Banque de France and Central Bank of Nigeria join the Hyperledger Global Forum 2022

The Hyperledger Foundation has announced new participants for its 2022 Hyperledger Global Forumtaking place September 12-14 in Dublin, Ireland.

The list of participants now includes the Digital Identity Lab of Canada, Banque de France, Central Bank of Nigeria, CasperLabs and DSR Corporation.

The Hyperledger Global Forum 2022, taking place September 12-14 in Dublin, Ireland, is described as an annual “corporate global event” with over 100 speakers and 700 attendees, technical and corporate aspects and technology applications being the main focus of the event.

Hyperledger signifies the importance of new members, especially government agencies, joining the event: “Our new members bring a diversity of innovations and experiences to the Hyperledger community.”

Hyperledger Foundation is a non-profit organization aimed at encouraging conversation and collaboration around open source blockchain software technologies.

CasperLabs, an open-source enterprise solutions platform, is among the newly added members, explains the decision to join the event and shares that the company’s enterprise-grade production solution for cross-chain transactions will be online in a few months.

“We are joining Hyperledger Foundation because we are committed to advancing blockchain interoperability to support enterprise operations. We have already had great success working with IBM to demonstrate the first atomic cross-chain exchange of fungible tokens between an instance of a Hyperledger Fabric Authorized Network and the Casper Blockchain at Davos 2022,” Medha Parlikar, Co-Founder and CTO , CasperLabs says.

Growing interest among countries

Banks around the world have become part of the discussion surrounding the digital asset industry.

In July, the French central bank announced that it was accelerating its central bank digital currency (CBDC) wholesale program.

The bank also said it is preparing to support the European Union’s pilot project for distributed tokenized securities ledger technology, which is expected to launch in March 2023.

Meanwhile, Nigeria’s interest in cryptocurrency appears to be growing. A recent survey shows that Nigerians top the number of Google trends and digital currency searches.
Binance, the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, is also expanding its presence in the region. The exchange recently partnered with Nigerian authorities to create a virtual free digital economy zone, similar to the virtual zones in Dubai. “The aim is to create a thriving virtual free zone to leverage a nearly trillion dollar virtual economy in blockchain and digital economy,” commented Adesoji Adesugba, Managing Director of Nigeria Export. Processing Zones Authority.

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