First Atlanta Hyperledger Meetup Scheduled for May 1.

The first Atlanta Hyperledger (Blockchain) Meetup is set for May 1, 6 – 8 pm, at Tech Square Labs. Looking forward to meeting everyone.

We’ll start with extensive introductions and get a feel of the group’s exposure to Hyperledger. Then we’ll review the current state of Hyperledger, the various projects and components that are part of the Hyperledger project, and explore the architecture of Hyperledger Fabric.

Speakers are invited to request a spot on the agenda.

Members are invited to request other topics for the meeting.

See everyone there.

Blockchain and Identity

Mark van Rijmenam posed some questions on LinkedIn today around Identity and Blockchain. This is an interesting and important topic and my reply would be a bit long so I thought a blog post would be better.

Specifically he asked,

– What is identity?

– What are the current problems with identity?

– Should we put identity on the Blockchain and if so, why and how should it be done?

– What are the advantages / disadvantages of doing so?

– What are the challenges of putting identity on the Blockchain?

– What are some interesting use cases of identity on the Blockchain?

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Belltane Organizes Atlanta Hyperledger Meetup

Belltane has organized the Atlanta Hyperledger Meetup. Interest in this exciting new Blockchain technology is high and over 20 people signed up in just the first 2 days! We are planning our initial meeting, so join now to help set the agenda and location.

Hyperledger is an open standard for Blockchain for Business and is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry Blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration, hosted by the Linux Foundation, including leaders in Finance, Banking, Internet of Things, Supply Chains, Manufacturing and Technology.

The Hyperledger Fabric provides a foundation for developing Blockchain solutions with a modular architecture, pluggable implementations, and container technology. While leveraging open source best practices, Hyperledger Fabric enables confidentiality, scalability, and security in business environments.

Belltane has utilized the Hyperledger Fabric and the Node.js Client SDK running on IBM Bluemix to publish a very basic Healthcare Provider Directory Proof of Concept and continues to explore and develop components, applications, and partners to take advantage of the many benefits of the Blockchain for Business capabilities of the Hyperledger Fabric.

To stay on top of the latest information about Hyperledger, subscribe to our blog and join the Atlanta Hyperledger Meetup.