China’s Baidu joins Hyperledger

Baidu, China’s leading Internet search engine, confirms its interest in blockchain technology by becoming a member of Hyperledger
18 October 2017   1278

China’s relationships with crypto universe have been quite intense lately. Thus, due to the whole China-against-Bitcoin thing, the top cryptocurrency price has fallen. On top of that, according to undisclosed sources, the Chinese government has officially decided to crack down on all Bitcoin and cryptocurrency trading, not just commercial exchanges.

Still, it seems like the prohibitions of cryptocurrency exchanges and token offerings have not dissuaded domestic blockchain development.

Thus, now Baidu joines an open-source collaboration for blockchain technology - Hyperledger. It's noteworthym that, according to alexa.com data, baidu.com is the most popular website in China and ranks fourth globally

For now, it’s unclear whether Baidu will immediately incorporate blockchain technology or not, but the company has a broad product base for experimentation. 

ETH Framework Pantheon to Join Hyperledger as Besu

Consoritum stated that the new product will be the first in the line of proposals that will allow you to create applications on the public blockchain
30 August 2019   1130

The blockchain consortium Hyperledger added support for the Pantheon Ethereum Java-based client, developed by the technical division of the ConsenSys startup. The initiative was called Hyperledger Besu.

So, the new product will be the first in the line of proposals of the consortium, allowing you to create applications on the public blockchain. Hyperledger Besu should become the link between the corporate sector and the open blockchain with the implementation of some of the benefits of private distributed networks.

The developers intend to combine the framework with the modular client Hyperledger Burrow, which contains a mechanism for limited access to read smart contracts, partially built on the basis of the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) specifications.

At the same time, the Pantheon team also plans to ensure the interoperability of the client with the Tendermint protocol. To do this, they are likely to use the product Hyperledger Quilt.