Brian Behlendorf – Hyperledger

Four Questions For is a podcast about literacy, technology & education. Each episode includes an interview with an expert in the identified area. The interviews provide a smart and savvy resource for individuals trying to understand these concepts.

The interviews are conducted by Ian O’Byrne.

This episode contains a brief discussion with Brian Behlendorf, the Executive Director of Hyperledger Project. Behlendorf was a primary developer of the Apache Web server, the most popular web server software on the Internet, and a founding member of the Apache Software Foundation. He has also served on the board of the Mozilla Foundation since 2003 and the Electronic Frontier Foundation since 2013. He was the founding CTO of CollabNet and CTO of the World Economic Forum. Most recently, Behlendorf was a managing director at Mithril Capital Management LLC, a global technology investment firm.

The Hyperledger Project is an open source collaborative effort created to advance blockchain technology by addressing important features for a cross-industry open standard for distributed ledgers. It is a global collaboration including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and Technology. The Linux Foundation hosts Hyperledger Project as a Collaborative Project under the foundation. To learn more, visit:

The starting four prompts for this interview are as follows:

  • What is hyperledger? How do you explain this to people that aren’t out there thinking about blockchain and distributed technologies?
  • How (and why) are you involved in hyperledger right now?
  • How do you see blockchain technology affecting the future of learning recognition and insurgent forms of credentials
  • What are the challenges and opportunities on the horizon as we investigate these new technologies?

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