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Blockchain in Luxembourg: Meet the Man Behind Hyperledger

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Published on Wednesday, 20 September 2017

We’re positively beaming. By becoming associate members of Hyperledger, an open-source collaborative consortium dedicated to enhancing Blockchain technology, we’ve effectively laid a milestone. Indeed, the University of Luxembourg is the first (and only university, yet!) to join this international community of innovators.

“Blockchain continues to gain traction with its potential to impact global businesses by increasing efficiency and solving problems associated with transparency and information sharing,” says Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. “At Hyperledger, we're seeing this firsthand as more and more diverse organisations across industry sectors like the University of Luxembourg invest their energy and resources in understanding how blockchain technology can strengthen their own business processes."

Hosted at the Linux Foundation, Hyperledger is an open-source, not-for-profit community accelerating the development and adoption of business blockchain technologies. The Hyperledger consortium already includes leading companies such as IBM, Airbus, SAP, Fujitsu, Deutsche Börse, and over 80 additional members.

The Rise of Blockchain in Luxembourg

SnT researchers are a driving force of the FinTech revolution in Luxembourg. And our partnership with Hyperledger hints that we’re onto something. SnT director Björn Ottersten confirms:

“Blockchain technology is set to play a major role in Luxembourg’s financial centre, opening up exciting new possibilities in FinTech. The country also has ambitious plans to lead the world in bringing together information technology, renewable energy and smart transport networks, an area in which blockchain has much to offer. By allying ourselves with Hyperledger we strengthen our commitment to cross-industry innovation, creating R&D cooperation in Luxembourg and beyond.”

Join us and meet the man behind Hyperledger!

To mark our brand-new membership with Hyperledger, we’re pleased to welcome the consortium’s charismatic leader, Brian Behlendorf, on 5 October. This is your chance to meet the open-source guru, a man who excels at wearing many hats: primary developer of the Apache web server, startup company founder, advisor to the U.S. government, board member at the Mozilla Foundation, CTO of the World Economic Forum, and many others too numerous to list here.

Joined by Louis de Bruin (Blockchain Leader, IBM Europe), the Executive Director of Hyperledger will sit down with SnT research groups during the day to brainstorm the role of Blockchain technologies in Luxembourg’s R&D.

And we’ll give you a chance to meet the man too. Mark your calendars: we’ve planned a meetup open to all blockchain and ICT enthusiasts on 5 October from 18:30 to 20:00. This is bound to be an exciting evening!

Join this lively meetup headlined by Brian Behlendorf, and also featuring Marco Houwen (Infrachain) and Frank Roessig (Telindus) on 5 October at 18:30 by clicking here.