The open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, Hyperledger has announced that 10 new organizations have joined the project. The project also announced the availability of Hyperledger Fabric 1.0, the consortium’s first production ready blockchain framework announced last month. Hyperledger incubates several business blockchain and distributed ledger technologies including Hyperledger Sawtooth, Hyperledger Iroha and Hyperledger Indy, amongst others.
Executive Director of Hyperledger, Brian Behlendorf remarked: “Welcoming this many new members from all over the world in various industries is great to see. The added support comes at a perfect time, with the recent launch of Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 and the goal of working together as a community to reach and promote production deployments of the technology this year. These new members will be advantageous in our efforts in building open blockchain software and pushing more Hyperledger projects to 1.0.”
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: ANNE, Beijing RZXT Technology Development, Capgemini Financial Services, New H3C Technologies, Revelry Labs, Smart Link Labs and TradeIX.
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 recently, including the Accord Project, Tecnalia Research & Innovation and University of Luxembourg.
HaoHan, CTO of ANNE inc., commented: “We have been working on ANNE’s CopyRight BlockChain since 2016 and are thrilled to work with Hyperledger Fabric, as it makes everything easier. The ANNE’s CopyRight BlockChain will use Hyperledger to register and protect against copyright infringement. It will provide writers and artists an easy way to timestamp their work, create a permanent record and issue their clients a time-stamped copyright certificate. Hyperledger’s popularity and promise makes us so excited to part of this community and contribute in any way that we can.”
CEO of RZXT, Jin XU said: “Our mission is to use blockchain technology to help our customers cut costs and increase efficiency; Joining Hyperledger will undoubtedly help us fulfil our mission,” “We are looking forward to interacting with and contributing to one of the most advanced blockchain development communities.”
Damien de Chillaz, Vice President and Blockchain Leader at Capgemini Financial Services, remarked: “At Capgemini, we seek to become the partner of choice for our Financial Services clients who feel ready to move from proof of concept to production on Blockchain. We believe that this ambition requires the right combination of business intimacy and technical expertise that we can bring through our leadership position in Financial Services and our global presence and expertise in Distributed Ledger Technology. Although we remain ledger-agnostic, we are very excited to join Hyperledger and its open source community, to help shape the future of financial services alongside our most strategic clients.”
Co-founder of SmartLink Labs, Suhrud Dagli stated: “SmartLink Labs is excited to be a part of the Hyperledger community. We’re dedicated to building a platform to support structured finance transactions across different asset types. As a blockchain platform, we’re focused on developing Smart Contracts that embed cash flow models. We feel that aligning with Hyperledger will help bolster our presence in the open source community for blockchain technologies.”
Andrew Berti, CTO of TradeIX, noted: “The rise of blockchain and distributed technology has introduced huge opportunities for us to transform and rewire the trade finance ecosystem and subsequently the way companies conduct trade and manage global supply chains. Our mission is to provide the global trade ecosystem with an open platform that eliminates the inefficiencies, cost, friction that plague our industry today. A key part of this involves providing our partners and clients with world-class distributed ledger technologies. Our participation in Hyperledger and the Linux Foundation is a critical part of this mission.”