking to build scalable blockchain solutions for use cases across multiple industries,” said Matt Yanchyshyn, Director Solutions Architecture, Amazon Web Services. “Providing Sawtooth as a turn-key product running on Amazon Web Services (AWS) allows our customers to deploy their own blockchains in a matter of minutes, while reducing the time it takes to run blockchain-based solutions on AWS.” Learn more.

“Engaging with the Hyperledger Sawtooth team and technology has been an amazing experience from start to finish,” said Benji Rogers, Chief Executive Officer, dotBlockchain Media. “We are excited to continue the vital work of creating the global protocol and format for media, rights, identity, authority and communication with Sawtooth and Intel® Software Guard Extensions as its backbone.” Learn more.

“The release of Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.0 is a significant milestone for the Hyperledger community and the Enterprise Blockchain space, said Ram Jagadeesan, Distinguished Engineer and CTO of Blockchain at Cisco and Hyperledger Governing Board Member and Chair of Architecture Work Group. “At Cisco, we strongly believe in open source, standards and interoperability, and are excited to see the Sawtooth team reach this milestone and showcase the vibrant and diverse DLT ecosystem developing under the Hyperledger umbrella.” Learn more.

“Huawei welcomes the 1.0 release of Hyperledger Sawtooth,” said Stephen McNamara, Chief Architect Blockchain, Huawei. “Pushing the blockchain configuration onto the chain itself, the addition of “un-pluggable” consensus rules, and parallel transaction execution are all valuable additions to the platform. We look forward to trying it further now that the GA release is complete.” Learn more.

“Monax has very much enjoyed the pleasure of working with the Sawtooth team to bring flexible, fast, and secure blockchain technology into the real world,” said Casey Kuhlman, CEO, Monax. “Sawtooth’s design has allowed the team to leverage prior work from other Hyperledger projects embracing the essence of what the best open source projects are meant to do. We look forward to continuing to work together in driving forward the cutting edge of blockchain technology.” Learn more.

“The Open Music Initiative is proud to have selected Hyperledger Sawtooth as it’s reference platform,” said Panos A. Panay, Vice President, Innovation and Strategy, Berklee College of Music; co-founder Open Music Initiative. “Blockchain is developing to be a crucial technology for ensuring that creators and rights owners are appropriately identified and compensated across the entire value chain of the music industry. We are excited to see Sawtooth reach this milestone of maturity.” Learn more.

“As the first company to demonstrate a working solution of full hardware-based consensus and smart contract computation on blockchain, PokitDok relies on Hyperledger Sawtooth and The Linux Foundation to help us protect sensitive information, code, and data, while at the same time scaling these computational complexities,” said Ted Tanner Jr., Co-Founder and CTO, PokitDok. Learn more.

“Hyperledger Sawtooth is a unique blockchain platform because of its native integration with Intel® Software Guard Extensions. Another special feature is that smart contracts can be written in multiple programming languages including Java and Python,” said Shinam Arora, CEO, Primechain Technologies. “Primechain Technologies is working on developing a KYC system and a Financial Instrument Lifecycle Management solution on Hyperledger Sawtooth. We are also working on integrating Sawtooth in our blockchain appliance.” Learn more.

“As early partners on Hyperledger Sawtooth, we witnessed first-hand the innovative approach Intel takes to solving some of the mutual challenges faced by enterprise blockchain platforms,” said Todd McDonald, Co-Founder and Head of Partnerships, R3. “We are delighted to see them reach this milestone and look forward to continuing our work together.” Learn more.

“State Bank of India (SBI) is leveraging Hyperledger Sawtooth for our blockchain applications like Smart Contracts, KYC, AML, Consortium Lending, Reconciliation and others,” said Sudin Baraokar, IT Innovation Advisor to SBI. “SBI is working with PrimeChain Technologies and BankChain, an alliance of 30+ banks, in efforts to launch and deploy several production-ready Blockchain solutions in 2018.” Learn more.

“As the Un-carrier, T-Mobile approaches the wireless industry differently, from the customer experience to pushing the limits of the technologies that power our business and service,” said Warren McNeel, Senior Vice President, Digital Technology and Development, T-Mobile. “Using Hyperledger Sawtooth as a platform, the company created Sawtooth Hyper Directory as an Identity and Access Management (IAM) solution, and we’re excited to continue to develop new solutions on the platform that can help add value and functionality for both customers and our business.” Learn more.

“Given its potential benefits, the significance of blockchain has increasingly grown in recent times. The Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.0 platform can provide important infrastructure elements that enable the delivery of open commercial grade software components ledger for IoT devices,” said Michel Genard, General Manager, Operating Systems, Wind River. “Using this platform, it will be possible to track essential information about the open source in use, including security vulnerabilities, license compliance artifacts and cryptography technologies. We look forward to continuing our work with this project.” Learn more.

“Filament supports Hyperledger Sawtooth out of the box on our blockchain-native hardware, the Blocklet Chip™,” said Allison Clift-Jennings, CEO, Filament. “We currently have several Sawtooth IoT blockchain pilots underway that are designed to deliver trusted verification, interaction and full transaction capability in markets such as transportation and energy. Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.0 is the next step in enabling scalable and trusted distributed ledgers for these environments that need to physically trace assets and verify data in a blockchain.” Learn more.

“We are excited to collaborate with Intel to support Hyperledger Sawtooth through integration with the Coco Framework,” said Christine Avanessians, Principal Program Manager, Azure Blockchain. “Bringing the two technologies together will marry the benefits of the Sawtooth transaction processor model with the scalability and confidentiality capabilities of Coco.  In addition, our work around confidential computing on Azure will provide the ideal platform to seamlessly deploy enterprise grade blockchain solutions to address our customers’ business needs.”

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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/.

Hyperledger Kicks Off 2018 With 27 New Members

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Diverse set of new members includes leaders in healthcare, consulting, advertising, supply chain & technology

SAN FRANCISCO – (January 25, 2018) Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, announced today that 27 new organizations have joined. As a multi-project, multi-stakeholder effort, Hyperledger incubates nine business blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, including Hyperledger Fabric, Hyperledger Iroha, Hyperledger Indy, Hyperledger Burrow, Hyperledger Quilt and Hyperledger Sawtooth, among others.

“Growth in membership continues to exceed our expectations,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “2018 looks very promising for production deployments, and I think we’re just on the edge of this technology as part of a new Internet stack that will significantly impact the way we conduct business and society. We very much look forward to working with these new members.”

Hyperledger aims to enable organizations to build robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by creating enterprise grade, open source distributed ledger frameworks and code bases. It is a global collaboration of more than 185 organizations including leaders in finance, banking, IoT, supply chain, manufacturing and technology. The latest general members are: Aetna, Blockchain Training Alliance, 8base, Centra Tech, Dealer Market Exchange (DMX), Easy Visible Supply Chain Management, Elementrem, Eli Lilly & Company, Embleema, Filament, KrypC Corp, MetaX, PetroBloq, Pravici, PwC, Smartchains, Tencent Cloud, Thales, Turkcell, VitalHub Corp., and Ziggurat Technology.

Hyperledger supports an open community that values contributions and participation from various entities. As such, pre-approved non-profits, open source projects and government entities can join Hyperledger at no cost as Associate members. Associate members joining include: Infrachain, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania, Produce Marketing Association, Smart Dubai Office, University College London, and Vilnius Gediminas Technical University.

New member quotes:

Aetna

“Aetna looks forward to working with Hyperledger as a place to collaborate on the evolution of blockchain technology to understand firsthand the opportunities for corporate and healthcare industry adoption,” said Robert Samuel, Sr. Director, Enterprise Architecture Technology Strategy and Research.

Blockchain Training Alliance

“We are excited to join Hyperledger and develop future professionals through relevant, accessible, and comprehensive training. Delivering value that accelerates the Hyperledger community is our ultimate goal,” said Chad Decker, CEO, Blockchain Training Alliance. “We are dedicated to leading Hyperledger training efforts globally by promoting the highest standards of education and professional excellence that benefits both the learners and the Hyperledger Project.”

8base

“Joining Hyperledger is a significant step for 8base in making blockchain enterprise-ready and accelerating our customers’ journey to production,” said Albert Santalo, CEO, 8base. “Our commitment to Hyperledger will help enterprise-grade blockchain technology adoption and will enable 8base to innovate in the most demanding applications.”

Centra Tech

“Centra is thrilled and honored to be working with the Hyperledger community,” said Chase Zimmerman, Chief Marketing Officer, Centra Tech. “Our goal is to create a world connected to cryptocurrencies with our four core products including the Centra Wallet to store digital assets, the Centra Card to spend digital assets, as well as two soon to be released products and services – the Centra Marketplace to buy goods with digital assets and the cryptocurrency Centra Exchange platform to buy, sell and trade digital assets. We believe with our Centra team and the Hyperledger network that has been established, we are able to raise the stakes and reach new heights delivering the very best products and services available.”

Dealer Market Exchange

“Hyperledger is truly a unique group to work with. Our DMX Foundry team is right now forging the dealership model of tomorrow in blockchain. Being the leading open source collaborative effort advancing cross-industry blockchain technologies hosted by The Linux Foundation, we could not have entered a greater partnership opportunity,” said Jason Bennick, CEO and Co-Founder, Dealer Market Exchange. “Changing 100 years of industry habit and legacy technology will not be easy. We’re confident that with the business blockchain frameworks that Hyperledger provides, DMX will realize this change in earnest; migrating dealerships, manufacturers, and consumers well into the 21st century.”

Easy Visible Supply Chain Management

“Easy Visible is an early adopter of blockchain technology. Back to 2016 we started to build a Hyperledger Fabric based supply chain financing platform. This platform has served many customers including trade companies and banks. They have benefited from what we provide — more trustworthy and transparent trade context, significantly improved efficiency, and reduced risk,” said Ling Shao, CTO, Easy Visible. “We are thrilled to join the Hyperledger community and we believe our unique understanding and demonstration of supply chain finance with the underlying Hyperledger technology will bridge the gaps between hyperledger community and supply chain industry.”

Elementrem

“We have no doubt that Hyperledger will become a necessity for enterprise blockchain,” said Isaiah Kim, Founder and CEO, Elementrem. “It is a great pleasure for us to carry out the project with this vibrant community. At Elementrem, we are well aware of how important it is to migrate existing information into blockchain in a flexible way in order for companies to be able to process their new information for evolving business needs. We will work together with Hyperledger to help companies utilize blockchain effectively as a familiar interface regardless of their type of information.”

Eli Lilly & Company

“Eli Lilly and Company is a global healthcare leader that discovers and develops medicines to help people live longer, healthier, more active lives,” said Mike Meadows, CTO, Eli Lilly & Company. “We believe healthcare is on the verge of a technology revolution. As a result, we are excited to join The Linux Foundation and Hyperledger, reinforcing our commitment to the open-source community and partnering on the potential for blockchain technologies within healthcare.”

Embleema

“We are delighted to join the Hyperledger open source consortium and look forward to contributing to the advancement of blockchain in healthcare,” said Robert Chu, CEO, Embleema Inc. “We are fully committed to leveraging blockchain for delivering better care to patients and working with the Hyperledger community to make the technology the next standard for patient-centric applications.”

Filament

“Filament is focused on taking enterprise and industrial IoT connectivity benefits to the next level and we believe blockchain will enable new business models for entire industries,” said Allison Clift-Jennings, CEO, Filament. “Joining Hyperledger is invaluable, as we can collaborate with a powerful community to move blockchain and IoT centric solutions forward that are likely to be game changers for all businesses with critical data.”

KrypC Corp

“KrypC is a global technology company, delivering enterprise-grade blockchain products and solutions to the public and private sector. Joining Hyperledger is not just a great pleasure for us, but a natural step forward in our evangelization of blockchain technology’s innate business value,” said Ravi Jagannathan, CEO, KrypC Corp. “Our flagship product ‘KrypCore’ is a configurable, zero coding platform. It integrates businesses’ value chains, automates processes and enables all network participants and contributors to steer their business with ease. We strongly feel that our collaboration and contribution towards Hyperledger’s open source community mission will create enormous value for the entire ecosystem in delivering ‘future proofed’ innovative solutions.”

MetaX

“We are excited to join Hyperledger and become involved in their open source community,” said Alanna Gombert, CRO, MetaX. “Our adChain protocol is focused on translating and deploying digital advertising standards cross-chain and Hyperledger is an important addition. We are looking forward to the work ahead!”

PetroBloq

“PetroBloq’s mission is to provide the energy industry with world-class blockchain based platforms,” said Alex Blyumkin, CEO of PetroBloq which is a subsidiary of Petroteq Energy Inc. (tk:PQE.v.) “Our involvement with Hyperledger and The Linux Foundation is a crucial part of our mission. We are inviting global oil producers and other industry participants to join our PetroBLOQ consortium, so together we can change the industry.”

Pravici

“Pravici has vast experience implementing loyalty programs and technologies. Our client roster includes some of the largest and most successful companies in the world of automobiles, travel and transportation, and captive finance,” said Mahesh Balan, CEO, Pravici. “We are very excited to now be able to deliver blockchain (and DLT) solutions to these same corporate clients. Pravici is using Hyperledger Fabric to deliver a Tokenized Loyalty Platform (TLP), and helping these customers to integrate the TLP with popular loyalty products such as Oracle’s Loyalty Cloud and Oracle’s Siebel Loyalty. We are thrilled to be part of Hyperledger.”  

PwC

“We are excited to become members of Hyperledger,” said Steve Davies, Global Blockchain Leader, PwC. “Having actively worked with Hyperledger for some time, this decision is reflective of our desire to take our involvement to the next level and become a participant and contributor to the foundation. PwC has developed a global network of blockchain specialists, working with clients across multiple industries to explore this emerging technology and bring it to life for business.”

Tencent Cloud

“Blockchain technology has shown a promising prospect of application in the finance industry, and we’ve developed our vertical solutions around industry usage scenarios to help financial institutions to obtain a stable, reliable and flexible blockchain service,” said Qiu Yuepeng, vice president of Tencent and president of Tencent Cloud. “To better drive the development of smart finance, we are looking forward to joining Hyperledger and helping financial institutions develop services based on blockchain.”

Thales

“Digital security is our business. For more than 30 years, Thales has helped financial institutions, global enterprises and government organizations think smarter and act faster – making life better and keeping us safer,” said Jon Geater, Chief Technology Officer at Thales eSecurity. “In a world that is increasingly fast moving and unpredictable we need technology solutions that can keep us one step ahead of the threat. Blockchain technology is rapidly becoming a key component of high integrity connected systems and we are very pleased to join the impressive Hyperledger community to build a secure and trusted digital future.”

Turkcell

“Thanks to the first wave of digitalization, we have become familiar with the IOT, cloud solutions, virtual reality, big data, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles and many other new techno trends,” said Mine Şenuysal Özgür, IT Director at Turkcell Finansman. “These revolutionary technologies have made our life easier, enabling us to access anything we want. While the radically novel approaches offered by digitals still prevail, a totally different pioneer has recently become popular. ‘Blockchain’ has emerged as a new system that proves the possibility of techno platforms being consolidated on one platform, thus reducing workload and process transactions. It appears to be the foundation of secure for the future. The collective power of the system leads our life in terms of numerous innovative gains and gives rise to radical changes. We are proud to be a part of Hyperledger in the development of the new generation blockchain, which has made a quantum leap in global asset transfer due to the positive and disruptive effects of the said changes, reduced the cost and duration of transactions and restored the feeling of trust.”

VitalHub

“We are excited about the opportunity to work alongside world-leading corporations, consultancies, and organizations across the technology sector, to develop commercially viable and scalable blockchain solutions,” said Dan Matlow, CEO, VitalHub. “The combination of VitalHub’s healthcare domain expertise, along with Hyperledger’s depth and collaboration will enable us to develop impactful healthcare blockchain applications aligned with our customer’s needs, with global applicability and impact. We are well underway in our or effort to build healthcare applications that leverage blockchain technology and the Hyperledger platform.”

Ziggurat Technology

“As a Chinese creative technology startup company with several Hyperledger core developers, [Ziggurat] has just had its 1st birthday. We feel proud to be acknowledged by the core circle of the international blockchain technology community, and to have the opportunity to contribute, together with all the other important members, to The Linux Foundation and Hyperledger,” said Tang Ling, CEO, Ziggurat. “Based on Hyperledger, we have already developed a series of tools that aim precisely at the current needs of the global creative industries such as BaaS and SDK. This is also the very primary reason why I founded Ziggurat: always base on clients, and to explore the driving force blockchain technology can bring to the progressing of the society, civilisation and economy.”

About Hyperledger

Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and Technology. The Linux Foundation hosts Hyperledger under the foundation. To learn more, visit: https://www.hyperledger.org/.

2018 Hyperledger Global Forum Announced

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Developers, vendors, enterprise end-users and enthusiasts of Hyperledger blockchain technologies to converge in Basel, Switzerland

SAN FRANCISCO, January 23, 2018 – Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, announced today the inaugural 2018 Hyperledger Global Forum, which will take place December 12-15 in Basel, Switzerland at the Congress Center Basel.

The 2018 Hyperledger Global Forum will convene the global enterprise blockchain community to advance these critical technologies. The agenda will comprise of both enterprise and technical tracks covering a mix of topics including blockchain in the enterprise, distributed ledger and smart contracts 101, roadmaps for Hyperledger projects, industry keynotes and use cases in development. There will also be social networking for the community to bond, and hacking activities with mentors to help facilitate software development collaboration and knowledge sharing to bring developers up the learning curve.

“This year’s Global Forum will be the premier event to collaborate and better understand Hyperledger blockchain technologies, real use cases and production deployment challenges facing enterprises today,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “For anyone still wrestling with how blockchain will transform businesses processes, and where their industry fits in, this is the perfect opportunity to learn more.”

Open to members and non-members alike, attendees will have the chance to talk directly with Hyperledger project maintainers and the Technical Steering Committee, collaborate with other organizations on ideas that will directly impact the future of Hyperledger, and promote their work among the communities.

A call for papers, keynote speakers and the conference schedule will be announced this summer. For more information about the 2018 Hyperledger Global Forum, please visit: https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/hyperledger-global-forum-2018/

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About Hyperledger

Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and Technology. The Linux Foundation hosts Hyperledger under the Foundation. To learn more, visit: https://www.hyperledger.org/.

Hyperledger Announces 14 New Members

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183 diverse organizations back Linux Foundation’s open blockchain consortium

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (November 28, 2017) Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, announced today that 14 new organizations have joined. As a multi-project, multi-stakeholder effort, Hyperledger incubates nine business blockchain and distributed ledger technologies including Hyperledger Fabric, Hyperledger Iroha, Hyperledger Indy, Hyperledger Burrow, Hyperledger Quilt and Hyperledger Sawtooth, among others.

“The amount of interest in getting involved with Hyperledger and increasing diversity of organizations joining our efforts in 2017 is really building momentum,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “These new members are critical in our goal of advancing enterprise grade, open source distributed ledger frameworks upon which users can build and run a variety of business applications. We’re excited to see the contributions from this vibrant community push forward more Hyperledger projects to 1.0 and beyond.”

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 General members include: Agavon, B9lab, China Minsheng Bank, EBPI BV, Global Blockchain Technologies, GM Financial, GXChain, Information Builders, Sempre IT, United Traders and YDreams Global.

Hyperledger supports an open community that values contributions and participation from various entities. As such, pre-approved non-profits, open source projects and government entities can join Hyperledger at no cost as Associate members. Associate members to join this month include: Monetary Authority of Singapore, National Association of Realtors and UCLA Blockchain Lab.

New member quotes:

Agavon

“As one of our key areas of business is providing consulting services to help companies decide whether blockchain or other distributed ledger technologies is right for them, as well as which one would be best, it was natural for us to decide to become a member of Hyperledger,” said Travin Keith, Founder of Agavon. “This way, we join many other great businesses taking blockchain technology forward in the right way. We look forward to being active members of the community by collaborating with others and contributing to the ecosystem, especially since some members of our team have already been doing so over the past year.”

B9lab

“We have been watching the enterprise blockchain space for a while and the work of everyone involved in Hyperledger has been the most consistent and convincing by far,” said Elias Haase, Founder of B9lab. “We decided to build an in-depth developer course for Hyperledger Fabric, and more courses will be following for the other incubated projects. Our aim is to bring more talent into the market where the community and technology really merit it. We’re thrilled to be a part of the growing Hyperledger ecosystem.”

China Minsheng Bank

“China Minsheng Bank continues to focus on and explore the applications of blockchain technology in the financial industry,” said Niu Xinzhuang, general manager of the science and technology department of China MinSheng Bank. “Also, through technology leading business, change and innovation, China Minsheng Bank provides more efficient, more convenient, more intelligent financial services for clients. We’re very excited to join Hyperledger and contribute to this community.”

EBPI BV

“We are very happy to be part of the Hyperledger family,” Coen Egberink, managing director of EBPI BV. “The disruptive technology enables us to optimize and reinvent existing business models. Hyperledger gives us an advantage to make a difference for our customers and their users. We strongly believe in the new technological wave that Blockchain brings and think Hyperledger is the ideal tool to be part of that.”

Global Blockchain Technologies

“As we work in the dynamic and rapidly-growing blockchain industry, we are extremely eager to explore and heighten our understanding of a variety of blockchain platforms,” said Shidan Gouran, President of Global Blockchain Technologies Corp. “We feel that there is no universal solution for all problems. Joining Hyperledger is an ideal opportunity for us to collaborate with the community to develop top-tier blockchain solutions.”

GXChain

“Since its inception, our company has been devoted to using blockchain technology for providing efficient and safe data exchange services for companies, governments, and institutions, helping people better manage their data,” said Minqiang Huang, Founder and CEO of GXChain. “We believe data will be the most important resource. The development level of a country will be largely determined by their efficiency of using data. GXChain greatly simplifies procedures of data exchange, improving security, user privacy and protecting data copyrights. We are excited to join Hyperleder. We want to make a better world by collaborating with more members to explore blockchain and related business models.”

Information Builders

“As blockchain technology makes inroads into finance, manufacturing, logistics, and many other business domains, Information Builders is pleased to introduce mature technologies for data intelligence, data integrity, and data integration to Hyperledger,” said Gerald Cohen, CEO of Information Builders. “Our iWay Service Manager (iSM) integration engine and WebFOCUS analytics platform enables blockchain applications to turn raw data into instant insights, while our Omni-Gen data management platform enforces consistency and standardization within blockchain applications, helping customers to easily integrate many types of applications, databases, and computing platforms onto Hyperledger Fabric. We look forward to working with Hyperledger.”

Sempre IT

“At Sempre IT, we are on a journey to enable our clients and partners in the development of new digital disruptive business models, and The Linux Foundation is aligned with our objectives, considering all the blockchain ecosystem provided by Hyperledger,” said Thiago Azevedo, CTO of Sempre IT. “The capabilities of a modular blockchain and its permissioned operation mode have a huge impact on the consensus strategy of the ledger. We are excited to be the first Brazilian partner of Hyperledger, improving our services of designing smart contracts and supporting the infrastructure components and the functional and performance tests of the blockchain.”

United Traders

“We are veterans of financial markets and have developed top notch software packages for professional traders, algorithmic trading, and market-making,” said Dmitry Belousov, Partner at United Traders. “We’ve been studying blockchain technology since 2013 and see it as promising and highly appreciate its potential for further development. Becoming a member of Hyperledger, a consortium unifying leaders of financial progress is a big step for us. This step gives us opportunities for cooperation, exchange of technologies and building new partnerships.”

YDreams Global

“We are proud to be part of this important movement that Hyperledger is leading,” said Daniel Japiassu, CEO of YDreams Global. “Blockchain is a necessity for our products and joining Hyperledger is part of our growth strategy as it will positively affect Arkave and several other initiatives. In order to have the fastest network of VR gaming arenas in the world, we need to combine efforts with Hyperledger and the amazing community they have. It is an honor to work with Hyperledger and we are looking forward to the collaboration.”

About Hyperledger

Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and Technology. The Linux Foundation hosts Hyperledger under the foundation. To learn more, visit: https://www.hyperledger.org/.

 

Hyperledger Grows With 7 New Members

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Largest open blockchain consortium now includes more than 170 diverse organizations

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (October 24, 2017) Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, announced today that 7 new organizations have joined the project. As a multi-project, multi-stakeholder effort, Hyperledger incubates eight business blockchain and distributed ledger technologies including Hyperledger Fabric, Hyperledger Iroha, Hyperledger Indy, Hyperledger Burrow, and Hyperledger Sawtooth, among others.

“Such growth this year shows we’re heading in the right direction and people are understanding that blockchain technology can be a viable solution for business,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “We thank our new members for their support as we continue to drive towards production deployments of Hyperledger technologies in the enterprise in 2017.”

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 General members include: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software, Cognition Foundry, Majid Al Futtaim, Robert Bosch and Wipro. Hyperledger also welcomed two Premier members in the last month, Baidu and Tradeshift.

Hyperledger supports an open community that values contributions and participation from various entities. As such, pre-kapproved non-profits, open source projects and government entities can join Hyperledger at no cost as Associate members. Associate members to join this month include: Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF) and National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU).

New member quotes:

Baidu

“Over the past 17 years, we have striven to fulfill our mission by listening carefully to our users,” said Zhang Xuyang, Vice President of Baidu. “We believe blockchain technology will allow us to better tailor our search technology to our users’ needs by enhancing the way we optimize local tastes and preferences. We’re thrilled to be part of Hyperledger and look forward to collaborating with other members to drive open blockchain solutions forward.”

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software

“In 2017, Xiaomi Mobile started to explore applying blockchain technology to data collaboration, with the goal of defining standards of data collaboration and sharing data power across all partners without exposing raw data,” said Dawei Gu, general manager and head of monetization, Xiaomi technology. “For the best performance, we chose to join Hyperledger and use it to build our platform. Based on Hyperledger, we launched the alpha version product named ‘Mi AD DataChain’ and plan to involve more giant enterprises to participate in this datachain, driving data fusion across multiple participants.”

Cognition Foundry

“Cognition Foundry helps startups access technology that creates a competitive advantage, we call this ‘democratising access to Enterprise IT,'” said Ron Argent, CEO of Cognition Foundry. “Our success with startups also draws the attention of large organisations. The credibility and authenticity afforded by Hyperledger compliments our philosophy and the aspirations of our clients. Embracing Hyperledger is very exciting for us, as we believe The Linux Foundation is perfectly aligned with our objectives, both technical and in terms of community. We believe Hyperledger has great potential for small companies who aspire to grow quickly, as well as large enterprises who require a solid code base and vibrant community of contributors to ensure quality. Whether we’re helping a founder create something brand new, or spearheading change with a global brand, we’re confident Hyperledger Fabric is up to the task. We are honored to contribute.”

Majid Al Futtaim

“At Majid Al Futtaim, we are on a journey towards ensuring that we are as prominent digitally as we are physically, with data and technology sitting at the center of every business decision we make. Partnering with Hyperledger will elevate our involvement in the development of the Blockchain technology, which is set to change many of the industries we operate in including, real estate, retail, consumer finance, and healthcare,” Said Abdulrahman Addas, Chief Corporate Development Officer, Majid Al Futtaim – Holding. “We are excited about the potential of Blockchain and being part of a movement that will be central to how the technology develops in the coming years. In doing so, we will be in an excellent position to utilize the latest advancements that can allow us to deliver an effortless and secure experience for our customers.”

Robert Bosch

“We are excited to join Hyperledger and its ecosystem,” said Donya-Florence Amer – Executive Vice President and responsible for the Business Interface of Robert BOSCH GmbH. “Bosch is transforming into an IoT Company and recognizes Blockchain as a key technology bringing IoT to the next level. Hyperledger as the Blockchain derivate focusing on industrial usage is key for us. Bosch has its strength in the full stack of IoT devices, cloud services for data storage and processing, experience in delivering critical software, and industrial processes with strong partnerships. We are very much looking forward to working with and to contributing to this alliance.”

Tradeshift

“We’re excited to join Hyperledger and further our investment in distributed ledger technology through such a collaborative and innovative model,” said Gert Sylvest, CTO and co-founder, Tradeshift. “In an industry that is continuously transforming, we look forward to contributing to an effort that matches our own values surrounding community, collaboration, interoperability, and openness.”

Wipro

“We are excited about joining Hyperledger and look forward to working closely with the Hyperledger community to catalyze blockchain adoption for global enterprise,” said Krishnakumar N. Menon, Vice President, Service Transformation, Wipro Limited. “Our customers are increasingly looking at Hyperledger to build enterprise-grade blockchain solutions for specific industry use-cases. Additionally, Wipro’s open source services, expertise and solutions add value to our Hyperledger-based blockchain offerings. We look forward to investing in crowdsourced innovation and open collaboration as part of our efforts in the Hyperledger community.”

About Hyperledger

Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and Technology. The Linux Foundation hosts Hyperledger under the foundation. To learn more, visit: https://www.hyperledger.org/.

Hyperledger Welcomes Baidu as Premier Member

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China’s leading internet search provider invests in blockchain to serve customers with innovative solutions that prioritize user experience

SAN FRANCISCO  – October 17, 2017 – Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, announced today that Baidu has joined the project as a Premier member. Other Hyperledger Premier members include: Accenture, Airbus, American Express, Change Healthcare, Cisco, CME Group, Deutsche Borse Group, Daimler, Digital Asset, DTCC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, J.P. Morgan, NEC, r3., SAP, Tradeshift and Wanda FFan Technology.

“It’s exciting to see a company like Baidu, which serves the world’s largest Internet user population, join Hyperledger,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “Their deep understanding in connecting users to information and services will be tremendous experience for us to leverage as we look to expand our reach further in Asia and drive more global production deployments of Hyperledger technology.”

Hyperledger aims to create common distributed ledger technology that enables organizations to build and run robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions. Since the beginning of 2016, Hyperledger has grown to more than 160 members that span various industries, including finance, healthcare, the Internet of Things and aeronautics, among several others.

“Over the past 17 years, we have striven to fulfill our mission by listening carefully to our users,” said Zhang Xuyang, Vice President of Baidu. “We believe blockchain technology will allow us to better tailor our search technology to our users’ needs by enhancing the way we optimize local tastes and preferences. We’re thrilled to be part of Hyperledger and look forward to collaborating with other members to drive open blockchain solutions forward.”

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 cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and Technology. The Linux Foundation hosts Hyperledger under the foundation. To learn more, visit: https://www.hyperledger.org/.

Hyperledger Adds Tradeshift as Premier Member

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Company to explore open blockchain technology to accelerate innovation in business-to-business commerce

SAN FRANCISCO  – October 11, 2017 – Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, announced today that Tradeshift has joined the project as a Premier member. With a strong focus on global supply chain management and B2B commerce, Tradeshift is a unique addition to the Hyperledger community. As a Premier member, Gert Sylvest, Tradeshift CTO and co-founder, will sit on the Hyperledger Governing Board. Tradeshift joins other Premier members: Accenture, Airbus, American Express, Change Healthcare, Cisco, CME Group, Deutsche Borse Group, Daimler, Digital Asset, DTCC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, J.P. Morgan, NEC, r3., SAP, and Wanda FFan Technology.

“Tradeshift is a leader in B2B commerce and has an excellent track record of contributing open source technologies and bringing value to communities,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “We share that same vision by aiming to create a common distributed ledger technology, driving collaboration and enabling organizations to build and run industry-specific blockchain applications and solutions. We’re thrilled to see Tradeshift take a leadership role within Hyperledger’s Governing Board.”

Hyperledger aims to create common distributed ledger technology that enables organizations to build and run robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions. Since the beginning of 2016, Hyperledger has grown to more than 160 members that span various industries, including finance, healthcare, the Internet of Things and aeronautics, among several others.

“We’re excited to join Hyperledger and further our investment in distributed ledger technology through such a collaborative and innovative model,” said Gert Sylvest, CTO and co-founder, Tradeshift. “In an industry that is continuously transforming, we look forward to contributing to an effort that matches our own values surrounding community, collaboration, interoperability, and openness.”

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 cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and Technology. The Linux Foundation hosts Hyperledger under the foundation. To learn more, visit: https://www.hyperledger.org/.

Hyperledger Launches First Free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on edX.org

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Pre-registration now open for Blockchain for Business: An Introduction to Hyperledger free online course

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (October 10, 2017) Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, announced today the availability of its first free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) — Blockchain for Business: An Introduction to Hyperledger. The free, self-paced online course is offered through edX.org, the nonprofit online learning platform founded in 2012 by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The course provides an introduction to Hyperledger and its key business blockchain frameworks. Pre-registration is now open with the course becoming fully available on October 25 with the option to add a verified certificate of completion for $99. Verified Certificates are a valuable addition to academic or professional portfolios and can be added to resumes/CVs and LinkedIn profiles.

“Interest in blockchain technology is exploding; Software developers, product teams, and business managers are all desperately eager to figure out how this technology can solve real-world problems,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger.  “This first introductory-level course is carefully designed for both nontechnical and technical audiences, to bring everyone further up the learning curve and get started with it on their own business needs.”

The MOOC is delivered in partnership with edX and the Linux Foundation, responsible for training and certifying more developers on open source software than any organization in the world. It covers key features of blockchain technologies and the differentiators between various types of Hyperledger projects.

The course will provide an understanding of:

  • Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies
  • Current Hyperledger projects and common use cases
  • How to do clean installations of Hyperledger Fabric, and Hyperledger Sawtooth frameworks
  • How to build simple applications on top of Hyperledger Fabric and Hyperledger Sawtooth frameworks
  • How to become involved in and contribute to Hyperledger

“Hyperledger and blockchain are two key skillsets that are increasingly in demand in today’s digital world,” said edX CEO and MIT Professor, Anant Agarwal. “Our global community of learners have told us that they are seeking courses to help them gain the career-relevant skills they need for the modern workplace. We are thrilled to once again partner with the Linux Foundation to offer a course on this popular, in-demand subject that will provide the building blocks needed for success within the exciting and rapidly expanding field of blockchain technologies.”

To find out more, or to pre-register now, go to: https://www.edx.org/course/blockchain-business-introduction-linuxfoundationx-lfs171x

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

About Hyperledger

Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and Technology. The Linux Foundation hosts Hyperledger under the foundation. To learn more, visit: https://www.hyperledger.org/.

Hyperledger Gains 10 New Members

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Growth in open blockchain consortium doubles over past year with more than 160 members

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (September 26, 2017) Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, announced today that 10 new organizations have joined the project. As a multi-project, multi-stakeholder effort, Hyperledger incubates eight business blockchain and distributed ledger technologies including Hyperledger Fabric, Hyperledger Iroha, Hyperledger Indy, Hyperledger Burrow, Hyperledger Sawtooth, among others.

“The immense growth we’ve seen this year signifies an acceptance and understanding of Hyperledger blockchain solutions for business,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “These new diverse members have agreed to contribute their leadership and energy to the Hyperledger community. We thank them for their support and validation as we drive towards more PoCs, pilots and production uses cases of Hyperledger technologies in the enterprise.”

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 General members include: AMIHAN, ChongQin Xichain Technologies, DLT Labs, GameCredits, Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX), Medicalchain and ScanTrust.

Hyperledger supports an open community that values contributions and participation from various entities. As such, pre-approved non-profits, open source projects and government entities can join Hyperledger at no cost as Associate members. Several Associate members joined this month including Mercy Corps, Taiwan Fintech Association and Zhejiang University.

New member quotes:

AMIHAN

“Amihan is proud to be the first Filipino company to join Hyperledger,” said Winston Damarillo, Chairman of Amihan Global Strategies. “We believe that blockchain and smart contracts are the key to preparing Southeast Asia for the digital age, and we are committed to working with the Hyperledger community to push the limits of blockchain technology. We look forward to working with our clients – some of the largest enterprises in ASEAN – to transform finance, healthcare, retail, and customer loyalty in one of the fastest-growing regions of the world.”

DLT Labs

“At DLT Labs, our corporate purpose is to create, integrate, and support dynamic distributed ledger solutions that equip our clients with the tools to capitalize on unrealized potential within their businesses,” said Loudon Owen, Chairman and CEO of DLT Labs. “With over 30 dedicated in-house Blockchain developers and over 20 proprietary enterprise products, DLT Labs has formed globe-spanning partnerships with leading edge consultancies, manufacturers, financial institution and innovative service providers. Our global presence spans the United States, the United Kingdom, China, India, Canada and Singapore. DLT is excited at the opportunity to join Hyperledger’s nexus of leaders, creators, and dreamers, and looks forward to forming long-lasting relationships with the forefront of blockchain innovators.”

GameCredits

“We are excited to join the company of industry leaders in Hyperledger,” said Alex Migitko, COO, GameCredits. “GameCredits is focused on a unique blockchain use case, catering to the $100 billion gaming industry and its massive audience of almost every third person on earth, governed by complex relations between various stakeholders. Our solutions will be of immense interest to adjacent industries and we believe we will be able to make a unique contribution to the alliance.”

Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX)

“We are today at the beginning of the blockchain revolution, witnessing in real time an explosion of ideas, experiments and projects that aim to completely redesign global capital markets for the new era,” said Nick Cowan, CEO, Gibraltar Stock Exchange. “The Gibraltar Stock Exchange’s membership in Hyperledger provides us with an exciting opportunity to connect, share ideas and collaborate with like minded innovators and industry leaders, without boundaries, with the aim of building consensus for the new global framework.”

Medicalchain

“Medicalchain puts health records back into the hands of patients, and that’s not possible without the secure storage and transfer of data. Using Hyperledger, Medicalchain will allow patients to control permissions to their health records – who gets access to them, what information they get access to and for how long,” said Dr. Albeyatti, co-founder of Medicalchain. “We are thrilled to join the Hyperledger community and will continue working to bring blockchain technology to the healthcare industry.”

ScanTrust

“Today’s connected consumers are demanding more transparency and with global supply chains becoming more complex, achieving this a challenging task,” said Nathan Anderson, CEO and Co-Founder, ScanTrust. “ScanTrust secure identifiers connect physical goods to the internet for enhanced supply chain security; by adding open blockchain technology to this foundation, brands will be able to protect and track their products using mobile phone authentication. We look forward to collaborating with the Hyperledger community to develop a scalable, enterprise-grade blockchain framework.”

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 cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and Technology. The Linux Foundation hosts Hyperledger under the foundation. To learn more, visit: https://www.hyperledger.org/.

 

 

Hyperledger Adds 3 New Members

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The Linux Foundation’s open source blockchain project reaches 152 members

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (August 29, 2017) Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, announced today that three new organizations 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.

“Adding many diverse organizations each month is fantastic to see as blockchain will change the way we conduct business across many industries,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “The support from these new members will be beneficial as we focus on driving further integration among our incubated projects and production deployments in the second half of 2017.”

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 General members include: BTS, Oracle and The Patientory Foundation.

 New member quotes:  

BTS

“At BTS, we seek to use distributed ledger technology to increase efficiency and facilitate new services for telecom operators worldwide,” said Luis Benavente, CTO, BTS. “With more than 25 years of experience transacting internationally with over 1,000 operators, we envision riding the telco/financial convergence wave providing the international telecom market with a blockchain based service to exchange value and information. We strongly believe this disruptive technology will enable us to develop a carrier exchange community that will minimize the intrinsic inefficiencies embedded in our business today. We’re very happy to be a part of the Hyperledger ecosystem and look forward to collaborating with other members to further this technology. ”

Oracle

“As we develop our blockchain cloud platform for enterprise use, we believe scalable cross-industry technologies, confidential transactions, and modular architecture promoted through initiatives like the Hyperledger Project, are critical components,” said Amit Zavery, senior vice president, cloud platform and middleware, Oracle. “We are excited to join Hyperledger Fabric and strengthen the foundation of distributed ledger technology, simplify and accelerate deployment of blockchains, and promote interoperability between blockchain networks. Through these efforts, we hope to offer advanced blockchain cloud services that support Oracle’s extensive SaaS application portfolio and our customers’ applications deployed in PaaS, IaaS or on-premises.”

Patientory Foundation

“As one of the first companies to bring blockchain to healthcare, we are delighted to join Hyperledger,” said Patientory Founder and CEO Chrissa McFarlane. “With cyber attacks projected to cost hospitals $305 billion USD by 2021 and medical information already worth ten times more than credit card numbers on the deep web, the need for secure patient data is critical. We are eager to collaborate with Hyperledger’s broader community to develop the technology further and form relationships that can help us advance the implementation of blockchain in the health space.”

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 cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and Technology. The Linux Foundation hosts Hyperledger under the foundation. To learn more, visit: https://www.hyperledger.org/.