It has been a busy month in the open source community. Hyperledger hit 100 institutional members, making it the fastest growing project in the Linux Foundation’s history, and entered into a strategic advocacy and education partnership with the Digital Chamber of Commerce. Our friends at R3 successfully open-sourced their Corda platform and announced their intention to submit it to Hyperledger.
Digital Asset has decided to open source DAML, our smart contract-like modeling language for financial applications, and supporting tools. We have not yet specified a release date, but this is a significant commitment which we wish to make known uniformly to our client base and which furthers our commitment to advancing industry adoption of distributed ledger technology by financial services.
Last month we demonstrated Digital Asset's commitment to open source by moving Hyperledger to the independent Linux Foundation. We are excited to collaborate with global leaders across finance and technology: Accenture, ANZ Bank, Cisco, CLS, Credits, Deutsche Börse, DTCC, Fujitsu Limited, IC3, IBM, Intel, J.P. Morgan, London Stock Exchange Group, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, R3, State Street, SWIFT, VMware, and Wells Fargo. The reaction to the announcement was fantastic; Hyperledger has been one of the most highly requested to participate in projects in the Linux Foundation's history. There are several extremely exciting additions since the initial announcement that will be made public soon.
Shortly after the acquisition by Digital Asset Holdings in June, we discontinued supporting the beta version of Hyperledger that was available on Github and we would like to take this opportunity to update you on our planned changes and current status.