Hyperledger Turns Five, Releases 2020 Annual Report

SAN FRANCISCODec. 17, 2020 — Today, Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, turns five. Hyperledger launched on December 17, 2015, supported by 21 founding members. It now closes 2020 as a community of over 200 members with 16 named projects, 20 labs projects, five regional chapters and 20 Hyperledger Certified Service Providers (HCSPs).

The Linux Foundation project has been marking the anniversary with the Five Years of Hyperledger panel series (#5yearsofHyperledger) featuring a mix of industry voices discussing the past, present and future impact of distributed ledger technologies. During the event, panelists have covered a range of topics from the future of money to the next five year of enterprise blockchain.

The series wraps up today with a virtual networking event organized around key themes that will shape the next five years of enterprise blockchain.

Hyperledger also released its 2020 Annual Report, which is a wide-ranging look at project updates and milestones, community engagement, events, international growth, and training and certification. Highlights of the year include:

  • The releases of Hyperledger Fabric 2.0 and Hyperledger Fabric 2.2 LTS
  • Hyperledger Besu’s graduation to active status
  • The launch of Hyperledger Cactus, which graduated from Hyperledger Labs
  • Record member participation in Member Summit
  • Swift, worldwide uptake of virtual meet-ups with more than 180 events in 81 countries

“In the last five years, we’ve seen an entire ecosystem coalesce around the mission of advancing blockchain for business and, as a community, have built the multiple platforms and tools that are at the center of critical systems around the world,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “Hyperledger’s role is to champion both development and deployment of these technologies, and everyday we see the impact our work is having. This is a great opportunity to look back at the specific achievements of the last year and our overall accomplishments. We arrive at this milestone with the same focus on community building and blockchain’s potential that started us on this journey in 2015.”

Hyperledger would like to thank its members for their involvement and support over the years and for their enthusiasm for its work and this milestone.

About Hyperledger
Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration including leaders in finance, banking, healthcare, supply chains, manufacturing and technology. Hyperledger hosts many enterprise blockchain technology projects including distributed ledger frameworks, smart contract engines, client libraries, graphical interfaces, utility libraries and sample applications. All Hyperledger code is built publicly and available under the Apache license. The Linux Foundation hosts Hyperledger under the foundation.