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Cisco Becomes Hyperledger Premier Member

July 26, 2017

Cisco has upgraded its Hyperledger General membership to Premier. As a Premier member, Ram Jagadeesan, Cisco Distinguished Engineer and Blockchain CTO, will join the Hyperledger Governing Board. Cisco joins other Premier members: Accenture, Airbus, American Express, Change Healthcare, CME Group, Deutsche Borse Group, Daimler, Digital Asset, DTCC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, J.P. Morgan, NEC, r3., SAP, and Wanda FFan Technology. Hyperledger Premier and General members cut across a wide vertical of industries.

“Blockchain technology represents the next generation of the Internet — the internet of value and trusted transactions which will drive extensive industry transformation. It is ever more important to come together and build open and interoperable solutions which will enable widespread adoption and allow companies to harness blockchain’s disruptive power,” said Jagadeesan. “We are excited to promote Hyperledger’s longevity and growth across multiple use cases and industries.”

Hyperledger aims to create common distributed ledger technology that enables organizations to build and run robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions. Since the beginning of 2016, Hyperledger has grown to more than 145 members that span various industries, including finance, healthcare, the Internet of Things and aeronautics, among several others.

“Cisco is a technology leader with expertise building secure, scalable and Internet scale critical infrastructure; We are thrilled they’re taking a leadership role within Hyperledger’s Governing Board,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “Cisco has been an active member of Hyperledger and we highly value its contributions to date.”

Also, 10 new organizations have joined the project. The growth comes on the heels of the availability of Hyperledger Fabric 1.0, the consortium’s first production ready blockchain framework announced last month. As a multi-project, multi-stakeholder effort, Hyperledger incubates several business blockchain and distributed ledger technologies including Hyperledger Sawtooth, Hyperledger Iroha and Hyperledger Indy, among others.

“Welcoming this many new members from all over the world in various industries is great to see,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “The added support comes at a perfect time, with the recent launch of Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 and the goal of working together as a community to reach and promote production deployments of the technology this year. These new members will be advantageous in our efforts in building open blockchain software and pushing more Hyperledger projects to 1.0.”

Hyperledger aims to enable organizations to build robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by creating an enterprise grade, open source distributed ledger framework and code base. It is a global collaboration including leaders in finance, banking, IoT, supply chain, manufacturing and technology. The latest General members include: ANNE, Beijing RZXT Technology Development, Capgemini Financial Services, New H3C Technologies, Revelry Labs, Smart Link Labs and TradeIX.

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. Several Associate members joined this month including the Accord Project, Tecnalia Research & Innovation and University of Luxembourg.

 

ANNE

“We have been working on ANNE’s CopyRight BlockChain since 2016 and are thrilled to work with Hyperledger Fabric, as it makes everything easier,” said HaoHan, CTO, ANNE inc. “The ANNE’s CopyRight BlockChain will use Hyperledger to register and protect against copyright infringement. It will provide writers and artists an easy way to timestamp their work, create a permanent record and issue their clients a time-stamped copyright certificate. Hyperledger’s popularity and promise makes us so excited to part of this community and contribute in any way that we can.”

Beijing RZXT Technology Development

“Our mission is to use blockchain technology to help our customers cut costs and increase efficiency; Joining Hyperledger will undoubtedly help us fulfill our mission,” said Jin XU, CEO, RZXT. “We are looking forward to interacting with and contributing to one of the most advanced blockchain development communities.”

Capgemini Financial Services

“At Capgemini, we seek to become the partner of choice for our Financial Services clients who feel ready to move from proof of concept to production on Blockchain,” said Damien de Chillaz, Vice President, Blockchain Leader, Capgemini Financial Services. “We believe that this ambition requires the right combination of business intimacy and technical expertise that we can bring through our leadership position in Financial Services and our global presence and expertise in Distributed Ledger Technology. Although we remain ledger-agnostic, we are very excited to join Hyperledger and its open source community, to help shape the future of financial services alongside our most strategic clients.”

New H3C Technologies

“It’s a great pleasure to join Hyperledger; New H3C is devoted to the promotion of Hyperledger and blockchain technology,” said You Xuejun, Vice President and CTO, New H3C Group. “As an innovative company, New H3C has invested heavily in emerging fundamental technologies. We believe that blockchain is disruptive and has a promising prospect of wide adoption. By working with Hyperledger, we believe New H3C can better address the needs of our customers to explore and adopt new technologies.”

Revelry Labs

“The team at Revelry is filled with developers and technologists who have spent years building digital products on the Linux operating system,” said Gerard Ramos, CEO, Revelry Labs. “We pride ourselves with staying at the forefront of emerging technologies and recognize that blockchain represents a new wave of innovation. We’re excited to partner with Hyperledger, The Linux Foundation and fellow members to promote and develop toward a future that brings innovative technology to our customers, partners and the open source community.”

SmartLink Labs

“SmartLink Labs is excited to be a part of the Hyperledger community,” said Suhrud Dagli, Co-founder, SmartLink Labs. “We’re dedicated to building a platform to support structured finance transactions across different asset types. As a blockchain platform, we’re focused on developing Smart Contracts that embed cash flow models. We feel that aligning with Hyperledger will help bolster our presence in the open source community for blockchain technologies.”

TradeIX

“The rise of blockchain and distributed technology has introduced huge opportunities for us to transform and rewire the trade finance ecosystem and subsequently the way companies conduct trade and manage global supply chains,” said Andrew Berti, CTO, TradeIX. “Our mission is to provide the global trade ecosystem with an open platform that eliminates the inefficiencies, cost, friction that plague our industry today. A key part of this involves providing our partners and clients with world-class distributed ledger technologies. Our participation in Hyperledger and the Linux Foundation is a critical part of this mission.”

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