Walmart leads septet of new Hyperledger members

Hyperledger has announced a tranche of new members at its global forum in San Francisco – with retail giant Walmart leading the way.

In total, seven companies have joined up to the Linux Foundation-backed blockchain technology initiative across various roles. Some, such as Tangem, a Swiss-based manufacturer of blockchain-based smart card wallets, and Clear, a provider of blockchain-based settlement and clearing networks, will be familiar to industry watchers.

Others,...

Getting the ball rolling for enterprise blockchain: How Hyperledger sees the route to success

If you have ever been involved in any enterprise software procurement project, you will be more than aware of the time it takes to get things done; the peaks, troughs and sometimes interminable delays.

The hidden gotchas are always there too. Take the headline of an article by ThoughtWorks’ George Earle in 2017: “The tyranny of big suite enterprise software best practices: How decisions made 40 years ago straightjacket you today.”

Daniela Barbosa (left), VP of...

Hyperledger welcomes ConsenSys on board as member, focuses on the finance at Sibos

At the recently held Sibos 2019 event in London, Hyperledger took the opportunity to highlight 20 case studies highlighting the usage of enterprise blockchain in the financial sector, as well as welcome ConsenSys as a premier member of the alliance.

The Linux Foundation-hosted open source collaborative effort also introduced its Capital Markets Special Interest Group (SIG) to encourage further collaboration and adoption of the technology in the market.

Additionally,...

Microsoft and Salesforce join Hyperledger

Hyperledger has announced that Microsoft and Salesforce have joined as new members to its blockchain consortium. Other names like Russian metal company Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel), Polish agricultural tech solutions developer Gloscad, and American SCM tech solutions developer Milligan Partners, have also signed up.

All these new members will be paying their dues to Hyperledger, depending on the size of their business. These companies will also build applications using the...

How Hyperledger is helping companies as they move towards the ‘enterprise blockchain spring’

While the optimists are saying we’re getting out of a cryptocurrency winter, the past few months have certainly seen an enterprise blockchain spring.

That’s the verdict of Brian Behlendorf, executive director at Hyperledger, at least. Behlendorf looks at the various updates the foundation has made in recent months holistically, rather than being deeply involved in the product and strategy side – he describes his role as a ‘weatherman’ – to make his considered...

Marta Piekarska, Hyperledger: On collaboration and education in blockchain and open source

When The Block spoke with Brian Behlendorf, executive director of Hyperledger, back in September 2017, there was a feeling of a major milestone having been reached. In the previous three months, the community had seen the release of Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 – which this publication summarised as “advancing the enterprise blockchain space a step further” – as well as the likes of Oracle getting on board and the London Stock Exchange using Fabric for its securities solution....

The Linux Foundation launches new Hyperledger training courses and certification

The Linux Foundation is offering an educational opportunity for students to enrol for its latest LFD271 – Hyperledger Fabric Fundamentals training course, which introduces the fundamental concepts of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. Students who sign up will also learn about the core architecture and components that make up typical decentralised Hyperledger Fabric applications. Enrolled students will also get to work with Hyperledger Fabric, Hyperledger Fabric Certificate...

Maersk & IBM launch TradeLens blockchain shipping solution from beta

It’s no secret that shipping giant Maersk and IBM have been serious and steadfast in their efforts to pioneer a global trade supply-chain blockchain solution, but a complete product has now become a bit more tangible. Brought out of beta yesterday (August 9), the entity has been dubbed TradeLens, and follows a year-long trial consisting of about 154m transactions across a complex web of shippers, freight forwarders, ocean carriers, ports and customs authorities. The shipping companies...

Google confirms entry into blockchain technology with new cloud partnerships

Google has confirmed it will be supporting blockchain distributed ledger technology (DLT) on its Cloud Platform (GCP), with more details expected at its Next ‘18 conference in San Francisco today (July 24). In an announcement regarding the event, Google said that customers can now explore ways they might use DLT frameworks on the platform with launch partners including Digital Asset and BlockApps, with open-source integrations for Hyperledger Fabric and Ethereum available later this year...

Hyperledger welcomes ‘major wave’ of Chinese blockchain collaborations

Open-source blockchain initiative Hyperledger announced a raft of new members this week, particularly in China, with companies including JD.com and Lenovo joining the collaboration to advance blockchain technologies. Founded by the Linux Foundation in 2015, Hyperledger’s aim is to provide organisations the framework for “robust, industry-specific applications platforms and hardware systems”, geared at supporting business transactions by creating enterprise-grade distributed ledger...