Hyperledger Project welcomes new members, unveils key appointments

The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, on Tuesday announced that the Hyperledger Project has filled a set of key leadership positions and is welcoming new members.

The Hyperledger Project is a collective effort to create and sustain an open, distributed ledger platform that will satisfy a variety of use cases across multiple industries.

The results of the Board of Directors and Technical Steering Committee elections for the Hyperledger Project are the following:

  • Technical Steering Committee Chair: Chris Ferris, distinguished engineer and CTO of open technology at IBM;
  • Technical Steering Committee members include: Tamás Blummer, Digital Asset Holdings; Mic Bowman, Intel; Richard Brown, R3; Stanislav Liberman, CME Group; Hart Montgomery, Fujitsu; Satoshi Oshima, Hitachi; Stefan Teis, Deutsche Börse; Emmanuel Viale, Accenture; Pardha Vishnumolakala, DTCC; and David Voell, J.P. Morgan.
  • Board Chair: Blythe Masters, CEO of Digital Asset Holdings;
  • Governing Board members: Charles Cascarilla, CEO, itBit; Toshiya Cho, Hitachi; Jerry Cuomo, IBM; Chris Ferris, IBM; Dirk Hohndel, Intel; Todd McDonald, cofounder and COO, R3; Robert Palatnick, DTCC; Kireeti Reddy, CME Group; Stefan Teis, Deutsche Börse; Dave Treat, Accenture; Yoshinobu Sawano, Fujitsu; Santiago Suarez, J.P. Morgan; and Craig Young, CTO, SWIFT.

The Hyperledger Project has also welcomed ten new companies that are joining the effort and investing in the future of an open blockchain ledger: Blockstream, Bloq, eVue Digital Labs, Gem, itBit, Milligan Partners, Montran Labs, Ribbit.me, Tequa Creek Holdings and Thomson Reuters Corp (NYSE:TRI).

linux_foundationJim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation, says,

“There is no other effort advancing an open blockchain with this level of broad industry representation and level of leadership. The Hyperledger Project is among our fastest growing projects at The Linux Foundation. The opportunity is great. This leadership team and the community investments among members across industries put the project in the best position possible to accomplish its mission.”

Blythe Masters, CEO of Digital Asset Holdings and Board chair for the Hyperledger Project, says,

“The Hyperledger Project is gaining traction on a daily basis, displaying how vital this effort is in advancing distributed ledger technology. Uniting the industry to drive this initiative forward is paramount to the success of distributed ledger technology. The Linux Foundation and its members are collaborating on an open source infrastructure that will increase privacy and scalability, among many other benefits.”

For the full announcement, click here.

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