Hyperledger Announces Eight New Members Including Tech Mahindra and Telefónica


Hyperledger, an open-source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, announced the latest line-up of new members to join its enterprise blockchain community. Eight new members, including Telefónica, Tech Mahindra and ETC Cooperative, have joined bringing added diversity to the multi-venture, multi-stakeholder effort hosted at the Linux Foundation.

Hyperledger recently unveiled a host of project news, including the introduction of Hyperledger Avalon, the release of Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.2 and Sawtooth PBFT 1.0 and updates to Hyperledger Quilt and Hyperledger Burrow. In addition, Hyperledger announced the launch of the Hyperledger Certified Service Provider (HCSP) program along with five initial members. The Hyperledger community also came together in Russia for its first Moscow Bootcamp.

“The fourth quarter has been busy on many fronts,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “We’ve hit the 15 project milestone with the introduction of Hyperledger Avalon, and are seeing growing development and traction across our other projects. We have also launched our Hyperledger Certified Service Provider program to boost deployment speed and efficiency for enterprises. Now, this diverse line-up of new members adds even more depth and breadth to our community and momentum to our efforts to advance the state of enterprise blockchain technologies.”

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 and code bases. General members joining the community are BlocWatch, BondEvalue, Ledger Leopard, LimeChain, Telefónica, Tech Mahindra and Vonechain Technology.

Hyperledger supports an open community that values the contributions and participation of 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 ETC Cooperative.

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