Patientory, Oracle join Hyperledger blockchain effort

Hyperledger — an open-source, cross-industry effort hosted by The Linux Foundation to advance blockchain — added three general members Aug. 29.

The collaborative aims to create common distributed ledger technology for organizations to leverage industry-specific blockchain applications. It has eight business blockchain and distributed ledger technologies in incubation.

Hyperledger's 152 members represent industries such as finance, healthcare and aeronautics. The three recent additions are Miami-based Business Telecommunications Services, Redwood City, Calif.-based Oracle and Atlanta-based The Patientory Foundation.

"We are eager to collaborate with Hyperledger's broader community to develop the technology further and form relationships that can help us advance the implementation of blockchain in the health space," said Chrissa McFarlane, founder and CEO of Patientory, a blockchain-based storage platform for patient information.

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