Huawei, the World’s Largest Telco Manufacturer, Joins Linux’s Blockchain Open Source Project Hyperledger

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The Hyperledger Project, a collaborative cross-industry effort created to advance Blockchain technology, announced today at Money20/20 in Las Vegas that 10 new members have joined the project to help create an open standard for distributed ledgers for a new generation of transactional applications.

Including the behemoth of a company, Huawei from China. Huawei has over 170,000 employees and around 76,000 are engaged in research and development. 

Hyperledger now has 95 members, making it the fastest growing collaborative project ever hosted by the Linux Foundation.

“I am pleased to see the Hyperledger community growing so rapidly and on such a global scale,” said Brian Behlendorf, executive director of the Hyperledger Project. “The support from these new members is extremely beneficial and their varied expertise will help drive our open Blockchain technology efforts forward, as well as ensure that future projects are developed with best practices in mind from the onset.”

Hyperledger Project is working to enable organizations to build and run robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by creating an enterprise grade, open source distributed ledger framework and code base.

The new Hyperledger members join a rapidly growing and diverse group across finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and other technologies. The latest members include: Huawei, Hundsun Technologies Inc., Hyperchain Technologies (Hangzhou Qulian Technologies Co., Ltd.), Murphy & McGonigle, P.C., National Stock Exchange of India, Nokia, theloop Inc., Sberbank, Shenzhen Qianhai Zhaogu Financial Service Co. Ltd. and Shenzhen Xinguodu Technology CO.,LTD.

About Richard Kastelein

Founder of industry publication Blockchain News, partner at ICO services collective CryptoAsset Design Group (helped raise over $200m+), director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) and ICO event organiser at leading industry event  CryptoFinancing (first ICO event in Europe) - Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur. He sits on the advisory boards of half a dozen Blockchain startups and has written over 1200 articles on Blockchain technology and startups at Blockchain News and has also published pioneering articles on ICOs in Harvard Business Review and Venturebeat.
 
Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain technology in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Dubai, Eindhoven, Gdansk, Groningen, the Hague, Helsinki, London, Manchester, Minsk, Nairobi, Nanchang, San Mateo, Shanghai,Tel Aviv and Venice. His network is global and extensive.
 
He is a Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Métis) whose writing career has ranged from the Canadian Native Press (Arctic) to the Caribbean & Europe. He's written occasionally for Harvard Business Review, Wired, Venturebeat, The Guardian and Virgin.com and his work and ideas have been translated into Dutch, Greek, Polish, German and French.
 
A journalist by trade, an entrepreneur and adventurer at heart, Kastelein's professional career has ranged from political publishing to TV technology, boatbuilding to judging startups, skippering yachts to marketing and more as he's travelled for nearly 30 years as a Canadian expatriate living around the world.
 
In his 20s, he sailed around the world on small yachts and wrote a series of travel articles called, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Seas' travelling by hitching rides on yachts (1989) in major travel and yachting publications. He currently lives in Groningen, Netherlands where he's raising three teenage daughters with his wife and sailing partner, Wieke Beenen.

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