Hyperledger welcomes six new members at WEF in Davos

Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, took to the stage at “Blockchain Central” in Davos during the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting with an update on the growing impact of the global Hyperledger community on the adoption of enterprise blockchain. The multi-venture, multi-stakeholder effort hosted at the Linux Foundation also welcomed six more members to its global community, including Adoriasoft, Cognizant inwinSTACK and Symbridge and the University of Hong Kong.       

In addition Hyperledger launched two important community groups. The Hyperledger Climate Action and Accounting Special Interest Group (SIG) will bring stakeholders together to look at climate related use cases with an initial focus on a global and open climate accounting system that will help achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.

The Diversity, Civility and Inclusion (DCI) Working Group is geared toward building a community with a culture of encouraging people to voice their diverse opinions. Part of its launch includes the release of a survey to benchmark current sentiment and experiences in the Hyperledger community.

“Being a part of the Global Blockchain Business Council’s ‘Blockchain Central’ in Davos is a great chance to see the global momentum for blockchain and help us keep our focus on the impact the technology can have on business and beyond,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “The pace of innovation and the real-world impact of enterprise blockchain are top of mind for us as we head into Hyperledger Global Forum, which is just over two months away. We look forward to the role these new members and community-driven initiatives like the Climate SIG and DCI Working Group will have on the evolution and application of blockchain in the near and long term.”

“It is the right time for distributed ledgers to become an integral part of a variety of business IT solutions considering their well-known advantages and benefits,” says Volodymyr Kostanda, CEO of Adoriasoft. “For us as a blockchain R&D provider, it’s crucial to join the Hyperledger and Linux Foundation communities to share ideas, contribute to the ongoing development efforts of Hyperledger technologies and support the ecosystem by bringing in our previous expertise and background in science-intensive DLT and cryptography spaces. Moreover, we are launching a blockchain education initiative and it is important for us to hear the community. We consider it as the right strategic step.”

“As a global professional services leader, Cognizant is helping clients achieve their digital transformation goals,” said Lata Varghese, Vice President, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies, Cognizant. “By joining the Linux Foundation and Hyperledger, Cognizant will be working with several notable organizations to advance the Blockchain and DLT ecosystems for users around the globe.”

“We are honored to join the formidable Hyperledger community,” said Michael McGuire, CEO and co-founder of Symbridge. “As the first blockchain native digital asset exchange to leverage Hyperledger Fabric blockchain technology, we are helping to bridge the gap between digital asset innovation and traditional markets – creating a public, peer-to-peer staked network. After analyzing different blockchain platforms, Hyperledger Fabric quickly became the obvious choice due to its scalability, high availability, and industry adoption. We will be entering beta shortly, and we are actively hiring experts who can help us further leverage the Hyperledger Fabric open source network and promote adoption.”

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