Place/Date: San Francisco and Basel, Switzerland - December 19th, 2018 at 8:55 pm UTC · 7 min read
Contact: Jessica Rampen, Source: Hyperledger
Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, today announced Alibaba Cloud, Citi, Deutsche Telekom, we.trade and 12 more organizations have joined the project. This news came during day one of the inaugural Hyperledger Global Forum in Basel, Switzerland.
Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger, said:
“We are starting Global Forum off with a bang with this impressive line-up of new members. The growing Hyperledger community reflects the increasing importance of open source efforts to build enterprise blockchain technologies across industries and markets. The latest members showcase the widening interest in and impact of DLT and Hyperledger.”
Hyperledger is a multi-project, multi-stakeholder effort that includes multiple enterprise blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. These projects are the result of the hands-on, collaborative efforts of contributors around the world who strive to develop and maintain the code for the frameworks and tools as well as provide governance and organizational resources.
Hyperledger enables organizations to build solid, 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: Alibaba Cloud, BlockDao (Hangzhou) Information Technology, Citi, Deutsche Telekom, Guangzhishu (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd, Guangzhou Technology Innovation Space Information Technology Co., Ltd, KEB Hana Bank, HealthVerity, MediConCen, Techrock (formerly Walimai), we.trade and Xooa.
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 Association of Blockchain Developers of Saint Petersburg, Business School of Hunan University, Sun Yat-sun University and Wall Street Blockchain Alliance.
YI Li, Head of Alibaba Cloud Application Service, said:
“We are delighted to join Hyperledger. As one of the world’s top three IaaS providers, Alibaba Cloud strives to provide the best service possible with the highest regard for all customers. Alibaba Cloud‘s Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) is dedicated to providing a worldwide beneficial and trusted infrastructure. While concentrating on the underlying technology, we would also like to invite more partners to join us and co-create a greater blockchain business world.”
Jerry Li, COO, BlockDAO, said:
“We are honored to join the Hyperledger community, it is an important symbol of BlockDAO’s development route. BlockDAO is an independent blockchain technological community supported by OSChina, that aims to provide community services with code examination and development to blockchain projects. We will provide code support and security for the development of the blockchain industry. We’re very excited to now be a part of Hyperledger.”
Beth Devin, Head of Innovation Network & Emerging Technology at Citi Ventures:
“At Citi, we’re constantly evaluating how emerging technologies could solve real problems for our clients and create new growth opportunities in the wider business ecosystem. We believe blockchain has the potential to drive new forms of efficiency and develop new markets, and are pleased to join the Hyperledger project to advance our exploration.”
John Calian, SVP and Head of T-Labs, said:
“Developing our wholesale roaming application on Hyperledger Fabric came as a natural choice. Hyperledger Fabric offers business customers, like Deutsche Telekom and our related partners, a permissioned and open source development ecosystem that integrates production-ready identity management as well as refined confidentiality concepts for multi-stakeholder environments.That is exactly what enterprise customers require to transform their decentralized visions into reality and this is why we are happy to become part of the Hyperledger community.”
Sarah Zhang, Founder & CEO of Guangzhishu (Beijing) Technology, commented:
“Joining Hyperledger is a milestone for Guangzhishu (Beijing) Technology. Our anchor project, the Points (PTS) platform, is a fintech project that builds a secure, fast and scalable blockchain-based data collaboration protocol for better credit scoring and inclusive finance. We are very excited to be part of the Hyperledger community, and looking forward to working with the platform to shape an enterprise-grade secure and extensible data collaboration protocol that enables more users to access low cost and high quality financial services.”
Sandy Xie, CEO of Guangzhou Technology Innovation Space Information Technology Co., Ltd, said:
“If the birth of the Internet has triggered an intelligent revolution, then blockchain is the new engine of this intelligent revolution. We are happy to participate in building and developing the Hyperledger community. With the application of blockchain technology, we are dedicated to solving the bottleneck of the existing intellectual property industry. The birth of Flying Pard IP Trade Blockchain will change the ecosystem of present industry.”
Jun Seong Han, deputy president of KEB Hana Bank:
“KEB Hana Bank has three perspectives on blockchain – globalization, standardization and collaboration networks. We look forward to creating new business opportunities based on standardized technology as part of Hyperledger’s global community. Demand for mobile payments, such as mobile wallet, is increasing due to the rapid growth in cross-border payments. To support such demand, we need a new payment hub that can connect them globally. In response, KEB Hana Bank is creating the Global Loyalty Network (GLN), with a number of banks and payment providers. What’s most important for this project is a global standard technology, so we are joining Hyperledger for blockchain technology that our partners around the world can accept seamlessly.”
Andrew Kress, CEO of HealthVerity, said:
“HealthVerity is honored to join Hyperledger to help build and advance the development of open source blockchain technology within the healthcare industry. We’ve successfully used Hyperledger Fabric as part of HealthVerity Consent, our platform that allows organizations to aggregate and manage all individual consumer and patient preferences in one central location to comply with evolving privacy requirements. As we continue to transform how the modern healthcare enterprise makes critical and defining decisions, we look forward to the support and technical foundation from the Hyperledger community.”
David Liu, CTO of MediConCen Limited, said:
“By joining Hyperledger, we are pushing the boundaries of technology and applying blockchain to make an impact on how insurance and finance are operated. We believe any successful blockchain solution would require a combination of domain knowledge, understanding of regulations and technical knowhow, and partnership. With the strong support of our partners, we co-developed our first medical blockchain ecosystem with leading insurers in Hong Kong powered by Hyperledger Fabric.”
Edward Tsang, Chief Technology Officer, Techrock:
“We are excited to join the Hyperledger family and take part in the opportunity to collaborate with this forward-thinking and passionate community. The performance, reliability and scalability of Hyperledger is exactly what we need to take our blockchain-based anti-counterfeiting solution to the next level and deliver on our vision of creating a world free of counterfeit consumer goods.”
Roberto Mancone, Chief Operating Officer of we.trade:
“We.trade has used Hyperledger for the development of its robust, enterprise grade, production ready trade platform, which is currently licensing to banks in the market. Our role now as new member of Hyperledger is to continuously contribute to the development of blockchain solutions through distributed ledger technology and smart contracts, fostering innovation in the field of trade, finance, logistics, insurance, manufacturing and all those industries that will converge toward the development of efficient new business models.”
Assaf Kalderon, VP of Business Development at Xooa, said:
“We firmly believe that the arrival of Xooa marks a turning point for the adoption of immutable ledgers. Our goals is to transform blockchain by making it appealing to all developers. Xooa’s platform-as-a-service provides both a trusted datastore and a trusted network. It removes the need to manage blockchain infrastructure, enabling organizations to realize business benefits from trusted and immutable ledgers faster than was ever possible. We are thrilled to join the Hyperledger community and help broaden the adoption of Fabric-based applications.”
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