Hyperledger Grows by 16 New Members

SAN FRANCISCO, May 30, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hyperledger, an

open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry

blockchain technologies, announced today 16 organizations joined the

project, bringing the total number of new members in 2018 to 67. A

global collaboration hosted by The Linux Foundation, Hyperledger now

includes more than 235 organizations.

Hyperledger has gained significant traction as a multi-project,

multi-stakeholder effort and includes 10 business blockchain and

distributed ledger technologies. The fast growing membership base is

helping fuel innovation and increasingly widespread adoption of

enterprise blockchain.

"As we just demonstrated at Consensus, the Hyperledger community is on

the front lines of putting blockchain into production across numerous

industries," said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger.

"From healthcare to banking to digital identity management, our

members are developing both the use cases and the code for distributed

ledgers that scale, connect and interoperate. The accelerating growth

we are seeing shows the widening footprint of enterprise blockchain

and increasing recognition of a community-based approach to advancing

the technology and business models."

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. The latest general members to join the community are:

BlackRidge Technology, Blockdaemon, Chengdu Chiwu Software

Technologies, China Systems Holdings Limited, Evernym, Experian,

iownit capital and markets, Inc., Kakaopay, Lucidity, PokitDok and

Thinktecture AG. They join Deutsche Bank, which signed on earlier this

month as a Premier member.

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

this month include Budapest University of Technology and Economics,

Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI), MIT Connection Science and

National Institute of Telecommunications (Ministry of Digital Affairs


New member quotes:

BlackRidge Technology

"BlackRidge is excited to join Hyperledger to collaborate and

contribute in the area of securing enterprise blockchain services from

advanced insider and cyber threats," said Mike Miracle, SVP Marketing

and Strategy, BlackRidge Technology. "We have been working with

Hyperledger member IBM and Marist College to research and test

additional network security and cyber-attack protection for hybrid and

cloud-based blockchain services based on Hyperledger Fabric. Joining

Hyperledger provides us with access to additional technical and

marketing resources to help accelerate our mission of extending an

identity-based trust model to the underlying network and server

infrastructure that implements blockchain services."


"Blockdaemon is handling the practical implications of deploying and

managing any major blockchain networks on its ground-breaking

decentralized infrastructure," said Konstantin Richter, CEO,

Blockdaemon. "Simple 3-click deployments and developer tools make it

the Heroku for blockchain. The goals of Hyperledger align very well

with our vision, and we are excited to be working closely with this

community to simplify the process of deploying nodes and creating

scalable enterprise blockchain solutions."

Chengdu Chiwu Software

"We are very pleased to join the Hyperledger community," said Mr.

Shang Yi, President, THI WU. "Blockchain is rising rapidly and

changing the world. We are also rapidly absorbing, learning and

growing. We are looking forward to collaborating with other members in

this diverse community and contributing to Hyperledger."

China Systems Holdings Limited

"As a recognized leader in providing Trade Finance, Supply Chain

Finance and Payments solutions for the financial industry, China

Systems is delighted to join the growing Hyperledger community," said

Chris Tseng, Chairman, China Systems. "This move complements and

future-proofs our channel and messaging capabilities with financial

networks, such as SWIFT, where Hyperledger has also been selected.

Leveraging advanced technology such as DLT to drive business

improvements is in China Systems' DNA. China Systems has been actively

using Hyperledger in a number of business scenarios, and we find the

technology fascinating and innovative in the same breath."

Deutsche Bank

"As a Premier member, we're hoping our expertise and global network

will help advance open source distributed ledger technologies and

allow us to better serve the complex needs of our clients, who look to

us to improve their and their trade partners' financial endeavors,"

said Jon Pearson, Head of Deutsche Bank Labs United Kingdom and



"Since deciding to contribute the code that has come to be known as

project Indy, we've held Hyperledger in very high regard," said

Timothy Ruff, CEO, Evernym. "Its vital role in moving distributed

ledger technology and its tremendous efficiencies and benefits into

the enterprise cannot be overstated. This is our goal as well. As

such, it's only natural for Evernym to officially join Hyperledger."


"We are thrilled to continue our ongoing support of Hyperledger's

collaborative effort to create and advance cross-industry blockchain

technologies," said Vijay Mehta, senior vice president, advanced

technology group, Experian Consumer Information Services. "As part of

our culture of innovation, we are constantly exploring new ideas to

use the power of data to help people and businesses make better


iownit capital and markets, Inc.

"We are excited to join Hyperledger and become part of a growing

community advancing the distributed ledger technology standards," said

Rashad Kurbanov, CEO of iownit capital and markets, Inc. "iownit is

building a next generation financial markets platform that leverages

blockchain technology to radically simplify and streamline capital

formation process. While still young, blockchain is a transformative

technology that will reshape financial services industry, and we are

proud to be at the forefront of this effort. We look forward to

working with the Hyperledger community and making it stronger."


"Kakaopay provides the most innovative online identification service

in Korea by leveraging blockchain technology," said Hoya Na, Chief

Technology Officer of Kakaopay. "We are excited to join Hyperledger

and The Linux Foundation. This cutting-edge technology will empower us

to introduce a new way to collaborate with customers and partners in

payment services and financial businesses."


"The power of blockchain is the power to create trust and transparency

in industries that desperately need both," said Sam Kim, Lucidity CEO.

"It's a challenge that must be taken on collectively, as there are

still technologies to build and standards to refine. That's why we're

excited to be joining Hyperledger, a collaborative effort to advance

cross-industry blockchain technologies. Together with Hyperledger, we

look forward to advancing the real-world applicability of blockchain



"We are delighted to be a part of the Hyperledger and The Linux

Foundation community," said Ted Tanner Jr., PokitDok Co-Founder and

CTO. "Hyperledger is the reference for creating enterprise-grade

blockchain systems and is proof positive that the network effect will

prosper in years to come, with collaboration occurring within the open

source industry."

Thinktecture AG

"We are excited to become members of Hyperledger and The Linux

Foundation, to support the open source ecosystem, and to further

extend our capabilities as a technology specialist for cross-platform,

cloud and blockchain applications," said Ingo Rammer, Co-Founder and

Managing Director of Thinktecture. "We provide tools and services to

make permissioned blockchain networks easier to deploy, manage, and

monitor. Given that Hyperledger Fabric is one of the most advanced

open-source platforms for enterprise-grade blockchain networks, we

have chosen it as one of the core supported technologies and look

forward to working more closely with the Hyperledger projects to

accelerate the adoption of distributed ledger technologies in

different industries."

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/.

Contact: Jessica Rampen The Linux Foundation/Hyperledger

jrampen@linuxfoundation.org 650.787.3548

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