The Hyperledger project has added six new organizations to its ranks, bringing the total number of members in the year-old blockchain project to more than 100.
Of the six new members, four are based in China. The new members include Beijing Botuzongheng Science & Technology Co, Shanghai Gingkoo Financial Technology, Sinolending and ZhongChao Credit Card Industry Development Co. Two US-based firms – Altoros Americas and the Chamber of Digital Commerce – have also joined.
A full quarter of the Hyperledger membership is now based in China, the project’s representatives said today – a reflection of a push to encourage more stakeholders in the country to join and play an active role. According to executive director Brian Behlendorf, the growing ranks are a signal of support for open-source development of the technology.
He said in a statement:
In recent months, Hyperledger has launched initiatives such as a healthcare-oriented working group.
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