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Central banks of France, Nigeria join enterprise blockchain association Hyperledger


Today Hyperledger announced the addition of eight new members, including the Banque de France and the Central Bank of Nigeria. As central bank digital currency (CBDC) research gears up, several central banks have leveraged Hyperledger open source technologies as part of their research program and also for production solutions.

For example, the Central Bank of Nigeria uses Hyperledger Fabric, and Hyperledger Iroha is being used in several Asian solutions, including Project Bakong, Cambodia’s central bank payment system.

Today also marks the start of the Hyperledger Global Forum, with a livestream that includes a session on CBDC featuring the Banque de France.

Other new Hyperledger members announced today included the Digital Identity Laboratory of Canada and International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA), BCW Group, CasperLabs, DSR Corporation, and Realto Group.

“As we will see on stage here at Hyperledger Global Forum, the technology and market landscape for open source enterprise blockchain just continues to get more robust,” said Daniela Barbosa, Executive Director, Hyperledger Foundation, and General Manager Blockchain, Healthcare and Identity at the Linux Foundation. 

“Hyperledger technologies are playing an outsized role in reshaping existing markets and creating new ones. Our newest members are bringing a diversity of innovation into the Hyperledger community, accelerating the development of open, decentralized technologies that will be the infrastructure for many generations of new services and applications.”

Ledger Insights is a media partner of the Hyperledger Global Forum. In the run-up to the event, we interviewed Accenture about the metaverse and the Inter-American Development Bank’s IDB Lab about its bond issuances. 

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