Hyperledger Project, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance blockchain technology, announced today that it has hit a major milestone of 100 active members.
Six new organisations have joined the project to help create an open standard for distributed ledgers for a new generation of transactional applications.
“Not going to lie, getting to 100 members feels great, but the real kudos go to my team and the community,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “The growth and support across the globe is a testament to the need for an open source initiative, like Hyperledger, that accelerates the development of blockchain software and systems to reinvent industries.”
Hyperledger aims to enable organisations 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.
“The growth and interest in Hyperledger has been incredible,” said Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation. “The project’s ‘umbrella’ vision which welcomes collaboration and hosts many open source distributed ledger technologies encourages developers to find opportunities to work on common code without a top-down single architecture approach and will serve to benefit many industries and applications.”
Hyperledger membership is truly global with 25% in China, 14% in APAC, 20% in EMEA and 41% spread across the U.S. The new members join leaders in finance, banking, IoT, supply chain, manufacturing and technology. The latest members include: Altoros Americas LLC, Beijing Botuzongheng Science & Technology CO., LTD, Chamber of Digital Commerce, Shanghai Gingkoo Financial Technology, Sinolending LTD and ZhongChao Credit Card Industry Development CO.LTD.
“As an IT solution provider for financial institutions with more than 70 clients all over the world, Gingkoo is a leading fintech company,” said Bruce Zeng, Manager, Gingkoo Blockchain Department. “To explore how to serve banks with DLT in China, we have developed our own Starfish-chain and established partnerships with many blockchain companies worldwide. We believe blockchain is one of the best tools and joining hyperledger will surely bring us closer to our goal.”
Membership interest was not the only accelerant of momentum for Hyperledger this year. Several open source blockchain and distributed ledger projects moved into incubation under Hyperledger including Fabric, Sawtooth Lake, Blockchain Explorer and Iroha. Also, earlier this year, a Healthcare Working Group launched in an effort to foster conversations and proposals for appropriate applications of blockchain technology in the healthcare industry hosted by Hyperledger.
The success of Hyperledger is due to the support of the developer community and member companies.
Learn how your organisation can contribute to the project here: https://www.hyperledger.org/about/join