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Hyperledger Kicks Off 2018 With 27 New Members

Diverse set of new members includes leaders in healthcare, consulting, advertising, supply chain & technology

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, announced today that 27 new organizations have joined. As a multi-project, multi-stakeholder effort, Hyperledger incubates nine business blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, including Hyperledger Fabric, Hyperledger Iroha, Hyperledger Indy, Hyperledger Burrow, Hyperledger Quilt and Hyperledger Sawtooth, among others.

"Growth in membership continues to exceed our expectations," said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. "2018 looks very promising for production deployments, and I think we're just on the edge of this technology as part of a new Internet stack that will significantly impact the way we conduct business and society. We very much look forward to working with these new members."

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. It is a global collaboration of more than 185 organizations including leaders in finance, banking, IoT, supply chain, manufacturing and technology. The latest general members are: Aetna, Blockchain Training Alliance, 8base, Centra Tech, Dealer Market Exchange (DMX), Easy Visible Supply Chain Management, Elementrem, Eli Lilly & Company, Embleema, Filament, KrypC Corp, MetaX, PetroBloq, Pravici, PwC, Smartchains, Tencent Cloud, Thales, Turkcell, VitalHub Corp., and Ziggurat Technology.

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 include: Infrachain, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania, Produce Marketing Association, Smart Dubai Office, University College London, and Vilnius Gediminas Technical University.

New member quotes:


"Aetna looks forward to working with Hyperledger as a place to collaborate on the evolution of blockchain technology to understand firsthand the opportunities for corporate and healthcare industry adoption," said Robert Samuel, Sr. Director, Enterprise Architecture Technology Strategy and Research.

Blockchain Training Alliance

"We are excited to join Hyperledger and develop future professionals through relevant, accessible, and comprehensive training. Delivering value that accelerates the Hyperledger community is our ultimate goal," said Chad Decker, CEO, Blockchain Training Alliance. "We are dedicated to leading Hyperledger training efforts globally by promoting the highest standards of education and professional excellence that benefits both the learners and the Hyperledger Project."


"Joining Hyperledger is a significant step for 8base in making blockchain enterprise-ready and accelerating our customers' journey to production," said Albert Santalo, CEO, 8base. "Our commitment to Hyperledger will help enterprise-grade blockchain technology adoption and will enable 8base to innovate in the most demanding applications."

Centra Tech

"Centra is thrilled and honored to be working with the Hyperledger community," said Chase Zimmerman, Chief Marketing Officer, Centra Tech. "Our goal is to create a world connected to cryptocurrencies with our four core products including the Centra Wallet to store digital assets, the Centra Card to spend digital assets, as well as two soon to be released products and services - the Centra Marketplace to buy goods with digital assets and the cryptocurrency Centra Exchange platform to buy, sell and trade digital assets. We believe with our Centra team and the Hyperledger network that has been established, we are able to raise the stakes and reach new heights delivering the very best products and services available."

Dealer Market Exchange

"Hyperledger is truly a unique group to work with. Our DMX Foundry team is right now forging the dealership model of tomorrow in blockchain. Being the leading open source collaborative effort advancing cross-industry blockchain technologies hosted by The Linux Foundation, we could not have entered a greater partnership opportunity," said Jason Bennick, CEO and Co-Founder, Dealer Market Exchange. "Changing 100 years of industry habit and legacy technology will not be easy. We're confident that with the business blockchain frameworks that Hyperledger provides, DMX will realize this change in earnest; migrating dealerships, manufacturers, and consumers well into the 21st century."

Easy Visible Supply Chain Management

"Easy Visible is an early adopter of blockchain technology. Back to 2016 we started to build a Hyperledger Fabric based supply chain financing platform. This platform has served many customers including trade companies and banks. They have benefited from what we provide -- more trustworthy and transparent trade context, significantly improved efficiency, and reduced risk," said Ling Shao, CTO, Easy Visible. "We are thrilled to join the Hyperledger community and we believe our unique understanding and demonstration of supply chain finance with the underlying Hyperledger technology will bridge the gaps between hyperledger community and supply chain industry."


"We have no doubt that Hyperledger will become a necessity for enterprise blockchain," said Isaiah Kim, Founder and CEO, Elementrem. "It is a great pleasure for us to carry out the project with this vibrant community. At Elementrem, we are well aware of how important it is to migrate existing information into blockchain in a flexible way in order for companies to be able to process their new information for evolving business needs. We will work together with Hyperledger to help companies utilize blockchain effectively as a familiar interface regardless of their type of information."

Eli Lilly & Company

"Eli Lilly and Company is a global healthcare leader that discovers and develops medicines to help people live longer, healthier, more active lives," said Mike Meadows, CTO, Eli Lilly & Company. "We believe healthcare is on the verge of a technology revolution. As a result, we are excited to join The Linux Foundation and Hyperledger, reinforcing our commitment to the open-source community and partnering on the potential for blockchain technologies within healthcare."


"We are delighted to join the Hyperledger open source consortium and look forward to contributing to the advancement of blockchain in healthcare," said Robert Chu, CEO, Embleema Inc. "We are fully committed to leveraging blockchain for delivering better care to patients and working with the Hyperledger community to make the technology the next standard for patient-centric applications."


"Filament is focused on taking enterprise and industrial IoT connectivity benefits to the next level and we believe blockchain will enable new business models for entire industries," said Allison Clift-Jennings, CEO, Filament. "Joining Hyperledger is invaluable, as we can collaborate with a powerful community to move blockchain and IoT centric solutions forward that are likely to be game changers for all businesses with critical data."

KrypC Corp

"KrypC is a global technology company, delivering enterprise-grade blockchain products and solutions to the public and private sector. Joining Hyperledger is not just a great pleasure for us, but a natural step forward in our evangelization of blockchain technology's innate business value," said Ravi Jagannathan, CEO, KrypC Corp. "Our flagship product 'KrypCore' is a configurable, zero coding platform. It integrates businesses' value chains, automates processes and enables all network participants and contributors to steer their business with ease. We strongly feel that our collaboration and contribution towards Hyperledger's open source community mission will create enormous value for the entire ecosystem in delivering 'future proofed' innovative solutions."


"We are excited to join Hyperledger and become involved in their open source community," said Alanna Gombert, CRO, MetaX. "Our adChain protocol is focused on translating and deploying digital advertising standards cross-chain and Hyperledger is an important addition. We are looking forward to the work ahead!"


"PetroBloq's mission is to provide the energy industry with world-class blockchain based platforms," said Alex Blyumkin, CEO of PetroBloq which is a subsidiary of Petroteq Energy Inc. "Our involvement with Hyperledger and The Linux Foundation is a crucial part of our mission. We are inviting global oil producers and other industry participants to join our PetroBLOQ consortium, so together we can change the industry."


"Pravici has vast experience implementing loyalty programs and technologies. Our client roster includes some of the largest and most successful companies in the world of automobiles, travel and transportation, and captive finance," said Mahesh Balan, CEO, Pravici. "We are very excited to now be able to deliver blockchain (and DLT) solutions to these same corporate clients. Pravici is using Hyperledger Fabric to deliver a Tokenized Loyalty Platform (TLP), and helping these customers to integrate the TLP with popular loyalty products such as Oracle's Loyalty Cloud and Oracle's Siebel Loyalty. We are thrilled to be part of Hyperledger." 


"We are excited to become members of Hyperledger," said Steve Davies, Global Blockchain Leader, PwC. "Having actively worked with Hyperledger for some time, this decision is reflective of our desire to take our involvement to the next level and become a participant and contributor to the foundation. PwC has developed a global network of blockchain specialists, working with clients across multiple industries to explore this emerging technology and bring it to life for business."

Tencent Cloud

"Blockchain technology has shown a promising prospect of application in the finance industry, and we've developed our vertical solutions around industry usage scenarios to help financial institutions to obtain a stable, reliable and flexible blockchain service," said Qiu Yuepeng, vice president of Tencent and president of Tencent Cloud. "To better drive the development of smart finance, we are looking forward to joining Hyperledger and helping financial institutions develop services based on blockchain."


"Digital security is our business. For more than 30 years, Thales has helped financial institutions, global enterprises and government organizations think smarter and act faster – making life better and keeping us safer," said Jon Geater, Chief Technology Officer at Thales eSecurity. "In a world that is increasingly fast moving and unpredictable we need technology solutions that can keep us one step ahead of the threat. Blockchain technology is rapidly becoming a key component of high integrity connected systems and we are very pleased to join the impressive Hyperledger community to build a secure and trusted digital future."


"Thanks to the first wave of digitalization, we have become familiar with the IOT, cloud solutions, virtual reality, big data, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles and many other new techno trends," said Mine Şenuysal Özgür, IT Director at Turkcell Finansman. "These revolutionary technologies have made our life easier, enabling us to access anything we want. While the radically novel approaches offered by digitals still prevail, a totally different pioneer has recently become popular. 'Blockchain' has emerged as a new system that proves the possibility of techno platforms being consolidated on one platform, thus reducing workload and process transactions. It appears to be the foundation of secure for the future. The collective power of the system leads our life in terms of numerous innovative gains and gives rise to radical changes. We are proud to be a part of Hyperledger in the development of the new generation blockchain, which has made a quantum leap in global asset transfer due to the positive and disruptive effects of the said changes, reduced the cost and duration of transactions and restored the feeling of trust."


"We are excited about the opportunity to work alongside world-leading corporations, consultancies, and organizations across the technology sector, to develop commercially viable and scalable blockchain solutions," said Dan Matlow, CEO, VitalHub. "The combination of VitalHub's healthcare domain expertise, along with Hyperledger's depth and collaboration will enable us to develop impactful healthcare blockchain applications aligned with our customer's needs, with global applicability and impact. We are well underway in our or effort to build healthcare applications that leverage blockchain technology and the Hyperledger platform."

Ziggurat Technology

"As a Chinese creative technology startup company with several Hyperledger core developers, [Ziggurat] has just had its 1st birthday. We feel proud to be acknowledged by the core circle of the international blockchain technology community, and to have the opportunity to contribute, together with all the other important members, to The Linux Foundation and Hyperledger," said Tang Ling, CEO, Ziggurat. "Based on Hyperledger, we have already developed a series of tools that aim precisely at the current needs of the global creative industries such as BaaS and SDK. This is also the very primary reason why I founded Ziggurat: always base on clients, and to explore the driving force blockchain technology can bring to the progressing of the society, civilisation and economy."

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/.

Jessica Rampen
The Linux Foundation/Hyperledger 
[email protected] 

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