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Deutsche Telekom, Citi, Alibaba Cloud Join Hyperledger Blockchain Project

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German telecom giant Deutsche Telekom, Chinese conglomerate Alibaba's Alibaba Cloud, banking giant Citi and 13 other organizations have joined Hyperledger Blockchain project, an open source collaborative effort aimed to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies.

This was announced on the first day of the inaugural Hyperledger Global Forum in Basel, Switzerland. The forum was attended by more than 650 people from many countries including Australia and Argentina.

Hyperledger, a project of The Linux Foundation that started less than three years ago, is a multi-project that includes multiple enterprise blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. It supports an open community that values contributions and participation from various entities.

Hyperledger creates enterprise-grade, open source distributed ledger frameworks and code bases. It enables organizations to build solid, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions.

Hyperledger said pre-approved non-profits, open source projects and government entities can join the project at no cost as associate members.

BlockDao (Hangzhou) Information Technology, Guangzhishu (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd, KEB Hana Bank, HealthVerity, MediConCen, Techrock , we.trade and Xooa, along with others, also joined the community recently, which has more than 260 members.

Association of Blockchain Developers of Saint Petersburg, Business School of Hunan University, Sun Yat-sun University and Wall Street Blockchain Alliance are also joining as associate members this month.

Hyperledger reported that it launched its 11th project Ursa last year, and released development updates to the Hyperledger Burrow, Hyperledger Fabric and Sawtooth frameworks.

Additionally, Hyperledger and the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance jointly announced membership in each other's communities.

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