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On March 3rd, Hyperledger, an open-source project created to advance blockchain technologies, announced eight new members, notably Clear, Conduent and Walmart.
Hyperledger also welcomed six new Hyperledger Certified Service Providers (HCSP). From the press release, “Beijing Proinsight Technology, Kompitech, LimeChain, Mindtree, Xoaa and Zhigui are the latest organizations to complete the criteria for the recently launched program. Members are pre-qualified, vetted service providers who have deep experience helping enterprises successfully adopt Hyperledger enterprise blockchain technologies.”
“Adding this great mix of new members and HCSPs is a great opening act for Hyperledger Global Forum,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger.
Hyperledger allows organizations to create industry-specific applications through open-source distributed ledger frameworks, libraries and tools. Like R3, who supports a similar open-source blockchain platform called Corda, Hyperledger has been working with partners in different industries to understand how this technology can be applied.
Other new members are Aiou Technology, Joisto Group, Tangem, and Tokenation.
MIAMI, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 18: A Walmart store is seen as the company reported fiscal fourth-quarter … [+] earnings that fell short of analysts’ estimates on February 18, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Walmart earned $1.38 a share, short of some analysts expectations for $1.43 per share.
“Walmart is excited to participate in open source communities, coming together to create scalable and adaptable technology,” said Sanjay Radhakrishnan, Vice President, Walmart Global Tech. “We’ve seen strong results through our various deployments of blockchain, and believe staying involved in open source communities will further transform the future of our business.”
Blockchain’s ability to improve and enhance supply chain trust is a popular use-case. Development in this space continues to change and evolve.