Hyperledger wraps 2016 eight members

The Hyperledger Project, an open-source blockchain advancement platform, has announced that an additional eight members have joined their team to help establish an open standard for distributed ledgers and transactional applications. The eight members are CA Technologies, Factom Foundation, Hashed Health, Koscom, LedgerDomain, Lykke, Sovrin Foundation, and Swisscom.

Hyperledger, a project under the Linux Foundation, wishes to create robust industry-specific applications, platforms, and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions. Last month they had reached 100 active members in less than a years’ time. Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of Hyperledger stated:

"Not only did we exceed 100 members, Hyperledger met significant development milestones thanks to the community's hard work. As 2016 was a year of exploration, R&D and prototyping, we're excited for 2017 to be the year we start to see case studies of the technology in production environments."

Read the full press release below:

Hyperledger Wraps up 2016 By Welcoming Eight New Members

By  December 28, 2016 Announcements

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (December 28, 2016) – Hyperledger Project, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced today that eight new members have joined the project to help create an open standard for distributed ledgers for a new generation of transactional applications. Last month, Hyperledger announced it reached 100 active members in less than one year, a huge milestone for the open source project, hosted by The Linux Foundation.

“This year has been full of growth for the project,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “Not only did we exceed 100 members, Hyperledger met significant development milestones thanks to the community’s hard work. As 2016 was a year of exploration, R&D and prototyping, we’re excited for 2017 to be the year we start to see case studies of the technology in production environments.”

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. The latest members include: CA Technologies, Factom Foundation, Hashed Health, Koscom, LedgerDomain, Lykke, Sovrin Foundation and Swisscom.

New Member Quotes:

CA Technologies

“To compete today, every company needs to foster innovation that delivers real business value. Blockchain has the potential to disrupt the way many of CA’s customers do business,” said Otto Berkes, chief technology officer, CA Technologies. “We’re honored to be a part of Hyperledger and look forward to collaborating with other members to help shape open standards for blockchain. It’s an exciting time for this because blockchain is not just about Bitcoin anymore, and the range of potential applications with it is vast for of our customers. This partnership will help us influence what that future looks like for both CA and our customers as they embark on their digital transformation journey.”

Factom Foundation

“We are honored to have been selected to join the Hyperledger Project,” said Paul Snow, Founder, Factom Foundation. “We are looking forward to helping build the open source framework for securing data and systems with our blockchain solution.”

Hashed Health

“Hashed Health is a healthcare technology innovation company focused on accelerating the commercialization of meaningful new blockchain and distributed ledger-based technologies,” said John Bass, Hashed Health CEO. “Hashed is proud to be a member of the Hyperledger Project, sharing its commitment to creating the foundation for scalable, reliable blockchain solutions.”

Koscom

“We consider blockchain technology as the next generation infrastructure in the Korean capital market. As an industry leader with 40 years’ experience in the financial IT field, we are looking to leverage this industry disruptive technology,” said Chung Youn Dae, CEO, Koscom. “We will constantly explore the ways to contribute to the blockchain ecosystem, as we collaborate with the Hyperledger community. We also hope to better serve out customers in a more secure and efficient way by integrating blockchain technology and our own Fintech platform.”

LedgerDomain

“LedgerDomain delivers next generation supply chain solutions, harnessing permissioned blockchains to assure supply chain integrity and finished product authenticity through to the consumer for the benefit of all. This highly transparent, trustworthy approach is built upon an industrial-strength Hyperledger Fabric backbone,” said Dr. Victor Dods, LedgerDomain. “We’re proud to be a part of Hyperledger and its growing community.”

Lykke

“We’re looking forward to being part of the Hyperledger project,” said Richard Olsen, Lykke founder and CEO. “Our company is building a digital asset exchange. Right now, we’re implemented on the Bitcoin blockchain settlement layer, with Ethereum to come within the next few months, but our involvement with Hyperledger isn’t just the next step forward. Providing decentralized settlement on the Hyperledger blockchain with multisignature wallets and atomic swap transactions will benefit both of our user communities.”

Swisscom

“We are very proud to be Switzerland’s first connection to Hyperledger,” said Johannes Höhener, VP, Swisscom’s Fintech Cluster. “We look forward to working with a highly professional community on cutting-edge blockchain developments. Our membership and participation will shape our capabilities to develop blockchain solutions – for our clients and Switzerland.”

The success of Hyperledger is due to the support of the developer community and member companies. Learn how your organization can contribute to the project here: https://www.hyperledger.org/about/join

About Hyperledger

The Hyperledger project 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 as a Collaborative Project under the foundation. To learn more, visit: www.hyperledger.org

Dan is a writer and U.S. Army veteran. He is a life-long student of the human experience. In addition, Dan is also passionate about science and technology, current events, human rights, economic impacts, and strategic calculus. Dan is a full time staff writer for ETHNews.
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