Hyperledger’s Executive Director Brian Behlendorf on Strategy, Goals and Growth

By September 5, 2016Bitcoin Business

The Hyperledger Project, a collaborative cross-industry effort to advance blockchain technology led by The Linux Foundation, announced that 17 new organizations have joined to help create an open standard for distributed ledgers for a new generation of transactional applications. The project now has more than 80 members, which represents a growth of 170 percent in the last six months. “There’s been a tremendous response to our vision for creating an open community for blockchain technology and we’re proud to be celebrating this member milestone,” said Brian Behlendorf, executive director of Hyperledger Project, in an announcement which includes a list of the new companies that have joined the project. “At a growth rate of nearly two new members joining per week, there’s no telling where we’ll be at by the end of the year. I look forward to working with this growing community to further our open blockchain development efforts." Bitcoin Magazine reached out to Behlendorf to learn more about the project’s direction, vision and strategy. “Hyperledger has racked up impressive growth in new member companies, new developers, new releases of all our projects (Fabric, Sawtooth Lake, and Explorer) and our profile continues to grow,” Behlendorf said. “We see continued growth in our core projects, perhaps the addition of new projects before the end of the year and further releases of those existing projects on the path to 1.0 for each of them.” The Hyperledger Project is developing open source technology for new distributed ledgers separated from the Bitcoin blockchain. Many high-profile members of Hyperledger, notably Accenture and Digital Asset Holdings CEO, Blythe Masters , have expressed support for “permissioned” blockchains which would offer the advantages of digital currencies powered by public blockchains; fast and cheap transactions permanently recorded in a shared ledger, without the troublesome openness of the Bitcoin […]

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