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Hyperledger Project Adds 17 New Members, Including Samsung SDS

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by Tatsiana Yablonskaya · 3 min read
Hyperledger Project Adds 17 New Members, Including Samsung SDS
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New companies will contribute to the development of a cross-industry open standard for distributed ledgers.

Hyperledger Project, a global collaboration including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing, and technology, has announced today that the number of its members has increased.

“There’s been a tremendous response to our vision for creating an open community for blockchain technology and we’re proud to be celebrating this member milestone,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of Hyperledger Project. “At a growth rate of nearly two new members joining per week — there’s no telling where we’ll be at by the end of the year – I look forward to working with this growing community to further our open blockchain development efforts.”

According to official press release, 17 new companies have joined Hyperledger Project in an effort to create an open standard for distributed ledgers for a new generation of transactional applications.

The latest members of global project are: Cloud Security Alliance, Energy Blockchain Laboratory, Global Peersafe Technology Corp., Inuit Foundation – University of Rome “Tor Vergata,” Intuit, Investrata Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship (IFSE), iRootech Technology Co., Ltd, MIRACL UK Limited, Netki, Nxt Foundation, Orange Magic Cube (GoX Tech), Samsung SDS, Sany Heavy Group Co., Ltd, Tai Cloud Corp., Union Mobile Pay E-Commerce Co., Ltd., Wutongtree and Yunphant Blockchain.

“As one of the earliest players in research and practice on Blockchain, a distributed ledger technology, Wutongtree is pretty honored to join Hyperledger Project,” said Chen Jianxiong, CEO of Wutongtree, one of the organizations that has recently joined the Project. “While we serve our customers with Blockchain technology, we acknowledge several constraints in adaptability, performance and security. We recognize the open-source solution of Hyperledger meets customer’s real needs for corporate clients, and also provides wide adaptability and security. Joining Hyperledger will not only strengthen the cooperation with it, but also contribute our owned output positively.”

Deng Di, Founder and CEO of Tai Cloud, echoes: “Tai Cloud is honored to join the Hyperledger Project, and shall make efforts to enlarge Hyperledger’s influence in China hereafter. Tai Cloud will actively get involved in the Hyperledger community, advancing the blockchain ecosystem and promoting blockchain’s extensive application to serve as the credible infrastructure in the inclusive finance and shared economy.”

Hyperledger Project unites companies all over the world to develop robust, industry-oriented applications, platforms and hardware systems that will create an enterprise grade, open source distributed ledger framework and code base.

According to the recent announcement of Hyperledger Project, it has signed up Airbus, one of the leading airplane producers, as a premier member of the project. The company will take active part in the further development of the project. The partnership demonstrates the growing interest of the airline sector in the technology underlying bitcoin.

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