Ten New Members to Join Hyperledger

Among the new participants of Hyperledger there are Coil, ChainDigit, Chainyard, DigiCert, Kiva and UTRUST
02 August 2018   1430

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.

Cobalt & Lithium Supplies to be Tracked With DLT

The platform will be created by the Everledger together with Circulor using Hyperledger Fabric
26 March 2020   881

Everledger, a British startup, has partnered with Circulor to develop a platform based on the Hyperledger Fabric blockchain to track supply chains of cobalt and lithium.

Everledger specializes in using blockchain to combat counterfeiting of precious stones, in particular diamonds. The company’s management said it intends to expand its business using blockchain to control the supply of rare minerals used in the production of batteries.

Well-known carmaker Mercedes Benz is already using Circulor technology to track its supply of cobalt and its carbon footprint. Circulor and Everledger share a similar concept - with the help of the blockchain they control the observance of social and environmental standards in mining. Therefore, startups decided to develop a joint product.

Everledger co-founder Leanne Kemp and Circulor CEO Doug Johnson-Poensgen said their solution will work on the Hyperledger Fabric blockchain. The possibility of interacting with IBM is also being discussed.

Poensgen added that the platform will be used not only to track cobalt production in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but in different regions of the world. For example, lithium mining in the Atacama desert leads to water pollution, so the solution on the blockchain is aimed at preventing environmental disasters.