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Hyperledger Project – Linux Foundation

Headquarters The Linux Foundation 1796 18th Street Suite C San Francisco California 94107 United States Website: www.hyperledger.org

Biographical Info

Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration, hosted by The Linux Foundation, including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and Technology.


Hyperledger launched in 2016 with a technical and organisational governance structure and 30 founding corporate members.   Initially, the Hyperledger Technical Steering Committee welcomed two business blockchain framework codebases into incubation: Hyperledger Fabric, a codebase combining work by Digital Asset, libconsensus from Blockstream and OpenBlockchain from IBM; and Hyperledger Sawtooth, developed at Intel’s incubation group.

Hyperledger - Brian BehlendorfBRIAN BEHLENDORF

The governing board of Hyperledger, which now counts 21 members, partnered with Linux Foundation leaders to recruit an executive director. In May 2016, Apache Software Foundation co-founder Brian Behlendorf was appointed to the role.  Behlendorf  describes the vision for Hyperledger as a business blockchain umbrella.

Over the remainder of 2016 and 2017, the Hyperledger Technical Steering Committee added seven more business blockchain codebases. Corporate and Associate membership ranks swelled to nearly 200.

Of the 70+ open source organisations the Linux Foundation has launched, Hyperledger holds the distinction as the fastest growing.



The Hyperledger Project is a collaborative effort created to advance blockchain technology by identifying and addressing important features for a cross-industry open standard for distributed ledgers that can transform the way business transactions are conducted globally.

The HYPERLEDGER Project is a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project and implements many open source best practices familiar to other leading projects.