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Hyperledger Blockchain Group Weighs Changes to Fix Election Issues

The Hyperledger blockchain consortium’s technical steering committee (TSC) is discussing potential changes to its elections in hopes of boosting voter turnout. On Wednesday, Arnaud Le Hors, a blockchain staff member at IBM and TSC chair for 2019-2020, placed on the committee’s agenda five proposals to spread awareness and encourage participation in the annual elections. The suggestions came from Hyperledger executive director Brian Behlendorf, who had sent them to the TSC mailing list. The proposals were added …

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Blockchain Is a New Frontier According to Top Executives, Investment Levels Plummet

There are mixed indicators regarding the current progress or stalling of blockchain adoption throughout the enterprise world. Research has indicated that investments have dropped by over half over the last year, contrary to other research showing a growing sentiment toward the vitality of blockchain adoption as an innovative technology. For example, Research by CB Insights in 2019 indicates that there may be a separation between corporate adoption and corporate investments into blockchain companies. As reported …

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Ethereum Dev Firm ConsenSys Now a Premier Member of Hyperledger

Ethereum-focused development firm ConsenSys becomes a premier member of blockchain development project Hyperledger, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph. Software already submitted Per the release, ConsenSys also submitted its Pantheon Java-based Ethereum client to Hyperledger as the project ​Hyperledger Besu. Besu, which is reportedly the first public chain compatible blockchain submission to Hyperledger, is the fifteenth Hyperledger project.  Hyperledger executive director Brian Behlendorf commented on the submission, saying: “By submitting the code for …

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Ethereum Co-Founder Joe Lubin Joins Hyperledger Board

Joseph Lubin, co-founder of ethereum, is to join the governing board of the Linux Foundation-led blockchain consortium Hyperledger. The move comes as ConsenSys, the ethereum development startup founded by Lubin, becomes the latest Hyperledger premier member, ConsenSys announced on Wednesday. ConsenSys said it will work as part of the group to explore interoperability between blockchains, as well as to promote standards to support “enterprise-grade blockchain environments.” ConsenSys’ PegaSys protocol engineering group recently submitted its ethereum …

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Ethereum Client Becomes First Public Blockchain Project on Hyperledger

Hyperledger has officially adopted its first public blockchain project in the form of ConsenSys’ Pantheon. The Hyperledger technical steering committee approved Pantheon’s addition Thursday morning, renaming the initiative to Hyperledger Besu (a Japanese term for base or foundation). Pantheon was first proposed as a potential new member of the consortium on Aug. 8, joining the likes of Hyperledger Fabric (which IBM has supported) and Hyperledger Sawtooth (backed by Intel). Pantheon includes a suite of ethereum-based services …

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Santiago Stock Exchange to Partner in Blockchain Alliance

A new Hyperledger blockchain initiative is looking to stabilize the Chilean stock market and lure in overseas investors. The Santiago Stock Exchange (STE), Central Securities Depository (DCV) and the Global Trade Directory (GTD) will form a blockchain association for this task, according to a BNamericas report, published August 27. The so-called Technology Consortium will examine use cases for blockchain in the financial sector, specifically in improving communications for domestic and international investors in the Chilean …

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