Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger project, has been named one of the top 10 influential voices in the blockchain world, in a New York Times commentary titled “The People Leading the Blockchain Revolution.” Blockchain technology—which encompasses smart contracts, distributed ledgers, and more—is already transforming contracts, payment processing, asset protection, and supply chain management.
In the article, Behlendorf is credited with driving the evolution and widespread adoption of numerous essential blockchain platforms and tools.
“Mr. Behlendorf has helped bring in other big names who are helping to make Hyperledger the focus of much of the corporate and governmental interest in blockchains today,” the Times reports.
“Hyperledger now oversees several different blockchain projects, but its biggest product is Fabric, which is being used by everyone from Walmart to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Mr. Behlendorf, meanwhile, has tried to make sure the technology has kept its open-source soul even as it has begun to go mainstream” states the article.
Behlendorf is no stranger to protecting the open source soul of major projects or building strong open source communities. He was a primary developer of Apache Web server and a founding member of the Apache Group, which later became the Apache Software Foundation.
“There is exciting stuff going on with blockchain and real-world problems are being solved,” Behlendorf said during a recent keynote address at Token Fest, a leading blockchain exhibition and conference. In his address, he provides details on how Hyperledger’s tools and platforms are being used right now.