India-based IT services and consultancy firm Wipro has become the latest member of Hyperledger, the Linux Foundation-backed consortium building blockchains for enterprises.

Hyperledger aims to drive the development of open-source, modular blockchain solutions across a number of industries, including finance, banking, the Internet of Things, supply chain and more.

Brian Behlendorf, executive director of Hyperledger, said that Wipro brings "industry-acknowledged blockchain advisory and consulting capabilities" to the group. He also cited the firm's industry solutions and partner ecosystem as reasons for its addition as a member.

Krishnakumar N. Menon, vice president of service transformation at Wipro, said:

"Wipro's open source services, expertise and solutions add value to our Hyperledger-based blockchain offerings. We look forward to investing in crowdsourced innovation and open collaboration as part of our efforts in the Hyperledger community."

More than 100 companies, startups and organizations have now joined Hyperledger since it launched in 2015.

Wipro building image via Glassdoor

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