Hyperledger just gained 14 new members including a couple of big-name companies: FedEx and Honeywell.

The open-source collaborative effort was created by the Linux Foundation to develop and advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. With the new 14 it now has over 270 member organizations.

“Our community ranges from technology giants and industry leaders to startups, service providers and academics,” said Brian Behlendorf, Hyperledger’s executive director, in a press release.

One of those giants, FedEx, has long been on board the blockchain train. “We believe that blockchain has big implications in supply chain, transportation and logistics,” said Kevin Humphries, senior vice president for IT at FedEx Services, in the release. “We are excited for the opportunity to collaborate with the Hyperledger community as we continue to explore the applications and help set the standards for wide-scale blockchain adoption in our industry and others.”

Besides FedEx and Honeywell, the new corporate members are BetaBlocks, Blockchain Educators, Cardstack, Constellation Labs, Elemential Labs, KoreConX, Northstar Venture Technologies, Peer Ledger, Syncsort and Wanchain.

In addition, Hyperledger has free associate membership for nonprofits, open-source projects and government entities. The two newest associates are the Ministry of Citizens’ Services of British Columbia and the blockchain-friendly government of Bermuda.

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