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Hyperledger announces 8 news members including Walmart

Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies has added eight new members, including Clear, Conduent and Walmart, on the first day of Hyperledger Global Forum 2020. 

In addition, Hyperledger, a multi-venture, multi-stakeholder effort hosted at the Linux Foundation, welcomed six new Hyperledger Certified Service Providers. Beijing Proinsight Technology, Kompitech, LimeChain, Mindtree, Xoaa and Zhigui are the latest organizations to complete the criteria for the recently launched program. Members are pre-qualified, vetted service providers who have deep experience helping enterprises successfully adopt Hyperledger enterprise blockchain technologies.

“Adding this great mix of new members and HCSPs is a great opening act for Hyperledger Global Forum,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “Hyperledger is powered by its diverse, global community, and this event is all about bringing Hyperledger users, developers, service providers and enthusiasts together to reflect on what we’ve accomplished so far and, more importantly, where we can go next. The packed show agenda proves just how much we all have to share and the impact this highly engaged and active Hyperledger community is having on the growth of enterprise blockchain.”

Hyperledger allows organizations to create solid, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by offering enterprise-grade, open source distributed ledger frameworks, libraries and tools. General members joining the community are Aiou Technology, Clear, Conduent, Joisto Group, Tangem, Tokenation and Walmart.

Hyperledger supports an open community that values the 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 Directorate of Information Technology (DIT) of Maharashtra.

“Aiou Technology is glad to join the Hyperledger community,” said Terry Wang, CEO, Aiou Technology. “As a company focusing on blockchain technology’s research and development, we are committed to constructing a consortium BASS (Blockchain-as-a-service) platform and providing professional and targeted blockchain solutions for enterprises and governments. We have accomplished substantial social and economic benefits since the establishment of Aiou three years ago, and successfully empowered the real sector with innovative blockchain technology in multiple fields, including anti-counterfeiting traceability, supply chain finance, data assets sharing, and recording. Aiou looks forward to working together with members of Hyperledger to strengthen the community and promote the development of the blockchain industry.”

“Clear is a leading provider in the telecom community, active in several networks and working with multiple DLTs,” said Eran Haggiag, Chairman and co-founder at Clear. “We are joining Hyperledger now as we roll out applications to production and are required to fit to any DLT enterprises choose to work on.”

“On behalf of global enterprises, we transform business processes by automating and streamlining mission-critical operations through our deep industry experience and the latest technology solutions, to drive efficiencies, reduce costs, increase compliance and enable revenue growth,” said Nikhil Nayab, Global Head, Payments Innovation and Blockchain, Conduent. “We are proud to join the Linux Foundation and the Hyperledger community to contribute our expertise to establish data standards and drive enterprise blockchain adoption.”

“Hyperledger Fabric implements two important concepts for our ongoing R&D project,” said Jani Partanen, CTO of Joisto Group. “First, as a private and permission blockchain, no computationally heavy consensus algorithm, like proof of work, is required. Secondly, Hyperledger Fabric’s channel architecture complements Joisto’s multi-tenant architecture perfectly.”

“It’s a pleasure to join the Hyperledger community,” says Tangem CEO Sergio Mello, “At Tangem, we facilitate trust with a next-gen smartcard solution, powered by a secure chip, that enables mainstream adoption of digital assetsWe make it our mission to advance the real life usability of blockchain and to make the world more transparent and trusted. We look forward to working with the Hyperledger community in this evolving market.”

“Thanks to its strong alignment with our vision to tokenize the world one token at the time, Hyperledger Sawtooth emerged as the obvious technology choice,” said Sérgio Silva, Co-Founder & CEO/CIO of Tokenation. “This state-of-the-art, scalable permissioned DLT perfectly matches our needs for a corporate-level approach accessible to all. At Tokenation, we provide your business or idea with a value-adding ecosystem that will allow it to grow via a simplified and low-cost tokenization process.” 

“Walmart is excited to participate in Open Source communities, coming together to create scalable and adaptable technology,” said Sanjay Radhakrishnan, Vice President, Walmart Global Tech. “We’ve seen strong results through our various deployments of blockchain, and believe staying involved in open source communities will further transform the future of our business.” 


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