New event hosted by The Linux Foundation brings together leaders in open source technology and the financial services industry

SAN FRANCISCO, August 23, 2018The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the agenda of sessions and speakers for Open FinTech Forum, taking place October 10-11 in New York.

Featured sessions include:

 

  • Enterprise Blockchain Adoption – Trends and Predictions – Saurabh Gupta, HfS Research
  • Build Intelligent Applications with Azure Cognitive Service and CNTK – Bhakthi Liyanage, Bank of America
  • Why Two Sigma Contributes to Open Source – Julia Meinwald, Two Sigma
  • Real-World Kubernetes Use Cases in Financial Services: Lessons learned from Capital One, BlackRock and Bloomberg – Jeffrey Odom, Capital One; Michael Francis, BlackRock; Kevin Fleming, Bloomberg; Paris Pittman, Google; and Ron Miller, TechCrunch
  • Smart Money Bets on Open Source Adoption in AI/ML Fintech Applications – Laila Paszti, GTC Law Group P.C.
  • Three Cs to an Open Source Program Office – Justin Rackliffe, Fidelity Investments
  • Distributed Ledger Technology Deployments & Use Cases in Financial Services – Hanna Zubko, IntellectEU; Jesse Chenard, MonetaGo; Umar Farooq, JP Morgan; Julio Faura, Santander Bank; and Robert Hackett, Fortune

Updated keynotes include:

  • AI in the Real World: Today and Tomorrow – Hilary Mason, Cloudera
  • Adapting Kubernetes for Machine Learning Workflows – Ania Musial and Keith Laban, Bloomberg

The full agenda is available here.

Focusing on the intersection of financial services and open source, Open FinTech Forum will provide CIOs and senior technologists guidance on building internal open source programs as well as an in-depth look at cutting-edge open source technologies, including AI, blockchain/distributed ledger and Kubernetes/containers, which drive efficiencies and flexibility.

Registration is $995 for both days of the event. Those wishing to only attend the first day, consisting of keynotes along with a series of tutorials and working discussions around containers, cloud native, blockchain, establishing an open source program office, using open source, complying with open source licenses and contributing to open source may do so for $449. Registration for only the second day, which includes technical tracks and keynotes, is $649. Additional academic, non-profit and CIO discounts are available as well; details are available on the event registration page.

The Linux Foundation events are where the world’s leading technologists meet, collaborate, learn and network in order to advance innovations that support the world’s largest shared technologies.

Members of the press who would like to request a press pass to attend should contact Dan Brown at dbrown@linuxfoundation.org.

Open FinTech Forum is made possible thanks to sponsors Black Duck by Synopsys, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, GitLab and Sensu.

Additional Resources

YouTube: Why Attend Linux Foundation Events (https://youtu.be/X_rLxfmLlYY)

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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First time event to encourage collaboration between leaders in open source technology and the financial services industry

SAN FRANCISCO, August 9, 2018The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the keynote speakers for Open FinTech Forum, taking place October 10-11 in New York.

Focusing on the intersection of financial services and open source, Open FinTech Forum will provide CIOs and senior technologists guidance on building internal open source programs as well as an in-depth look at cutting-edge open source technologies, including AI, blockchain/distributed ledger, Kubernetes/containers and quantum computing, which all can be leveraged to drive efficiencies and flexibility.

Keynote speakers include:

    • Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger
    • Sally Eaves, Chief Technology Officer, Strategic Adviser and Member of the Forbes Technology Council
    • Yuri Litvinovich, Senior Cloud Engineer, Scotiabank
    • Hilary Mason, General Manager of Machine Learning, Cloudera
    • Rob Palatnick, Managing Director and Chief Technology Architect, DTCC
    • Bob Sutor, Vice President for IBM Q Strategy and Ecosystem, IBM Research

The full event agenda will be announced on August 23rd.

Registration is $995 for both days of the event. Those wishing to only attend the first day, which consists of an open source strategy workshop, keynotes, and 4 tutorials covering containers, cloud native, blockchain and security, may do so for $449. Registration for only the second day, which includes technical tracks and keynotes, is $649. Additional academic, non-profit and CIO discounts are available as well; details are available on the event registration page.

The Linux Foundation events are where the world’s leading technologists meet, collaborate, learn and network in order to advance innovations that support the world’s largest shared technologies.

Members of the press who would like to request a press pass to attend should contact Dan Brown at dbrown@linuxfoundation.org.

Open FinTech Forum is made possible thanks to sponsors Black Duck by Synopsys, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, GitLab and Sensu.

Additional Resources

YouTube: Why Attend Linux Foundation Events (https://youtu.be/X_rLxfmLlYY)

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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Plans first worldwide meeting for fast growing community with Hyperledger Global Forum

SAN FRANCISCO – (July 31, 2018) – Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, today announced it has surpassed the 250 member mark with the addition of nine new members. To fuel further growth and collaboration, this worldwide community is invited to take part in Hyperledger Global Forum from December 12-15 in Basel, Switzerland.

Hyperledger is a multi-project, multi-stakeholder effort that includes 10 business blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. New code contributions and community development continues to advance all of these frameworks and tools, translating into milestones like the recent release of Hyperledger Fabric 1.2.

“While July is traditionally a quiet month, we’ve been quite busy hitting some key community and technology milestones,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “Heading into the second half of the year, we are focused on continuing our growth and advancing our open source, multiple framework approach to meet the increasingly diverse applications for blockchain technology. As we plan for the Hyperledger Global Forum, we will be calling on these new members and the entire ecosystem to keep driving the vision and technology forward to scale to meet the global demand for blockchain-powered businesses.”

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: Coil, ChainDigit, Chainyard, DigiCert, LG CNS, Omnitude, Tierion and UTRUST.

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 Kiva.

New member quotes:

ChainDigit

“We’re excited to contribute to Hyperledger’s fantastic efforts to build DLT frameworks and tools that could fundamentally change the way businesses operate in the future,” said Jimjees Abraham, Managing Partner at ChainDigit. “Our focus is always on ‘ease of adoption’ of Hyperledger frameworks to deliver the full potential of this breakthrough technology. Our Hyperledger membership will help us collaborate with the community on innovative solutions for faster and easier network deployment, integration with existing core systems and in-depth training. We look forward to helping our customers at every stage, from conception to successful deployment of their processes, using Hyperledger Fabric to help them develop enterprise applications that improve their overall business processes and functions.”

Chainyard

“We are very excited to be moving from a contributor to general member with Hyperledger.  This gives us more opportunities to co-create value that will directly benefit the blockchain open source ecosystem,” said Isaac Kunkel, Chainyard’s consulting services lead.  “Blockchain will change the way many industries operate. Hyperledger is significant to the development and adoption of blockchain technologies. We’re excited to learn from and share what we’ve learned with the broader Hyperledger community.”

Coil

“Coil is building a better business model for the web and believes this can only be achieved through open standards,” said Stefan Thomas, Coil founder. “It was an easy decision to join Hyperledger in order to support the work on open-source blockchain solutions. We’re directly contributing to Hyperledger Quilt and see a lot of synergy between the scalable private blockchains developed at Hyperledger and Codius, our open, decentralized computing platform.”

DigiCert

“We are excited to be part of the Linux Foundation and contribute to the Hyperledger project,” said DigiCert CTO Dan Timpson. “At DigiCert, we are focused on creating cutting-edge technologies where usability and security are part of the design from the beginning. As a Certificate Authority, validation and authentication form the cornerstone of our architecture, and we are thrilled to share our knowledge and expertise in these fields with the open source community and the Hyperledger family. We are looking forward to working with leading organizations to maximize their security when using platforms such as Hyperledger.”

LG CNS

“LG CNS is a leading global IT service provider with 11 overseas subsidiaries. We support numerous industries such as Energy, Transportation, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Banking/Finance, Public Sector and more with our technology expertise in Cloud Computing, AI/Big Data, IoT, Mobile and Blockchain,“ said Young Shub Kim, CEO of LG CNS. “We are excited to join Hyperledger, and we hope to bring new innovation and business together through the community.”

Omnitude

“Omnitude is a broad middleware layer that will drive mainstream adoption of blockchain in business. Rather than focusing on an end-to-end vertical integration of blockchain solutions, Omnitude is able to slot into existing ecosystems in businesses to enable them to benefit from additional layers of security and trust,” said Chris Painter, CEO of Omnitude. “By joining Hyperledger, we join a growing, vibrant community of blockchain advocates that will help us develop our technology and bring blockchain to businesses everywhere. We’re excited to be part of such a diverse and distinguished membership.”

Tierion

“Tierion is on a mission to simplify trust. That’s why we created Chainpoint as an open source technology to anchor data to the blockchain,” said Wayne Vaughan, CEO of Tierion. “We see a future where blockchains safeguard the world’s data. We look forward to working with the Hyperledger community to accelerate the adoption of Chainpoint, and help organizations reduce the cost and complexity of trust.”

UTRUST

“We are happy to be working with the Hyperledger community and contributing to the blockchain revolution,” said Nuno Correia, CEO of UTRUST. “Joining Hyperledger will allow us to explore and develop innovative approaches to the payment sector. For example, we aim to shift to a decentralized dispute and mediation model for when something goes wrong with a purchase. We want to make sure all of our clients have access to the most transparent and safest way of buying with cryptocurrencies.”

Join industry peers in helping build and shape the ecosystem for blockchain technologies, use cases and applications. More information on joining Hyperledger as a member organization can be found here: https://www.hyperledger.org/members/join.

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/.

Open FinTech

Speak at Open FinTech Forum, coming up this fall in New York.

Focusing on the intersection of financial services and open source, Open FinTech Forum will provide CIOs and senior technologists guidance on building internal open source programs and an in-depth look at cutting edge open source technologies including AI, Blockchain, Cloud Native & Kubernetes/Containers, Quantum Computing that can be leveraged to drive efficiencies and flexibility.

The call for speaking proposals is open through July 21st. If you are interested in sharing your experience with this audience, we’d like to hear from you. We’re looking for talks including project roadmaps from key community developers to use cases from those IT professionals in financial services or related verticals on their open source implementations.

Learn more about the CFP process, see a full list of suggested topics and submit by July 21. Update: The CFP closed on July 21. If you’re interested in speaking at other Linux Foundation events, learn more here: https://events.linuxfoundation.org/.

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Already confirmed Open FinTech Forum 2018 speakers include:

  • Chris Aniszczyk, CTO/COO, Cloud Native Computing Foundationand Co-Founder, TODO Group
  • Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger
  • Karen Copenhaver, Leading IP Strategist
  • Sally Eaves, CTO, Professor of FinTech Practice, Global Strategic Advisor and Author, Forbes Technology Council
  • Ibrahim Haddad, Vice President of R&D, Samsung Electronics
  • Keith Laban, Software Engineer, Bloomberg
  • Yuri Litvinovich, Senior Cloud Engineer, Scotia Bank
  • Ania Musial, Senior Software Engineer, Machine Learning Platform, Bloomberg
  • Robert Palatnick, Managing Director and Chief Technology Architect, DTCC
  • Jason Poley, Distinguished Engineer/VP Cloud Architect, Barclays
  • Justin Rackliffe, Director, Open Source Governance at Fidelity Investments
  • Kate Stewart, Senior Director of Strategic Projects, The Linux Foundation
  • Bob Sutor, Vice President for IBM Q Strategy and Ecosystem, IBM Research

The full schedule of sessions will be announced in August.

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Open FinTech Forum will better inform IT decision-makers about the open technologies driving digital transformation and how to best utilize an open source strategy and implementation to enable new products, services and capabilities; increase IT efficiencies; establish and strengthen internal license compliance programs; attract top level talent; and train existing talent on the latest disruptive technologies. Register now to attend.

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Brian Behlendorf

Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger project, has been named one of the top 10 influential voices in the blockchain world by the New York Times.

Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger project, has been named one of the top 10 influential voices in the blockchain world, in a New York Times commentary titled “The People Leading the Blockchain Revolution.” Blockchain technologywhich encompasses smart contracts, distributed ledgers, and more—is already transforming contracts, payment processing, asset protection, and supply chain management.

In the article, Behlendorf is credited with driving the evolution and widespread adoption of numerous essential blockchain platforms and tools.

“Mr. Behlendorf has helped bring in other big names who are helping to make Hyperledger the focus of much of the corporate and governmental interest in blockchains today,” the Times reports.

“Hyperledger now oversees several different blockchain projects, but its biggest product is Fabric, which is being used by everyone from Walmart to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Mr. Behlendorf, meanwhile, has tried to make sure the technology has kept its open-source soul even as it has begun to go mainstream” states the article.

Behlendorf is no stranger to protecting the open source soul of major projects or building strong open source communities. He was a primary developer of Apache Web server and a founding member of the Apache Group, which later became the Apache Software Foundation.

“There is exciting stuff going on with blockchain and real-world problems are being solved,” Behlendorf said during a recent keynote address at Token Fest, a leading blockchain exhibition and conference. In his address, he provides details on how Hyperledger’s tools and platforms are being used right now.

You can watch the complete presentation below and find out much more in this article as well as on the Hyperledger website.

Rapid growth in demand for blockchain technology expertise inspires new training and certification options from host of popular Hyperledger project

SAN FRANCISCO, June 28, 2018The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced enrollment is now open for a new LFS170x – Blockchain: Understanding Its Uses and Implications training course, as well as for a Blockchain for Business professional certificate program. Offered through the edX training platform, the new course and program provide a way to learn about the impact of blockchain technologies and a means to demonstrate that knowledge.

LFS170x is a free course offering an introduction to blockchain distributed ledger technology and how it is changing the way business is executed. The Blockchain for Business professional certificate requires students to obtain a verified certificate for the new LFS170x as well as the existing LFS171x – Blockchain for Business: An Introduction to Hyperledger Technologies course.

“In the span of only a year or two, blockchain has gone from something seen only as related to cryptocurrencies to a necessity for businesses across a wide variety of industries,” said Linux Foundation General Manager, Training & Certification Clyde Seepersad. “Providing a free introductory course designed not only for technical staff but business professionals will help improve understanding of this important technology, while offering a certificate program through edX will enable professionals from all over the world to clearly demonstrate their expertise. The Linux Foundation is proud to host Hyperledger as a collaborative project.”

Blockchain-related jobs are the second-fastest growing in today’s labor market according to TechCrunch. The new program is designed for the business professional who needs to understand the potential – or threat – of blockchain to their company and industry. Armed with better information of the blockchain landscape, this program will help them rise to new challenges in their current role by giving them a new dimension on which they can add value to their employer.

“We are honored to work with the Linux Foundation to offer a Professional Certificate program in Blockchain for Business,” said Anant Agarwal, edX CEO and MIT Professor. “As demand for Blockchain-related jobs increases across all industries, we are pleased to offer this introductory program to help our learners gain the knowledge needed to advance in this field. Professional Certificate programs on edX deliver career-relevant education in a flexible, affordable way, by focusing on the critical skills industry leaders and successful professionals are seeking today.”

LFS170x – Blockchain: Understanding Its Uses and Implications

LFS170x covers all the main concepts of what blockchain is, how it began as a triple ledger system first introduced for the administration of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, and how it is now applied to all aspects of business including government, banking, supply chains, and a host of other industries. The course also analyzes the concept of transparent ledgers, both public and permissioned, and focuses on using cryptography to achieve consensus, immutability, and governance of transactions.

The online course, accessible from anywhere in the world, also takes a deep dive into the various use cases of blockchain, complete with analyzing real examples of how different industries are executing the technology and improving their business.

Students should expect to learn:

  • What a blockchain is
  • Blockchain’s impact and potential for change around the world
  • How blockchain is applied to all aspects of business
  • Some of the immediate blockchain use cases in technology, business, and enterprise products and institutions

LFS170x was developed by experts from the Blockchain Training Alliance including CTO Ernesto Lee, Senior Instructor Kris Bennett and Director of Education Rosa Santos.

Registration for the course is available now with an official start date of August 1, 2018 at no cost. Students may add a verified certificate of completion for $99. Registration is open at https://www.edx.org/course/understanding-blockchain-and-its-implications.

Professional Certification: Blockchain for Business

The professional Blockchain for Business Certificate is awarded to students who complete both LFS170x and LFS171x with verified certificates of completion. Students who complete this program will have demonstrated they have learned:

  • How to describe business blockchain and distributed ledger technologies to audiences with varying experience
  • Blockchain’s impact and potential for change around the world
  • Immediate blockchain use cases in technology, business, and enterprise products and institutions
  • Familiarity with current Hyperledger projects and cross-industry use cases
  • How to build simple applications on top of Hyperledger Sawtooth and Hyperledger Fabric
  • How to perform clean installations of the Hyperledger Sawtooth and Hyperledger Fabric frameworks

Students may register for both courses and the certificate program for a discounted price of $178.20 for a limited time, a $19.80 savings over registering for the courses with certificates of completion separately. Details can be found at https://www.edx.org/professional-certificate/linuxfoundationx-blockchain-for-business.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

New Members BGI Shenzhen, JD.com, Lenovo, Shenzhen Ultrachain Technologies Part of Growing China Base

SAN FRANCISCO – (June 27, 2018) – Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, today announced 11 new members. The newest members hail from the U.S., Europe and Asia with a major wave of the new members from China.

Hyperledger has gained significant traction as a multi-project, multi-stakeholder effort and includes 10 business blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. While Hyperledger development and membership remains a global affair, the blockchain explosion in China is driving a new pace of adoption and innovation in the market. A recent infographic looked at data from China and showed that 20% make up the Hyperledger membership base and 10% of  contributors are from China.

“As blockchain technologies continue to prove their value in increasingly diverse applications, Hyperledger continues to gain traction and investment from an increasingly diverse membership base,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “We have members of all sizes from close to 30 countries that are transforming healthcare, financial services, supply chain management, digital identity management and other online and cloud-based businesses and services. Of late, it’s been exciting to see the rush of innovation in China and other Asian countries, where we have a large and growing base. However, we recognize that, thanks to our diverse community, enterprise blockchain technology is impacting companies and users around the world.”

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: Beike Finance, BGI Shenzhen Co., Ltd., Bit Game Foundation, Circulor, JD.com, Kyra Solutions, Lenovo, NuCypher, Optherium Labs, Shenzhen Onething Technologies and Shenzhen Ultrachain Technologies.

New member quotes:

Beike Finance

“The core business of Beike Finance is to provide financial services for real estate and home-servicing-related industries throughout China,” said Ling Kong, CEO of Beike Finance. “Through Fintech and our control of the transaction ecosystem, we aim to further standardize the industry through technology and process, thus providing relevant financial services as well as continuously improving the customer experience. This mindset is inseparable from leveraging breakthrough technological advances such as blockchain. Therefore, Beike Finance is elated to be a member of Hyperledger. We have set up a professional team to build and contribute back to the Hyperledger community, and are looking forward to communicating and interacting with other Hyperledger members to innovate applications of blockchain in the business sector.”

BGI Shenzhen Co., Ltd

“As the largest genome sequencing center in the world, BGI provides comprehensive sequencing and bioinformatics services for medical, agricultural and environmental applications. With the rapid development of high-throughput sequencing technology, we are now stepping into the Age of Data Life. When we produce and use medical and healthcare data for precision medicine or scientific research, it is also of great importance to keep an eye on data security and personal privacy,” said Meng Yang, Director of BGI Blockchain Initiative. “Today we are very pleased to join the Hyperledger family and looking forward to collaborating in our goal to deliver innovative blockchain solutions in the life science community, achieve the goal of personal privacy protection, and finally build a sustainable ecosystem of data sharing and application.”

Bit Game Foundation

“I am very glad that BIT.GAME is a member of Hyperledger,” said Eric Sun, CEO of BIT.GAME. “BIT.GAME is a token exchange and asset trading platform as well as a technology provider that serves Blockchain Game. BIT.GAME provides an incubation platform for Blockchain Game that helps game developers get invested based on DAICO. In addition,  BIT.GAME offers a complete technical solution designed for Blockchain Game developers that will be further strengthened by our work with Hyperledger.”

Circulor

“Circulor is using distributed ledger technology to transform the supply chain for the metals in batteries used within electric vehicles and consumer electronics. Our mission is to help manufacturers ensure the materials they use are not mined using child labour, nor sourced from areas of conflict,” said Douglas Johnson-Poensgen, CEO of Circulor. “We are excited to join Hyperledger because we believe in the efficacy of open-source software development. We also feel that Hyperledger is a thriving and growing community co-developing an enterprise-grade platform, which is familiar to many of our target industrial users.”

JD.com

“Blockchain technology is a revolution that can facilitate mutual trust in business and improve operational efficiency. The Hyperledger community is highly productive and has extensive practical experience. We are pleased to join this big family and will build win-win collaborations in the near future,” said Dr. Pei Jian, the Head of the Blockchain Technology team at JD.com. “JD.com will make full use of its own advances in big data, cloud computing and well-established bonds with enormous suppliers worldwide to build a blockchain-based ecosystem and accomplish new commercial values. Currently, blockchain has been used in the products of anti-counterfeiting traceability in JD.com for promoting and securing high-quality products.”

Lenovo

“Becoming a member of the Hyperledger community helps us explore all the possibilities blockchain opens up across industries,” said Dr. Yong Rui, Lenovo’s Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President. “We have identified this emerging technology as a key element in our investment strategy for cloud-enabled technologies. Along with other members, Lenovo will help drive the development of Hyperledger as well as blockchain technologies and to build a global blockchain ecosystem so that this technology can benefit customers and the industry.”

NuCypher

“As a member of Hyperledger, NuCypher will contribute its expertise in data privacy and security to help further commercial adoption of distributed ledgers,” said Derek Pierre, NuCypher’s Business Development Lead. “The goals of NuCypher and Hyperledger are aligned, and proxy re-encryption fulfills the promise of distributed ledger technology as it relates to secure data sharing and collaboration. We are very excited to bring proxy re-encryption to the Hyperledger ecosystem.”

Optherium Labs

“Hyperledger’s tools have been essential to building the Ecosystem we envisioned when we first set out to make the digital economy accessible and scalable to the world, from the largest financial institutions down to individual users,” said Serge Beck, CEO of Optherium Labs. “Joining Hyperledger as a member is a natural step for Optherium, and we look forward to working with the community to build the global infrastructure needed to realize the true potential of blockchain-based solutions.”

Shenzhen Onething Technologies

“We are very honored to join the Hyperledger community and look forward to contributing our experience in advancing cross-industry blockchain technologies and setting industry standards,” said Lei Chen, CEO of Xunlei and Onething, at Xunlei Limited. “Our high-performance blockchain platform ThunderChain opened up recently. A variety of applications are being developed on it for all walks of life. Becoming a member of Hyperledger will help us accelerate the connection between blockchain technology and the real economy.”

Shenzhen Ultrachain Technologies

“We’re honored to join Hyperledger,” said Louis Lin, Founder and Chief Executive of ULTRACHAIN TECH. “In terms of performance, architecture, and community, Hyperledger has many advantages. We look forward to working with Hyperledger to help the global community build the underlying technology platform of the blockchain, and use the technical features of the blockchain to help partners carry out traditional business transformation and new business construction.”

Join industry peers in helping build and shape the ecosystem for blockchain technologies, use cases and applications. More information on joining Hyperledger as a member organization can be found here: https://www.hyperledger.org/members/join

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/

Hyperledger Global Forum

Submit your proposal to speak at Hyperledger Global Forum.

Share your Hyperledger expertise with 1200+ users and contributors of Hyperledger projects from across the globe.

Developers, vendors and enterprise end users working on business blockchain technologies will converge in Basel this December for the inaugural Hyperledger Global Forum. Open to members and non-members alike, attendees will get to talk directly with Hyperledger project maintainers and the Technical Steering Committee, collaborate with other organizations on ideas that will directly impact the future of Hyperledger, and promote their work among the communities.

The event will feature technical and business tracks covering a range of topics and technologies including: Distributed Ledger and Smart Contracts 101; Roadmaps for Hyperledger projects; and cross-industry talks on use cases in development. Submit a talk to speak at Hyperledger Global Forum to share your expertise and learnings.

Learn more about how to submit a proposal, important dates, suggested technical and business topics, and sample submissions. Deadline to submit proposals is Friday, July 13, so apply today!

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Fast growing, diverse membership base continues to fuel innovation and adoption for enterprise blockchain

SAN FRANCISCO – (May 30, 2018) – 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 Poland).

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

“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 Ireland.

Evernym

“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.”

Experian

“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 decisions.”

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

“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.”

Lucidity

“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 technology.”

PokitDok

“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/.

Hyperledger

A recent webinar, Get Involved: How to Get Started with Hyperledger Projects, focuses particularly on making Hyperledger projects more approachable.

Few technology trends have as much momentum as blockchain — which is now impacting industries from banking to healthcare. The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project is helping drive this momentum as well as providing leadership around this complex technology, and many people are interested in getting involved. In fact, Hyperledger nearly doubled its membership in 2017 and recently added Deutsche Bank as a new member.  

A recent webinar, Get Involved: How to Get Started with Hyperledger Projects, focuses particularly on making Hyperledger projects more approachable. The free webinar is now available online and is hosted by David Boswell, Director of Ecosystem at Hyperledger and Tracy Kuhrt, Community Architect.

Hyperledger Fabric, Sawtooth, and Iroha

Hyperledger currently consists of 10 open source projects, seven that are in incubation and three that have graduated to active status.  “The three active projects are Hyperledger Fabric, Hyperledger Sawtooth, and Hyperledger Iroha,” said Boswell.

Fabric is a platform for distributed ledger solutions, underpinned by a modular architecture. “One of the major features that Hyperledger Fabric has is a concept called channels. Channels are a private sub-network of communication between two or more specific network members for the purpose of conducting private and confidential transactions.”

According to the website, Hyperledger Iroha is designed to be easy to incorporate into infrastructural projects requiring distributed ledger technology. It features simple construction, with emphasis on mobile application development.

Hyperledger Sawtooth is a modular platform for building, deploying, and running distributed ledgers, and you can find out more about it in this post.  One of the main attractions Sawtooth offers is “dynamic consensus.”

“This allows you to change the consensus mechanism that’s being used on the fly via a transaction, and this transaction, like other transactions, gets stored on the blockchain,” said Boswell. “With Hyperledger Sawtooth, there are ways to explicitly let the network know that you are making changes to the same piece of information across multiple transactions. By being able to provide this explicit knowledge, users are able to update the same piece of information within the same block.”

Sawtooth can also facilitate smart contracts. “You can write your smart contract in a number of different languages, including C++ JavaScript, Go, Java, and Python,” said Boswell. Demonstrations and resources for Sawtooth are available here:

How to contribute to Hyperledger projects

In the webinar, Kuhrt and Boswell explain how you can contribute to Hyperledger projects. “All of our working groups are open to anyone that wants to participate, including the training and education working group,” said Kuhrt. “This particular working group meets on a biweekly basis and is currently working to determine where it can have the greatest impact. I think this is really a great place to get in at the start of something happening.”

What are the first steps if you want to make actual project contributions? “The first step is to explore the contributing guide for a project,” said Kuhrt. “All open source projects have a document at the root of their source directory called contributing, and these guides are really to help you find information about how you’d file a bug, what kind of coding standards are followed by the project, where to find the code, where to look for issues that you might start working with, and requirements for pull requests.”

Now is a great time to learn about Hyperledger and blockchain technology, and you can find out more in the next webinar coming up May 31:

Blockchain and the enterprise. But what about security?

Date: Thursday, May 31, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

This talk will leave you with understanding how Blockchain does, and does not, change the security requirements for your enterprise. Sign up now!

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