Two of the Big Four Accounting Firms Join the Hyperledger Project

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Hyperledger, a collaboration creating an open source blockchain framework, announced that eight new members have joined the project. These are: Alphapoint, Change Healthcare, CITIC, Clause Inc, Deloitte, Ernst & Young LLP, FZG360 Network Co. Ltd and Schroder Investment Management Limited.

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“These new members have joined Hyperledger bringing a diverse set of skills at a crucial time,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger.

“Joining Hyperledger is our first step to collaborate with international players in distributed ledger technology (DLT). DLT will bring a huge impact in our daily life and we look forward to working on this with current members,” said ZHU Gaoming, CFO, CITIC Group Corporation. “CITIC is China’s largest conglomerate and a constituent of the Hang Seng Index. Among our diverse global businesses, we focus primarily on financial services, resources and energy, manufacturing, engineering contracting and real estate. The short term goal is to use DLT to enhance our current business models and upgrade the existing technology; We welcome potential clients to Hyperledger.”

Hyperledger now has 142 members, a 373 percent increase since the project was announced with 30 members in February of 2016.

“We are thrilled to join the Hyperledger community and highly appreciate the opportunity to further explore the application of blockchain technology,” said Chen Jun, CTO, FZG360 Network Co. Ltd. “As a leading real-estate portal and trading platform, Fzg360 has entered the market of 60 cities in China, focusing on the marketing and trading of first-hand property, second-hand property and overseas property. We firmly believe that blockchain technology will have much wider use in the real-estate industry and are committed to enhance the application of the technology to a higher maturity level.”

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