by Cindy Huynh
The Kerala Blockchain Academy (KBA) of the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala (IIITM-K), is the first Indian institution to join the Hyperledger project hosted by the Linux Foundation.
Transitioning a Workforce
According to a recent press release, the KBA is now an associate member of the Hyperledger group along with the Cambridge Centre of Alternative Finance (University of Cambridge) who also joined this month.
The open-source collaborative currently has 231 organizations in more than 25 countries that are advancing cross-industry blockchain technologies.
As the first of its kind in India, the KBA courses will help individuals with little or zero experience in blockchain to learn and transition from their careers.
KBA’s associate membership into the Hyperledger project is, therefore, an excellent opportunity for individuals to participate in the “fastest growing collaboration in the history of projects hosted by the Linux Foundation.”
Kerala Blockchain Academy and the Hyperledger Project
According to Your Story, a Bengaluru-based website, KBA could be a great platform for blockchain developers to explore new opportunities in the emerging digital ledger industry.
Your Story goes on to state that it could even become a blockchain solution provider to a large number of businesses.
By joining the Hyperledger, the KBA can leverage the project’s global reach, community, opportunities, and collaborate with other partners on the platform. Further, it can also facilitate interoperability between Hyperledger projects to tackle and explore new use cases.
Saji Gopinath, Director of IIITM-K, told The News Minute in an interview:
“Setting up the academy will be definitely a leap forward in Kerala’s efforts in becoming a national leader in the education, adoption, and entrepreneurship promotional activities in the new-age technological domains.”
KBA’s associate membership will connect the Indian blockchain and cryptocurrency community with other leaders in a variety of industries from finance, banking, and manufacturing to, IoT and supply chains.
The Progress of the Hyperledger Project
Although the Hyperledger group is less than two years old, the project is gaining significant traction with over five frameworks, 12 active community groups, 66 meetups worldwide, 600 media clips per month in 2016, and 16,000 meetup participants.
Furthermore, the Hyperledger Technical Steering Committee also recently accepted Hyperledger Caliper, a blockchain performance benchmarking tool, into incubation while their Fabric version 1.1.0 was released last week.
“The accelerating pace of growth and adoption of Hyperledger across industries and geographies underscores the power of our community and the technologies it is building,” said Brian Behlendorf, executive director of Hyperledger.
“It also reflects a global awakening to the impact of blockchain for business. Every day, we hear from organizations with new ideas and new applications for our framework. Our growing and diverse membership is key to turning that energy and innovation into the building blocks for increasingly business-critical deployments.”
Latest members to join the Hyperledger Project include; Beijing Truth Technology, Blockchain Technology Partners, CULedger, Greenstream Technology, KompiTech, MATRIC Foundation, REMME, Ripple, Shenzhen Rongxun Technology, Spin Systems, Versia, and Xiilab Co.
They’ve also opened their membership at no cost as associated members to pre-approved non-profits, open source projects, and government entities.