Ep. 82: Open-Source Enterprise – Brian Behlendorf (Executive Director of Hyperledger)

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Ep. 82: Open-Source Enterprise – Brian Behlendorf (Executive Director of Hyperledger)

Brian Behlendorf is the Executive Director of the…
May 17, 2021

Ep. 82: Open-Source Enterprise – Brian Behlendorf (Executive Director of Hyperledger)

Brian Behlendorf is the Executive Director of the Hyperledger project hosted by the Linux Foundation. He’s written and spoken extensively on open-source software development and communities. In 1999, he co-founded the Apache Software foundation, a non-profit that supports several open source project around key internet technologies. Brian has served on the board of the Mozilla foundation since 2003 and was CTO at the World economic forum. Hyperledger was started in 2015 by the Linux Foundation and hosts some of the most popular enterprise-grade distributed ledger platforms like Hyperledger Fabric, Besu, Indy, and Sawtooth.

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Show Notes
•Brian’s background
•When did you first learn about blockchain?
•How do you compare the current blockchain revolution to the internet revolution of the 90s?
•Linux Foundation involvement in healthcare
•Launching Hyperledger
•What excites you most about the Hyperledger network and its community?
•Does the lack of a native cryptocurrency mean there’s less incentivize for Hyperledger developers compared to other smart contract DLTs like Ethereum? Or is it a scaling advantage for Hyperledger?
•How close are we to a global self-sovereign identity solution? Indy project
•Future of identity
•Selective disclosure
•BBS+ signatures,
•Can we expect real privacy and protection from government surveillance in the future?
•WHO Vaccine cards historical insight
•Public vs. Private DLT – how to choose the right level of openness for business applications?
•How important is community and stakeholder governance when developing a DLT solutions?

•What do you believe in that most people would disagree with?
•(Not to get political) how can technology be used to address drug taboos in our society?
•In your view, what would it take for Bitcoin to lose it’s #1 place in total network value (in USD)?
•Will you be attending Burning Man this year?
•Favorite book that has influenced you – The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes
•If you had to have micro chip implanted in your body, where would you want it to be implanted?
•DAW (digital audio workstation) of choice – MIXX, OBS, Twitch
•Is it fair to have an open network where people can join with equal voting rights without any previous investment or effort into a project?
•Key Takeaways

News Corner

Microsoft has decided to terminate its Azure-based blockchain-as-a-service platform.
According to a recent blog post, Microsoft announced, they have been quietly informing customers on the best way to migrate their data to an alternative of their choosing by Sept. 10. Support for new deployments or member creations has also been discontinued.
No official reason for their decision has been shared by the company.
In late January 2016, Microsoft offered Azure’s DevTest Labs so that Blockchain-related services and partners can decouple the Blockchain technology from virtual machines.
Microsoft’s short-term goal for the Azure BaaS was to make available a certified blockchain marketplace.
The recommended migration destination is ConsenSys Quorum Blockchain Service. Users also could opt to self-manage their blockchains using Virtual Machines.

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