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FedEx joins open source blockchain hub

Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, has announced 14 members, including FedEx, have joined its growing global community.
More than 270 organisations are now contributing to the growth of Hyperledgers’ open source distributed ledger frameworks and tools.
“Our community ranges from technology giants and industry leaders to start-ups, service providers and academics. We are gaining traction around the world in market segments from finance to healthcare and government to logistics. This growth and diversity is a signal of the increasing recognition of the strategic value of enterprise blockchain and commitment to the adoption and development of open source frameworks to drive new business models,” Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger said.
Hyperledger is a multi-project, multi-stakeholder effort that includes 10 business blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. Hyperledger enables organizations to build robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions by creating enterprise-grade, open source distributed ledger frameworks and code bases. The latest general members to join the community are: BetaBlocks, Blockchain Educators, Cardstack, Constellation Labs, Elemential Labs, FedEx, Honeywell International Inc., KoreConX, Northstar Venture Technologies, Peer Ledger, Syncsort and Wanchain.
Hyperledger supports an open community that values contributions and participation from various entities. As such, pre-approved non-profits, open source projects and government entities can join Hyperledger at no cost as associate members. Associate members joining this month include Ministry of Citizens’ Services of British Columbia, Canada, and the Government of Bermuda.

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