Hyperledger Blockchain Consortium Announces Microsoft And Salesforce As Its Newest Members


Salesforce and Microsoft, two giants in the software industry are the most recent to join Hyperledger Blockchain Consortium following the latest announcement. Six other players also joined with their industrial expertise ranging from agriculture, supply-chain consultancy, technology and metal.

Levies from this companies will be paid in conjunction to a Linux foundation project that charges companies based on their Hyperledger size. This technology is set to facilitate the building of various applications later.

Brian Behlendorf, the executive director at Hyperledger said that they had been in close relations with both Microsoft and Salesforce for a while and that eased the adoption. Another group of members however does not include companies paying their levies. This category is the “associate members” which recently added three companies to its pool among them a developer for barcodes, GSI and The Ethereum foundation. Its open source and non-profit nature came about as a co-operation between Ethereum Enterprise Alliance and Hyperledger itself.

For the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry in general, this recent adoption by various big companies surely poses a good sign on the enterprise half. According to Brian Behlendorf, there is promise of new projects coming up from the blockchain enterprise.

Foes To Friends!

With its main focus ever fixated on identity decentralization, Microsoft has over the years continued to merge with blockchain and recently came up with the decentralized identity solution, its own open-source that will assist in company standard-setting.

It’s rival, IBM, which noticeably played a hand in introducing Hyperledger to Fabric enterprise platform has joined hands with Microsoft on the Hyperledger platform. On cloud service azure, the fabric platform is displayed as an option by Microsoft company.

Salesforce, another juggernaut in the IT industry, also made its first appearance on blockchain. The Senior director at the company when speaking to coindesk stated Hyperledger Sawtooth offers a strong flexibility to bring up a technology intergrated with their Lightning platform.

Nornickel backing

Nornickel, a company which you do not expect to hear much of in the technology area has also made ground towards wide range blockchain adoption. The largest palladium producer in the world aims to introduce a program on the Hyperledger fabric.

The program scheduled for launch at the end of 2019 will be for tokenizing metals under its production. Sergey Batekhin of Nornickel says that they have embraced blockchain technology and that they are ready and willing to offer other players in the industry with advice and ideas. The Russian based company will in turn connect Hyperledger to tech experts in Russia thus spanning wider its operational radius.

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