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Hyperledger Gains Daimler AG as Premier Member

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Hyperledger Project, the collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, has announced that Daimler AG has joined the project as a Premier member. Daimler’s focus is on future-oriented topics and continuing to systematically optimize its core business. To this end, the company is investing in blockchain technology.

As part of their Premier membership, Jonas von Malottki, Head of a Department for Finance and Controlling IT Solutions within the Daimler IT Group Functions, will represent the company on the Hyperledger Governing Board.

Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director at Hyperledger, commented: “Having one of the world’s leading industrial and transport companies join Hyperledger is very exciting. The diversity of our membership continues to grow, demonstrating that blockchain technology has the potential to impact many industries and transform the way business processes are handled. I’m looking forward to the contributions and skills Daimler’s team brings to the project.”

The project has grown to more than 115 members since its inception, spanning various industries including finance, healthcare, the Internet of Things, credit card services and aeronautics, among several 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.

CIO of Daimler AG, Jan Brecht said: “We see Blockchain as a promising technology, not fully mature yet, but continuously growing. Now is the right time to get into it, build up knowledge and form a network of like-minded people to share experiences. By joining Hyperledger, we are confident to do the right step towards this direction.”

Kurt Schäfer, Head of Treasury at Daimler AG, remarked: “Being a part of Hyperledger allows us to collaborate with a global network of experts in order to build the cross-industry blockchain standard, for customers, supply chain, digital services, financial services and financing tools. We look forward to joining this community.”

Matthew Warner
Based near Windsor, England, Matthew Warner is an enthusiast for innovative, cutting edge technologies. He is a B.Eng. graduate in engineering with honors from the University of Warwick and also holds an PGCE in education degree. Matthew is a member of Mensa.