Deutsche Telekom, Citi & We.Trade to Join Hyperledger

Guangzhishu Technology, Alibaba Cloud, KEB Hana Bank, HealthVerity, MediConCen have also joined blockchain organization
13 December 2018   347

Sixteen new members added to the blockchain consortium Hyperledger, including the cloud computing division of Chinese giant Alibaba, the banking conglomerate Citigroup and its venture branch, and telecommunications solutions provider Deutsche Telekom. This is stated in the official press release.

Guangzhishu Technology, Guangzhou Technology Innovation Space Information Technology, KEB Hana Bank, HealthVerity, MediConCen, Techrock, Xooa, BlockDao and We.Trade have also joined the new participants in the consortium.

We are starting Global Forum off with a bang with this impressive line-up of new members. The growing Hyperledger community reflects the increasing importance of open source efforts to build enterprise blockchain technologies across industries and markets. The latest members showcase the widening interest in and impact of DLT and Hyperledger.
 

Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director, Hyperledger

Earlier, Hyperledger announced a strategic partnership with Enterprise Ethereum Alliance with the goal of creating unified standards.

Microsoft & EEA to Create Token Taxonomy Initiative

As reported, EEA intends to act as a platform for the the Token Taxonomy Initiative, which involves the Hyperledger, R3 and Digital Asset Holdings consorti
18 April 2019   143

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) blockchain consortium launched a project with Microsoft to help businesses develop and create tokens to solve specific problems.

The EEA intends to act as a platform for the Token Taxonomy Initiative, which involves the Hyperledger, R3 and Digital Asset Holdings consortia. At the same time, IBM and Intel, JP Morgan financial holding, ConsenSys blockchain start-up and many others will participate in the project.

According to Ron Reznick, Director General of the EEA, various seminars will be available to specialists as well as the GitHub repository as part of the initiative. Already existing tokens on different blockchains will be tested, and then reduced to a single standard.

Microsoft Chief Architect Marley Gray noted that during his work with the Microsoft Azure cloud platform and EEA, he often encountered various industry consortia that spent a lot of time trying to understand “how best tokenize, for example, a barrel of oil”.

Thus, as part of the initiative, it is planned to create a token constructor so that any person, even without being a technical specialist, can explain to developers what he wants from an asset.

Last year, EEA and another leading blockchain consortium Hyperledger announced a partnership that provides for the creation of uniform standards for corporate distributed networks developed by the participants of these two organizations.