Today, Hyperledger announced the addition of eight new members, including Telefónica, Tech Mahindra and ETC Cooperative, which joined its enterprise blockchain community.
Hyperledger is an umbrella project of open-source blockchain technologies hosted by the Linux Foundation. While best known for Hyperledger Fabric other technologies include Hyperledger Sawtooth (adopted by Salesforce, Lamborghini, Target, Cargill), Hyperledger Indy (Sovrin identity), Hyperledger Besu (ethereum client), and Hyperledger Iroha (NTT Data).
Each of the new members has experimented with blockchain previously. Spain’s Telefónica is developing blockchain networks for technology parks in the country. Additionally, the telco has participated in multiple trials with blockchain firm Clear and IBM to streamline inter-operator settlement for roaming payments.
“Hyperledger’s community is key in the development of the technology that companies and organizations from all industries are using as a de facto standard for building business blockchain networks,” said José Luis Núñez, Global Head for Blockchain at Telefónica.
Indian IT consultancy firm Tech Mahindra is working with Dutch organization Quantoz to offer its clients blockchain-based digital payments. Earlier this year, the company announced it was working with Samsung to roll out the Japanese firm’s Nexledger blockchain platform. Aussie firm Power Ledger has also run a trial of its peer to peer energy trading platform with Tech Mahindra at its Indian campuses.
“By joining Hyperledger, Tech Mahindra would like to play a strong role in architecting the future of Hyperledger technologies by architecting cutting-edge solutions to solve tough business problems for enterprises globally,” said Rajesh Dhuddu, Global Practice Leader – Blockchain, Tech Mahindra
The new general members announced today are BlocWatch, BondEvalue, Ledger Leopard, LimeChain, Telefónica, Tech Mahindra and Vonechain Technology. Non-profit ETC Cooperative is participating as an associate member.
Last week, asset management firm Northern Trust and Singapore’s BondEvalue announced they are working together on the latter’s bond trading platform. The firm is currently operating in the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) Sandbox Express and uses Hyperledger Sawtooth.