Ten New Members to Join Hyperledger

Among the new participants of Hyperledger there are Coil, ChainDigit, Chainyard, DigiCert, Kiva and UTRUST
02 August 2018   528

The Hyperledger consortium was replenished with nine new participants, among them the IT services provider LG CNS, startup Omnitude, and the Tierion data verification platform. To date, the organization includes more than 250 companies.

Among the new participants of Hyperledger there are Coil, ChainDigit, Chainyard, DigiCert, Kiva and UTRUST.

While July is traditionally a quiet month, we’ve been quite busy hitting some key community and technology milestones. Heading into the second half of the year, we are focused on continuing our growth and advancing our open source, multiple framework approach to meet the increasingly diverse applications for blockchain technology. As we plan for the Hyperledger Global Forum, we will be calling on these new members and the entire ecosystem to keep driving the vision and technology forward to scale to meet the global demand for blockchain-powered businesses.
 

Brian Behlendorf

Hyperledger, Executive Director

Also in late July, the release of a new whitepaper of consortium took place. As the developers stated, the document contains "five exciting applications of blockage in various areas," and a description of tools with open source.

Recently, Google Corp. said that this year Google Cloud Product integrates open source software for applications based on the Hyperledger Fabric and Ethereum blockchain platforms.

Facebook to Hire Blockchain Specialists

Californian company is looking for a researcher and engineer for the data, as well as a manager of the blockchain team of specialists and two software engineers
10 December 2018   70

The leading social network Facebook has opened five vacancies for specialists who will work in the company's own blockchain project, reports CoinDesk.

In particular, the Californian company is looking for a researcher and data engineer, as well as a manager of the blockchain team. In addition, Facebook is looking for two software engineers who "share a passion for solving complex problems and creating scalable platforms."

On the job page it is reported that the blockchain division was created as a startup within the company, the main purpose of which is to adapt the distributed ledger technology for the social network.

The details of the project have not been disclosed at the moment, but it is known that the initiative is aimed at helping “billions of people get access to things that they don’t have them at the moment”, as well as provide “fair financial services”. Among the options for using technology, Facebook calls "new ways to store and share information."

In January Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that he was interested in studying cryptocurrency and encryption technologies with the aim of their possible integration into the world's largest social network. In May, it was reported that Facebook plans to launch its own cryptocurrency.