IBM and Tata Communications join Hedera Hashgraph governing council

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Decentralised public network Hedera Hashgraph has announced that IBM and Tata Communications have joined its Hedera Governing Council, which will include up to 39 multinational entities from a wide range of industries.

By adding these two companies on its list, the Council expands its diverse portfolio of companies from industries like telecommunications to financial services, law, and retail.

Mance Harmon, CEO of Hedera Hashgraph, said: “The addition of IBM and Tata Communications to the Hedera Governing Council is a powerful endorsement of the hashgraph consensus mechanism, and further decentralises the governance of Hedera Hashgraph. Our governance model, which includes a robust system of checks and balances, ensures power can’t be consolidated, while at the same time providing a stable and scalable platform on which developers can build.”

Every member of the Hedera Governing Council holds the same view in approving updates to the Hedera platform codebase and in setting policies for the many nodes that will constitute Hedera’s decentralised network. The Hedera governance model provides safety to users by removing the risk of forks, guaranteeing the integrity of the codebase and committing to make the source code open up for review.

Earlier this month IBM, in partnership with Chainyard, announced a new blockchain network called Trust Your Supplier, which aims to enhance the entire supply chain management process, from qualification to validation and onboarding. The Trust Your Supplier network creates a digital passport for supplier identity on the blockchain network, allowing suppliers to share information with any permissioned buyer on the network.

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