DigiCert Joins the Linux Foundation and as a Contributor to Hyperledger

Plans first worldwide meeting for fast growing community with Hyperledger Global Forum

SAN FRANCISCO – (July 31, 2018) Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, today announced it has surpassed the 250 member mark with the addition of nine new members. To fuel further growth and collaboration, this worldwide community is invited to take part in Hyperledger Global Forum from December 12-15 in Basel, Switzerland.

Hyperledger is a multi-project, multi-stakeholder effort that includes 10 business blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. New code contributions and community development continues to advance all of these frameworks and tools, translating into milestones like the recent release of Hyperledger Fabric 1.2.

“While July is traditionally a quiet month, we’ve been quite busy hitting some key community and technology milestones,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “Heading into the second half of the year, we are focused on continuing our growth and advancing our open source, multiple framework approach to meet the increasingly diverse applications for blockchain technology. As we plan for the Hyperledger Global Forum, we will be calling on these new members and the entire ecosystem to keep driving the vision and technology forward to scale to meet the global demand for blockchain-powered businesses.”

Hyperledger aims to enable organizations to build robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by creating enterprise-grade, open source distributed ledger frameworks and code bases. The latest general members to join the community are: Coil, ChainDigit, Chainyard, DigiCert, LG CNS, Omnitude, Tierion and UTRUST.

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. Associate members joining this month include Kiva.

New member quotes:

ChainDigit

“We’re excited to contribute to Hyperledger’s fantastic efforts to build DLT frameworks and tools that could fundamentally change the way businesses operate in the future,” said Jimjees Abraham, Managing Partner at ChainDigit. “Our focus is always on ‘ease of adoption’ of Hyperledger frameworks to deliver the full potential of this breakthrough technology. Our Hyperledger membership will help us collaborate with the community on innovative solutions for faster and easier network deployment, integration with existing core systems and in-depth training. We look forward to helping our customers at every stage, from conception to successful deployment of their processes, using Hyperledger Fabric to help them develop enterprise applications that improve their overall business processes and functions.”

Chainyard

“We are very excited to be moving from a contributor to general member with Hyperledger.  This gives us more opportunities to co-create value that will directly benefit the blockchain open source ecosystem,” said Isaac Kunkel, Chainyard’s consulting services lead.  “Blockchain will change the way many industries operate. Hyperledger is significant to the development and adoption of blockchain technologies. We’re excited to learn from and share what we’ve learned with the broader Hyperledger community.”

Coil

“Coil is building a better business model for the web and believes this can only be achieved through open standards,” said Stefan Thomas, Coil founder. “It was an easy decision to join Hyperledger in order to support the work on open-source blockchain solutions. We’re directly contributing to Hyperledger Quilt and see a lot of synergy between the scalable private blockchains developed at Hyperledger and Codius, our open, decentralized computing platform.”

DigiCert

“We are excited to be part of the Linux Foundation and contribute to the Hyperledger project,” said DigiCert CTO Dan Timpson. “At DigiCert, we are focused on creating cutting-edge technologies where usability and security are part of the design from the beginning. As a Certificate Authority, validation and authentication form the cornerstone of our architecture, and we are thrilled to share our knowledge and expertise in these fields with the open source community and the Hyperledger family. We are looking forward to working with leading organizations to maximize their security when using platforms such as Hyperledger.”

LG CNS

“LG CNS is a leading global IT service provider with 11 overseas subsidiaries. We support numerous industries such as Energy, Transportation, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Banking/Finance, Public Sector and more with our technology expertise in Cloud Computing, AI/Big Data, IoT, Mobile and Blockchain,“ said Young Shub Kim, CEO of LG CNS. “We are excited to join Hyperledger, and we hope to bring new innovation and business together through the community.”

Omnitude

“Omnitude is a broad middleware layer that will drive mainstream adoption of blockchain in business. Rather than focusing on an end-to-end vertical integration of blockchain solutions, Omnitude is able to slot into existing ecosystems in businesses to enable them to benefit from additional layers of security and trust,” said Chris Painter, CEO of Omnitude. “By joining Hyperledger, we join a growing, vibrant community of blockchain advocates that will help us develop our technology and bring blockchain to businesses everywhere. We’re excited to be part of such a diverse and distinguished membership.”

Tierion

“Tierion is on a mission to simplify trust. That’s why we created Chainpoint as an open source technology to anchor data to the blockchain,” said Wayne Vaughan, CEO of Tierion. “We see a future where blockchains safeguard the world’s data. We look forward to working with the Hyperledger community to accelerate the adoption of Chainpoint, and help organizations reduce the cost and complexity of trust.”

UTRUST

“We are happy to be working with the Hyperledger community and contributing to the blockchain revolution,” said Nuno Correia, CEO of UTRUST. “Joining Hyperledger will allow us to explore and develop innovative approaches to the payment sector. For example, we aim to shift to a decentralized dispute and mediation model for when something goes wrong with a purchase. We want to make sure all of our clients have access to the most transparent and safest way of buying with cryptocurrencies.”

Join industry peers in helping build and shape the ecosystem for blockchain technologies, use cases and applications. More information on joining Hyperledger as a member organization can be found here: https://www.hyperledger.org/members/join.

About Hyperledger

Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and Technology. The Linux Foundation hosts Hyperledger under the foundation. To learn more, visit: https://www.hyperledger.org/.

Hyperledger Contact:

Jessica Rampen
The Linux Foundation/Hyperledger
jrampen@linuxfoundation.org
650.787.3548

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