Hyperledger Spotlights Diverse and Expanding Enterprise Blockchain Ecosystem at Hyperledger Global Forum
Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, announced news from across its diverse and expanding ecosystem at Hyperledger Global Forum 2021, the premier virtual enterprise blockchain event of 2021. Highlights range from development and deployment news from members around the world to new code contributions fueling the next generation of Hyperledger technologies to agenda setting talks that establish the role of blockchain in a range of emerging markets and changing business models.
During Hyperledger Global Forum, the biggest annual gathering of the global Hyperledger community, speakers from a broad cross section of the blockchain ecosystem are addressing the growing footprint of enterprise blockchain technology. Some prime examples include these newly announced headliners:
- Vitalik Buterin, Co-founder of Ethereum, who sat down with Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of Hyperledger, for a fireside chat on enterprise adoption of Ethereum and the Hyperledger community
- Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief Fintech Officer at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), and Serey Chea, Assistant Governor at National Bank of Cambodia, who took to the main stage for a discussion on “Asia Pacific CBDC Innovation, Collaboration and the Drive to Interoperability”
- Imogen Heap, musician and Founder of the Creative Passport, who will be the artist voice on a panel with executives from Palm NFT Studio and Panini America on “How NFTs Are Changing the Music and Media Landscape”
- Paolo Migliari from Merck Sharp & Dohme, Daniel Lavricm from Zuellig Pharma and Lidija Pozaic Frketic from Tradeticity/Antares Vision Group who will tackle the topic “Fighting Fraud and Error in Vaccine Supply Chains” in a panel discussion
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“Since the last Hyperledger Global Forum, the enterprise blockchain world, and especially our community, has charged ahead with a laser focus on advancing technologies and solutions,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger, and Managing Director for Blockchain, Healthcare and Identity at the Linux Foundation. “The resulting pace of innovation and collaboration is apparent in the range of global deployments, emerging use cases and development milestones we are seeing this week. Hyperledger Global Forum is the single best place to understand what’s happening across the full ecosystem and what amazing things people are building with Hyperledger software.”
In a keynote this morning that highlighted how the ecosystem is expanding on the technology front, Kareem Yusuf, General Manager, AI Applications and Blockchain at IBM, announced that his company is contributing some of the core features of its enterprise blockchain platform to Hyperledger and expanding services to support Fabric users in growing their networks. The code will come in through the Hyperledger Labs in projects such as Weaver DLT Interoperability, which aims to enable data sharing and asset movements between independent blockchain networks.
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Newly announced member Keleido is also making a code contribution right out of the gate with FireFly, the newest project accepted in the Hyperledger Labs, and is hosting a co-located event Friday, June 11, to jump start the community around the technology. Japan-based Datachain also introduced the community to YUI, a new Hyperledger Labs project it contributed, as part of HGF.
These new Hyperledger Labs projects are all tackling the challenges of cross-chain and off-chain operations, areas of intense focus for all players in the industry. More than 30 projects have been accepted into Hyperledger Labs since HGF 2020, creating a robust pipeline of new developments for the ecosystem.
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