SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (February 28, 2017) – 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 for a new generation of transactional applications. Hyperledger also announced American Express and Daimler AG as Premier members earlier this year.
“Growth and interest in Hyperledger remain high in 2017,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “We’re now at 122 members and seeing even more diverse organizations across industry sectors invest their energy and resources in understanding how blockchain technology can strengthen their own business processes. This new set of members’ combined backgrounds and experiences will be invaluable to the community, as we strive to increase production deployments through this year.”
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: Bank of England, Bitmark, China Merchants Bank, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Initiative for CryptoCurrencies and Contracts (IC3), Kaiser Permanente, Kubique S.p.A., MadHive, Monax, OSCRE and RadarWin Cyber Technology.
New Member Quotes:
“We are thrilled to join Hyperledger Project and honored to be part of this revolutionary movement,” said Sean Moss-Pultz, CEO, Bitmark. “Data is the next major asset class and property rights will be a critical component of a healthy digital environment. We look forward to making it happen together!”
“It is a great pleasure to join Hyperledger. As a bank with advanced technology, China Merchants Bank has always been actively exploring high-techs all over the world and applying them in banking businesses,” said Tianhong Zhou, General Manager of the IT Department, CMB. “Blockchain has great influence and development potential in the banking industry, and we are proud to be part of the effort to advance the application of Hyperledger to innovate the business of banking and improve financial services.”
“Kubique’s aim is to digitize B2B and collaboration between banks and SMEs through innovative solutions; one of our main areas of focus is on the digitization of the Financial Supply Chain, primarily regarding the automotive and the manufacturing industries,” said Paolo Zaccardi, Chairman and CEO, Kubique S.p.A. “As we’re constantly looking for disruptive technologies and frameworks to develop our solutions, we have been following the blockchain evolution during the last two years. We are excited by the opportunities offered by this technology and we think it will be a game-changer for Supply Chain Finance, especially for SMEs as it could revolutionize their B2B financial processes. For these reasons, we’ve decided to join Hyperledger, and look forward to exploring concrete use cases, collaborating with a plethora of global stakeholders and making our knowledge of the potential application contexts available to the network.”
“As a young company looking to be the first to disrupt the advertising industry through blockchain, joining Hyperledger is a natural fit for us,” said Adam Helfgott, CEO, MadHive. “Like the other members of Hyperledger, we look at masses of data, distrust, and inefficiency and see the potential of blockchain technology. The advertising industry is brimming with these problems and ripe for the innovation that MadHive provides.”
“We’re very pleased to announce that we’ve joined the Hyperledger Project and plan to submit our market-leading blockchain client for incubation,” said Casey Kuhlman, CEO, Monax. “Joining Hyperledger is a win-win. Our users gain the confidence of Hyperledger’s strong community and code governance frameworks. If our submission is accepted for incubation, Hyperledger will gain a codebase that includes a built-to-specification Ethereum Virtual Machine, which will more closely align the Ethereum and Hyperledger development communities. And we get to make new friends and build new relationships with the outstanding people and companies who are helping to make smart contract technology production-ready to change the world.”
“We are very honored to successfully join the Hyperledger project. Radarwin hopes to take a further step in developing blockchain applications and digital asset management,” said Mr.Shen Taolei, CEO, Radarwin. “The early stages of technology development are inseparable from the online technical open source communities and groups, with a common goal to promote blockchain technology and application. Also, the online groups and communities can help train a large reserve of talents and build a complete ecosystem. We hope to use our resources and technical advantages to help Hyperledger’s localization of its applications, the spiral development of Hyperledger’s technology and application, and bring blockchain technology to conventional areas such as financial, medical, cultural, real estate, etc.”
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
The Hyperledger project 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 Project as a Collaborative Project under the foundation. To learn more, visit: https://www.hyperledger.org/.
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