Hyperledger, an open-source project hosted by the Linux Foundation toward developing cross-industry blockchain technology June 11 announced the onboarding of 8 new organizations into its streams of networks working towards the development of its project.
Cardano’s IOHK and System GmbH and 6 other organizations were lined-up among the new member joining the global enterprise blockchain community.
While the novel Coronavirus pandemic continues to last with activities of several companies affected, Hyperledger remains relentless in its activities toward achieving its mission.
The joint effort organization, like many other companies, has pivoted into building a virtual community, with numerous events, webinars, and networking. The inclusion of 8 new members, as revealed in the latest release, shows the indefatigability of Hyperledger.
Hyperledger revealed that it is adding IOHK, DB Systel GmbH, Atomyze by Tokentrust AG, Public Mint, Binarystar, and IOVlabs as part of its new general members.
The other two organizations joining the Hyperledger community are Global Blockchain Business Council and the InterWork Alliance and they are joining as associate members. Hyperledger said the associate membership is reserved for government entities, pre-approved non-profits organizations, and open-source projects.
As part of its effort during this COVID-19 period, the Hyperledger community was able to achieve a stronger participation of members at its virtual Consensus, fortify activities in Hyperledger SIGs and Working Groups.
The Executive Director at Hyperledger, Brian Behlendorf, explained that the onboarding of the new members shows the able effort of the Hyperledger community in making sure that blockchain is made to work in a significant and lifechanging way was across different industries around the world.
Brian said blockchain technology will help enhance trust and transparency while facilitating transactions and communications.
Speaking on the latest development, the Chief Technical Officer, IOHK, Romain Pellerin, extolled the Hyperledger community. He said it is a community with high-end shared knowledge and expertise, adding that IOHK hopes to build strong relationship with other members of the community, share its research, and collaborate with new business partners.
Romain said the membership is important for IOHK as it will help showcase its enterprise blockchain solutions and the efforts it is deploying to developing countries.
Cardano Moves to Strengthen Relationship with Exchanges
The Cardano Foundation has announced it made two fresh appointments purposely to strengthen its relationships with exchanges.
The new appointees, according to the foundation, will work on creating smooth relationship with any firm or indivual willing to integrate with Cardano blockchain.
One of them, Mel McCann, was appointed as Cardano’s Platform Integrations Engineer, responsible for monitoring and overseeing processes that involves linking of different platforms with Cardano (ADA) blockchain.
The second hire, John MacPherson, was appointed as the Exchange Relationship Manager. He’s responsible for building smooth rapport between the Cardano Foundation and exchanges.
The two are going to be working with Cardano’s Technical Project Manager, Frederic John; and Steve Wagendorp, Head of Technical Operations as Cardano sails into the Goguen era.
They are to work with EMURGO and IOHK for a smooth technical growth as Cardano prepares the launch of Shelley Mainnet.
The new appointment, as perceived by the Cardano Foundation, is to strengthen the Cardano’s relationships within the blockchain space.
This is a confirmation of an earlier statement by Cardano’s Charles Hoskinson that 2020 will be a busy year for the blockchain project, and this has been confirmed by the General Secretary of the Cardano Foundation, Hinrich Pfeifer, that the foundation is readying for a busy second half of year 2020.