Wall Street Veteran Blythe Masters Appointed to Phunware Board of Directors

Former CEO of Digital Asset, CFO of J.P. Morgan’s Investment Bank and Chair Emeritus of Linux Hyperledger Project Appointed as Certified Financial Expert

Phunware, Inc. (NASDAQ: PHUN) (the “Company”), a fully-integrated enterprise cloud platform for mobile that provides products, solutions, data and services for brands worldwide, today announced the appointment of Blythe Masters to its Board of Directors.

Blythe Masters is an experienced financial services and technology executive and currently an Industry Partner at the private equity and venture capital firm Motive Partners. She is the former CEO of Digital Asset – provider of the world’s leading smart contract language DAML – which she led from a startup in 2015 until 2018, serving customers including the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). She is Chair Emeritus of the Governing Board of the Linux Foundation’s open source Hyperledger Project, International Advisory Board Member of Santander Group, Board Member of OpenBank and Advisory Board Member of the United States Chamber of Digital Commerce, Figure Technologies – the blockchain-powered consumer financial products company – and the residential mortgage exchange, Maxex.

Blythe was previously a senior executive at J.P. Morgan, which she left after 27 years in 2014, following the successful sale of the physical commodities business which she built. Blythe was a member of the Corporate & Investment Bank Operating Committee and the firm’s Executive Committee. Positions at J.P. Morgan included Head of Global Commodities, Head of Corporate & Investment Bank Regulatory Affairs, CFO of the Investment Bank, Head of Global Credit Portfolio and Credit Policy & Strategy, Head of North American Structured Credit Products, Co-Head of Asset Backed Securitization and Head of Global Credit Derivatives Marketing.

Blythe is a past Chair of the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA), the Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) and the public consumer finance company Santander Consumer Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC).

Blythe is currently Co-Chair of the Global Fund for Women, Vice Chair of ID2020, Advisory Board Member and past Board Member of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Board Member of the Feminist Institute, and former Chair of the Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Blythe holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge.

“We are incredibly excited and honored to have appointed Blythe to our Board of Directors,” said Alan S. Knitowski, President, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Phunware. “Her background on Wall Street and her operational credentials and pedigree speak for themselves.”

The Phunware Board of Directors unanimously approved the appointment of Blythe Masters as the Company’s Certified Financial Expert, including her appointment as Chair of the Audit Committee and Member of the Compensation Committee.

“I am looking forward to helping Phunware become a household name on both Wall Street and Main Street,” said Blythe Masters. “The Company sits at the intersection of mobile, cloud, big data and blockchain and I look forward to contributing to its efforts in becoming the global enterprise platform standard for Fortune 1000 digital transformation initiatives.”

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Phunware, Inc. (NASDAQ: PHUN), is the pioneer of Multiscreen-as-a-Service (MaaS), an award-winning, fully integrated enterprise cloud platform for mobile that provides companies the products, solutions, data and services necessary to engage, manage and monetize their mobile application portfolios and audiences globally at scale. Phunware’s Software Development Kits (SDKs) include location-based services, mobile engagement, content management, messaging, advertising, loyalty (PhunCoin & Phun) and analytics, as well as a mobile application framework of pre-integrated iOS and Android software modules for building in-house or channel-based mobile application and vertical solutions. Phunware helps the world’s most respected brands create category-defining mobile experiences, with more than one billion active devices touching its platform each month. For more information about how Phunware is transforming the way consumers and brands interact with mobile in the virtual and physical worlds, visit https://www.phunware.com, https://www.phuncoin.com, https://www.phuntoken.com, and follow @phunware, @phuncoin and @phuntoken on all social media platforms.

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Amex, Accenture, Byju’s and others hiring for blockchain developers. Here are the latest job openings

  • According to ‘LinkedIn Emerging Jobs 2020’ report, blockchain developer is the most sought after job role in India — followed by artificial intelligence specialist, and javaScript developer.

  • Smart Contract, Node.js, Hyperledger and Solidity are the top skills to build a career as a blockchain developer.

  • Blockchain developers assist in building services and technology related to blockchain system — which is a list of records linked via cryptography.

  • Here a few opportunities for blockchain developers.

As cryptocurrencies gain ground, related jobs like blockchain developer too are gaining in popularity.

It is the most sought-after job according to ‘LinkedIn Emerging Jobs 2020’ report, followed by artificial intelligence specialist, and javaScript developer.

“India is among the top three countries to lead the world in AI skills with robotic process automation, compliance, and integration as the fastest growing skills,” the report said.

Blockchain developers assist in building services and technology related to blockchain system — which is a list of records linked via cryptography. Smart Contract, Node.js, Hyperledger and Solidity are the top skills to build a career as a blockchain developer.

Every week, Business Insider collates interesting vacancies across marquee organisations. This week we bring job openings for blockchain developers.

Here a few of those opportunities:


Position: Blockchain Architect

Location: Bangalore, Pune

Experience: Minimum 10 years

Eligibility: Not Specified

Homegrown technology major Wipro is hiring a blockchain architect. The candidate will be required to design and develop solutions, construct networks and facilitate problem solving for blockchain engineering.

To apply for the job, the candidate must have an understanding of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. He should also be aware of the technologies like cryptography, hash functions and encryption and signatures.

He should have previous experience in blockchain platforms like IBM Hyperledger, Ethereum, Stellar, Ripple and Corda along with the knowledge of programming languages — Java, Scala, Haskell, Erlang, Python and C#.

Interested candidates can apply here.

American Express

Position: Blockchain Engineer

Location: Bangalore

Experience: Minimum 6 years

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or other technical domains

American Express is looking to hire a blockchain engineer. The candidate will be responsible for innovating platform architecture and services – via blockchain technology along with performance testing.

The candidate should also be able to create application design and perform automated testing. He will also provide technical assistance to development teams to build new products.

The candidate should be skilled in programming languages like Java, JavaScript and Python. He should have working knowledge of cryptography, API security and consensus algorithms.

Interested candidates can apply here.


Position: Blockchain Technologies

Location: Bangalore

Experience: 15 years

Eligibility: Experience in blockchain technologies

Technology giant Accenture is inviting applications for blockchain technologies.The applicant will be responsible for end to end Blockchain RFP response process. He will act as a domain expert for blockchain engineering.

He will also work on blockchain components of delivery by understanding client requirements.

Interested candidates can apply here.

Wolters Kluwer

Position: Blockchain Developer

Location: Pune

Experience: 4-6 years

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in technical domain

Wolters Kluwer is looking for a blockchain developer in Pune. The role includes research and design of smart contracts, oracle and Dapps via blockchain technologies.

The selected candidate will have to provide workbench delivery for data scientists and artificial intelligence development initiatives.

He should have experience in cryptocurrency and strong knowledge of technologies like ethereum and hyperledger. He should have working knowledge of programming languages like C#, Java, JavaScript along with data structures and algorithms.

Interested candidates can apply here.

Byju’s (Think & Learn)

Position: Backend Engineer

Location: Bangalore

Experience: Not specified

Eligibility: Coding and software testing skills

Edtech platform Byju’s is hiring candidates for its software development team. The candidate will be responsible for building high quality code and testing as per the SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle).

He will be responsible for building Byju’s core learning platform including backend, big data technologies and machine learning. The candidate should have strong problem solving skills.

Interested candidates can apply here.

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The Ethereum Community Is No Longer Fighting With Itself

In January 2018, I wrote a tweetstorm that became the “Call for an End To Tribalism in Ethereum” keynote at the Ethereum Community Conference in Paris in March 2018. Kent Barton continued that theme with “Divided We Fail: The Irrational Insanity of Crypto Tribalism” in April 2018.

That Paris conference also saw the launch of the Ethereum Magicians led by my former colleagues Jamie Pitts and Greg Colvin. That group of individuals sought to mature the governance around the ethereum protocol improvement process.

In October 2018, EEA and Hyperledger announced that they were becoming associate members of each others organizations, and would be collaborating on common projects. In April 2019 the Token Taxonomy Initiative was launched, with Microsoft and IBM working together. In June 2019, Microsoft finally joined Hyperledger. Now we just need IBM to join the EEA (hint, hint)!

Tensions between the Ethereum Foundation and the EEA thawed in 2019, with Aya Miyaguchi, the Executive Director of the EF joining the Board of the EEA in August 2019, and the Mainnet Initiative being announced as a collaboration between the EF and the EEA.

In August 2019, ConsenSys announced that it would be joining Hyperledger as a premier member, with founder Joe Lubin joining the governing board. They announced that they would be contributing their Enterprise Ethereum client Pantheon (now renamed as Besu).

Three years after the failure of cpp-ethereum relicensing, we finally had a fully-fledged ETH mainnet client as part of Hyperledger. Besu was written in a mainstream enterprise language – Java, had permissive Apache 2.0 licensing and had mature governance under the Linux Foundation. It was built by a large team of world class software engineers, building to the specifications which the EEA had matured since 2017.

ETC Cooperative funded ETC support and that work was completed by ChainSafe in December 2019. There has been a period of growing collaboration between the ETC ecosystem and the ETH ecosystem in late 2018 and throughout 2019, after several years or hurt feelings and bitterness after “a bad divorce.” Virgil Griffith was key to that detente and has been an excellent friend to ETC.

As my friend John Wolpert said so well in his seminal “Bring on the Stateful Internet” blog post in August 2018:

“I wish we could take all the good work out there the patterns each team in the blockchain space has explored for the past several years and lop off all the brands, the flags, the preciousness we all get when looking at our own babies. We would see it all as a bag full of Legos, a set of potential standards converging on what we really need in order to build awesome new applications that transcend the limitations and troubling central control issues of client/server.”

The artificial boundary we have put in place in our minds between “public chains” and “private chains” is fading rapidly. All our different technologies, whether we call them blockchains, or DLTs, or distributed databases, should be interoperable.

One chain to rule them all is maximalist nonsense. Our future evidently has multiple chains. L1s and L2s. State channels, rollups, Plasma, Lightning, counterfactual instantiation, L2 privacy solutions, off chain compute, every type of consensus under the sun. Integration with legacy systems is critically important too. Blockchain is not a silver bullet.

At the close of 2019, we are in a completely different place than we were during the high drama of 2016. Former rivals (both within ethereum and across the broader enterprise blockchain ecosystem) are pulling together in a way that is a delightful contrast to the fractured landscape of the near past. Collaboration is proving the winning strategy over cut-throat competition. This trend will only accelerate into 2020.

Maturity of governance is also finally being seen as the critical foundation for collaboration which it truly is. The whole ecosystem is finally growing up.

In 2016 I wrote:

“We have the opportunity to build a set of technologies in the next few years which could have similar societal impacts as the Internet, the World Wide Web and open source languages, relational databases, etc. We are building a decentralized computing platform which every individual on Earth should benefit from.”

“These technologies need to reach into every nook and cranny of our computing fabric: big and small, public and private, independent and corporate; smartwatches to mainframes.”

“This is a large and ambitious undertaking that is addictive and all-consuming for many of us. Diversity of viewpoints, a broad spectrum of use-cases to mature the base technology, and an open and inclusive attitude and environment of collaboration will help us achieve our shared goals.”

In 2020, that dream is closer to becoming a reality. It is a sheer delight to have had such a front-row seat to this revolution. Bring it on!

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How 2019 Was The Tipping Point For Private Blockchain Solutions

The year 2019 saw the launch of several private blockchain roll outs in the enterprise space, both in India and across the globe. Here, one of the most important developments was the launch of Hyperledger Fabric 1.4 in January 2019, which was its first long term support release. This was an important milestone in the adoption of enterprise blockchain as maintainers of Fabric network will now provide continuous bug fixes for each following versions. Also, programming model improvements in the Node.js SDK and Node.js chaincode makes the development of decentralized applications more intuitive, allowing developers to focus on application logic.

Hyperledger Led Private Blockchain Adoption In Open Source

Hyperledger has been the most prominent open source enterprise blockchain network launched in December 2015 by the Linux Foundation, and receiving contributions from IBM, Intel and SAP Ariba, to support the collaborative development of blockchain-based distributed ledgers. In 2019, apart from its Fabric blockchain product which has been used by hundreds of companies across the globe, Hyperledger Sawtooth also saw adoption from companies like Salesforce, Lamborghini, Target, Cargill.

Hyperledger Fabric Won The Open Source Race For Private Blockchain Ecosystem in 2019

Apart from using Hyperledger for specific enterprise use cases like supply chain management and distributed applications, other companies tweaked the open source software for serving their own customers. For example, In November 2019, Accenture announced that it developed and tested a solution called Blockchain Integration Framework which allows two or more blockchain enabled ecosystems to integrate and achieve interoperability as an end goal. A tutorial demonstrated sending an asset file between two enterprise blockchain networks, namely a generic deployment of Hyperledger Fabric and JP Morgan’s Quorum network using Accenture’s own blockchain interoperability solution, which Accenture has opensourced for all developers. Given there is a large interest among enterprises, India’s tech companies like

MindTree, Tech Mahindra joined Hyperledger Foundation to leverage its blockchain capabilities in 2019.

Accenture’s Blockchain Integration Framework

IBM Also Proved Leadership With Innovative Blockchain Products For 2019

As far as enterprise vendors in the blockchain space are concerned, IBM clearly won the race on the global level with innovative launches. In 2019, we saw IBM introducing Trust Your Supplier Network along with blockchain consultancy firm Chainyard. Along with IBM, Fortune 500 companies including Anheuser-Busch InBev, GlaxoSmithKline, Lenovo, Nokia, Schneider Electric and Vodafone are founding participants in the Trust Your Supplier (TYS) network.


Another IBM’s blockchain project called Food Trust added big players in the food sector including Walmart, Nestle, Tyson Foods, French supermarket chain Carrefour, Dole Foods, Unilever, and US grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons. Both of these blockchain networks run on the IBM Blockchain Platform which is built to run on-premises and in multi-cloud environments. With the platform, organisations can create, test and debug smart contracts, and also connect to Hyperledger Fabric. IBM also in 2019 also launched a new supply chain service caled Sterling Supply Chain Suite based on its blockchain platform and open-source software from recently-acquired Red Hat that allows developers and third-party apps to integrate legacy corporate data systems onto a distributed ledger.

Another large scale private deployment of blockchain technology in 2019 was when the OOC Oil & Gas Blockchain Consortium announced it completed a trial for blockchain-based authorization for expenditure (AFE) balloting after it acquired tech from Canadian firm GuildOne. The alliance consists of several major oil companies including Chevron, ExxonMobil and Shell. Automaker BMW and logistics provider DHL worked on a blockchain proof of concept (PoC) for the former’s Asia Pacific supply chain operations to provide better visibility for parts shipped from Malaysia. In these two cases, it became clear that apart from open source technologies like Hyperledger or blockchain technologies from large vendors such as IBM, there are niche tech companies and consortiums working to develop in-house distributed ledgers for supply chains and trust/identity management.

Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Blockchain Business 2019

What’s Happening In India For Private Blockchain Ecosystem?

In India, the enterprise adoption of blockchain is on the rise with multiple proof of concepts happening in both public and private enterprises. In fact, blockchain developer is India’s fastest growing emerging job role, as per a Linkedin report. To highlight the rising trend of private blockchain solutions, we saw in 2019 that major Indian IT solution providers like TCS, Infosys and Wipro launched their blockchain-focused products for businesses. Software major Infosys launched blockchain-powered distributed applications for government services, insurers and supply chain management verticals. The applications are planned for business systems to guarantee speedy deployment, and interoperability crosswise over divergent frameworks of significant value chain partners and cases including analytics and IoT (Internet of Things), Infosys said.

Services and consulting firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) introduced an innovative a “low code” development kit for organizations interested in developing and deploying blockchain technology quickly. The Quartz DevKit is a web-based development platform coupled with plug-and-play components that can be reused to help speed up the process. The company claims that these features enable shaving off as much as 40% of the total time required to develop and deploy the solutions. R Vivekananda, Global Head of Quartz at TCS, stated that they had received very positive feedback from pilot customers to their kit.

Unlike Infosys and TCS, Wipro made strides in enterprise payments space in partnership with blockchain firm R3, where the duo together developed a prototype in 2019 to execute digital currency payments for interbank financial settlements for a consortium consisting of the Bank of Thailand and 8 commercial banks in Thailand. Built as a component of the first phase of Project Inthanon, the solution will deliver de-centralized interbank real-time gross settlement (RTGS) using wholesale Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) in Thailand. The solution highlights that central banks across the globe are taking interest in hiring software companies to deploy blockchain solutions for payment and finance-related activities. It is to be noted that R3 developed a similar enterprise payments solution in 2019 with other companies too, including SAP and Accenture.


2019 saw multiple POCs coming into action for helping create enterprise blockchain networks for different purposes. The trend was clear- blockchain technologies created a trusted environment for data transmissions between virtual networks or devices while increasing efficiency of such exchanges. According to research, 75% of IoT technology implementers in America have already adopted distributed ledger or are working on adopting it by the end of 2020 out of more than 500 U.S. companies. Yet, Gartner’s Hype Cycle (above) for Blockchain Business also shows that most blockchain technologies are still 5-10 years away from transformational impact.

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A Year of Careful, Prosaic BUIDLing

While other governments, such as Dubai and Holland, had launched blockchain initiatives, Xi’s declaration has now made this a matter of national competitiveness. This is a huge boost to the blockchain industry in China, everyone from Baidu, Tencent, Alibaba / Ant Financial and Huawei to a long list of startups. It also raised the concern that the China blockchain industry and technologies may diverge from those outside, whether because of US sanctions or China’s Great Firewall. Fortunately, we have not yet seen barriers emerge at Hyperledger; companies and developers in our community who hail from China are active, first-class participants in the community.


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Mindtree is a $1B global technology enterprise, focused on delivering excellence in complex digital environment, with relentless dedication in IT consulting and services. Mindtree’s global organization serves clients in 18 countries, from 43 offices, and 21,000 employees. With teams primarily within the U.S., Europe, Middle East, Australia, and India, the company works with large enterprise brands for digital technology and open source services including block chain. “Born Digital” in 1999, Mindtree has been working with Fortune 2000 companies to help them achieve business agility, competitive edge, and growth. With AI-first consulting approach, we have conceptualized our “Digital Next” offerings that enable our clients to experience transformation, leverage connected operations and reimagine IT infrastructure with core modernization. Mindtree, with its 20 years of history driving the spirit of entrepreneurship, collaboration and dedication through “Mindtree Minds,” is regarded among the best places to work within the global service provider industry.

Blockchain Products/Services Offered: Mindtree has been developing capabilities around Hyperledger for the last three years, started contributing to the Hyperledger community since 2017. Mindtree has a product for ‘Loyalty Exchange Platform’, named ‘$wap’, using Hyperledger Fabric. It is in MVP state and Mindtree customize it as per customer’s requirement.

$WAP is a coalition of loyalty point exchange platform, using which consumers not only can redeem points easily but also exchange points against currency without having any membership cards of that retailer, provided those retailers are having partnership among themselves being onboarded on platform. This platform solves maximum pain points of current ‘Points Redeem Industry’; viz interoperability of points, delayed customer’s gratification, limitation of redeeming points and more.

Merchant On-Boarding on blockchain using Hyperledger Fabric, is another product which is also in MVP state. This product can be customized easily as per the requirement of the customers.

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Industries: Cross-Industry, Finance, Industrial IoT, Insurance, Loyalty, Manufacturing, Media, Retail, Supply chain, Testing

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India’s Tata aims to speed up app development on Ethereum, Hyperledger, R3 Corda

Services and consulting firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has launched a “low code” development kit for organizations interested in developing and deploying blockchain technology quickly.

According to a press release issued by the Mumbai-based company, the Quartz DevKit, as the solution is called, “abstracts out the complexity” of developing smart contracts on a blockchain by using pre-built templates for each step of the process and making the finished contract ready to be deployed on Hyperledger Fabric, Ethereum, and R3 Corda.

The Quartz DevKit is a web-based development platform coupled with plug-and-play components that can be reused to help speed up the process. The company claims that these features enable shaving off as much as 40% of the total time required to develop and deploy the solutions. R Vivekananda, Global Head of Quartz at TCS, stated that they had received “very positive” feedback from pilot customers to their kit.

The kit is part of the company’s Smart Ledger solutions aimed at organizations interested in harnessing blockchain technology. In addition to the Quartz DevKit, the other solutions integrated into the solution are the Quartz Gateway and Quartz Command Center. The latter is used for monitoring blockchain systems while the former is used to integrate third-party systems with a company’s blockchain.

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TCS got into blockchain early. In 2016, the company claimed that it had more than 100 blockchain-related projects under development. Earlier this year, itparticipated in a cross-border settlement of securities between banks in Kuwait and Morocco using the BaNCS Network—a private, permissioned ledger that the company has developed for its customers in the financial services and insurance industry.

Meanwhile TCS competitor Infosys completed a global blockchain trial of trade finance in September in partnership with blockchain consortium R3.


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The global Blockchain Platforms Software research report presents data collected from various regulatory organizations to assess the growth of every segment. In addition, the study also assesses the global Blockchain Platforms Software market on the basis of the geography. It analyzes the macro- and microeconomic factors influencing the market growth in each region. The global Blockchain Platforms Software market is further bifurcated on the basis of the regions Latin America, Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, and Middle East & Africa too.

Market Segment by Type, covers :

Private, Public, Consortium

Market Segment by Applications, can be divided into :

E-Commerce, Finance, Medicine, Real Estate

Objective of Studies:

1. To provide detailed analysis of the market structure along with forecast of the various segments and sub-segments of the global Blockchain Platforms Software market.

2. To provide insights about factors affecting the market growth. To analyse the Blockchain Platforms Software market based on various factors- price analysis, supply chain analysis, Porte five force analysis etc.

3. To provide historical and forecast revenue of the market segments and sub-segments with respect to four main geographies and their countries- North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Rest of the World.

4. To provide country level analysis of the market with respect to the current market size and future prospective.

5. To provide country level analysis of the market for segment by application, product type and sub-segments.

6. To provide strategic profiling of key players in the market, comprehensively analysing their core competencies, and drawing a competitive landscape for the market.

7. To track and analyse competitive developments such as joint ventures, strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, new product developments, and research and developments in the global Blockchain Platforms Software market.

Target Audience of Blockchain Platforms Software Market:

Manufacturer / Potential Investors

Traders, Distributors, Wholesalers, Retailers, Importers and Exporters

Association and government bodies

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In the final section of the Blockchain Platforms Software market report, we have provided the global Blockchain Platforms Software market structure analysis and a detailed competition landscape with company market share and performance to provide a competitive dashboard view of key players operating in the global Blockchain Platforms Software market along with their business strategies. This is expected to enable clients to assess strategies deployed by market leaders and help them develop effective strategies accordingly.


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Ethereum is Still the Business Blockchain of Choice

A recent working paper by German bank Aareal and the Frankfurt School Blockchain Centre reviewed four major blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) projects with the aim of helping corporate decision makers choose the most suitable one for their business needs. The paper, titled How Should Companies Select a Specific Blockchain Framework?, looked at various functions and features of the competitors and analysed key points such as performance values, cost efficiency and security.

While each of the four – Ethereum, Hyperledger Fabric, R3 Corda, and Quasar/Stellar – were deemed to hold advantages in certain scenarios, Ethereum edged ahead overall, even in a permissioned environment, due to its open source nature and global distribution enhancing its security aspects.

All Round Blockchain

The authors of the paper, Daniel Höfelmann and Philipp Sander, recognised that being permissionless and public made Ethereum “the all round blockchain” but voiced concerns over its possible transaction volumes and highlighted past setbacks to show that its “…complexity can overwhelm many Ethereum developers.”

It was suggested that Hyperledger Fabric, R3 Corda and Quasar/Stellar share similar strengths and weaknesses but Fabric’s association with the Linux Foundation provided added confidence that they could deliver on large or complex projects.

Evaluating Quasar/Stellar proved problematic as gaps were found by the researchers in terms of a shortage of data and documentation outside of a test environment.

Although not directly evaluated in the paper for any of the blockchains and DLTs under review, the authors clearly see that trust is the major asset for any proprietary vendor in a permissioned network because only the “…vendor can validate issues and problems and maintain and evolve the technology as a whole.”

As a result, without explicit trust in the provider by the participants, all permissioned DLT solutions face the “…loss of all significant attributes, which are especially attributed to the public blockchains.”


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