People on the Move: Hyperledger Project, Board Leadership, New Corporate Members
The Hyperledger Project—a collaborative effort, led by the nonprofit Linux Foundation, with the goal of establishing an open blockchain distributed ledger platform that will satisfy a variety of use cases across multiple industries—has announced newly elected leaders of its governing board and technical steering committee, along with new corporate members. Blythe Masters, CEO, Digital Asset Holdings, has been named chair of the Hyperledger board, while Chris Ferris, distinguished engineer and CTO of open technology, IBM, has been elected chair of the group’s technical steering committee. The appointments were made by member vote. The steering committee drives technical direction of the Hyperledger Project, while the governing board manages business direction, including governance, marketing and operational decisions.
Along with the newly elected leaders, Hyperledger has announced the addition of 10 new member companies: Blockstream, Bloq, eVue Digital Labs, Gem, itBit, Milligan Partners, Montran Labs, Ribbit.me, Tequa Creek Holdings and Thomson Reuters. “The Hyperledger Project is gaining traction on a daily basis, displaying how vital this effort is in advancing distributed ledger technology,” said Masters.