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This month’s post introduces the Financial Innovation Laboratory (FIL) of the Global Center for Social Innovation – North America (CSI-NA) and recent activities.

 

The CSI-NA/FIL was established in 2016 to support co-creation projects with customers in the financial sector. Projects in FIL are currently focused on blockchain and data science. One recent major achievement is part of FIL’s activity in the Hyperledger community.

 

Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration, hosted by The Linux Foundation, with over 100 participating organizations, including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and Technology. 

 

Hitachi, a Premier Member, is part of the team of 159 engineers from 27 organizations including Hitachi, IBM and major IT vendors, developing Hyperledger Fabric. As a major contributor, FIL is proud to share the news that Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 is now available, as recently announced in a news release issued by the Hyperledger Foundation on 11 July 2017. Mr. Nao Nishijima, one of the main contributors from the CSI-NA FIL team, commented in the release, “I am delighted to see Hyperledger Fabric V1.0 released. It is a great pleasure for me to contribute to a significant step for the wider and practical application of blockchain technology for enterprise level and to support improvement and launch of innovative blockchain platform. Hitachi continues to contribute to Hyperledger community and to provide blockchain solutions for various industries.” 

 

CSI-NA is looking to progressively promote customer collaboration applying this production ready development of Hyperledger Fabric 1.0.  (Related article in HDS Community: “Blockchaining in Singapore” by Hu Yoshida)

 

If you would like to know more about the Hyperledger Project, or are interested in co-creation using this technology, please contact Nao Nishijima (Nao.Nishijima@hal.hitachi.com) or David Pinski (David.Pinski@hal.hitachi.com), Laboratory Manager at CSI-NA/FIL or CSI-NA http://www.hitachi-america.us/rd/contact_us/.