Salesforce (a CRM software developer based in USA) has launched its own Salesforce blockchain which was developed based on open source blockchain technology offered by hyperledger. Bret Taylor, CPO of Salesforce explained, “…Salesforce Blockchain. Now companies will able to create new ecosystems and achieve new level of interconnectivity through trusted partner network.”
Digital Asset (a Blockchain software company) has integrated their smart contract language DAML with Hyperledger Sawtooth (a DLT modular platform). The firm explained on the integration: “Hyperledger Sawtooth’s Transaction Processor has a very flexible approach towards roles and permissions, for example, and is based on a very natural DLT network topology of fully distributed peers. DAML is based on a permissioned architecture and Hyperledger Sawtooth can be configured to be permissioned without requiring special nodes,”
R3 Corda will replace Hyperledger in MonetaGo, a company that builds private blockchains for financial institutions and central banks. MonetaGo CEO Jesse Chanard told “As we looked at the different scalability pieces of Hyperledger, we saw that it could get challenging… after some test on Corda, we realized at least in this specific case, it made a lot of sense.”
The Hyperledger has declared the launch of Hyperledger Ursa, a shared cryptographic library with modular signatures and symmetric-key primitives. The Ursa would have two different modules, one covering the basic cryptographic algorithms and the other library on smart signatures zero knowledge primitives termed zmix. Reportedly, the library would help evade the duplications in crypto implementation.
A blockchain company, Wanchain, has joined the Hyperledger’s platform. The movement is aimed at creating modern cross-industry blockchain technology that would operate on Linux. Companies such as Accenture, Baidu, Deloitte, IBM, and Oracle have already formed part of the Hyperledger community. As reported by Hyperledger, 14 new members have joined its community. Wanchain would support on the promotion of interoperability solutions.
An open-source blockchain venture, Hyperledger is welcoming the global shipping company, FedEx to join its venture along with numerous companies such as American Express, Deutsche Bank, IBM and many more. The Senior Vice President for IT of FedEx, Kevin Humphries commented, “We believe that blockchain has big implications in the supply chain, transportation, and logistics.”
The Hyperledger has declared the addition of eleven new members in association through the twitter account. The members have come from various sectors such as finance, banking, supply chains, manufacturing, and technology. The executive director of the company, Brian Behlendorf stated, “We have members of all sizes from close to 30 countries.”