Enterprise blockchain firm Hacera, together with founding member IBM launch a blockchain directory with the aim of expediting the growth of blockchain networks, by making it easier for companies to discover and join blockchain projects.
Entitled the ‘Unbounded Registry’, Vice president at IBM Blockchain, Jerry Cuomo announced in a blog post on Thursday that the directory is now live. Likening it to the Yellow Pages, he recalled the history and significance of the directory that:
“put businesses on the map and made them known to the world”.
The registry is able to interoperate with major blockchain platforms, which currently includes Hyperledger Fabric and Sawtooth, R3 Corda, enterprise ethereum network Quorum and Stellar. Explaining the reasons for the directory, IBM’s Cuomo stated:
“As the number of blockchain consortiums, networks and applications continues to grow we need a means to list them and make them known to the world, in order to unleash the power of blockchain,”
The Unbounded Registry is a permission-based open-source application itself, built on top of the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric 1.0, that enables blockchain projects to apply to be registered as members, if accepted their information is added into a distributed ledger technology (DLT) framework.
Hacera, an early contributor of Hyperledger, has designed the directory to provide an information hub for companies who are looking to adopt blockchain, aggregating a list of decentralised platforms, including those built on private blockchain networks that are invitation-only.
Interested participants are able to directly message the respective blockchain project’s contact through a dedicated channel. Currently, the registry lists around 70 projects from a variety of industries, by both startups and major financial and technology giants, including Hacera’s own BT, IBM’s Batavia, everledger, we.trade, Oracle, SAP and Intel, that as per a BCTech Report, have teamed up to develop enterprise blockchain solutions.
Hacera and IBM have not yet disclosed the standards and criteria for acceptance into the directory.
It should be noted however, that Hacera‘s founder Jonathan Levi is a highly respected expert in the blockchain industry, having worked with several technology stacks, including bitcoin and ethereum, he also helped shape Hyperledger Fabric’s Membership Services, and was the official release manager of Hyperledger Fabric 1.0.