IBM CTO elected chairman of Hyperledger technical committee

Announcements | March 1, 2016 By:

Chris Ferris, CTO of open cloud in the IBM cloud division’s open technology unit, has been named as the chairman of the technical committee for the Hyperledger Project.

Ferris was elected chairman during a vote that took place earlier this month. The outcome was announced during a committee call on 25th February.

Representatives from a variety of mainstream financial and technology firms, including Accenture, CME Group, Deutsche Boerse, DTCC, IBM, Intel and JPMorgan, as well as blockchain startups Digital Asset Holdings and R3CEV, make up the membership of the committee.

The Hyperledger Project is an open-source blockchain initiative launched late last year under the umbrella of the Linux Foundation.