Fast forward to today and the number of companies getting involved has turned from a stream into a torrent. Among the most recent announcements included US agricultural giant Cargill and Poste Italiane, the Italian postal service. The latter was also included in a start-of-the-year roundup where eight new members were announced.
This is all good news for Marta Piekarska (left), director of ecosystem at Hyperledger, but there is plenty still to be getting on with. “This is not a hype,” she says. “We are beyond it and getting into reality – with all the hard work and the huge opportunities it brings.”