IBM Official Elected Chair of Hyperledger Blockchain Tech Board

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The Hyperledger technical steering committee (TSC) has elected another IBM official as its chair amid controversy over the tech giant’s increased representation on the panel.Arnaud Le Hors, a senior technical staff member for blockchain and web open technologies at IBM, succeeds Dan Middelton, a principal engineer with Intel, according to an email sent to the TSC mailing list Wednesday. “I’m happy to have the chair role in good hands,” Middelton wrote to the list.A year ago Middelton replaced Christopher Ferris, CTO of open technology at IBM, who had chaired the TSC since Hyperledger was founded in 2015.Neither IBM nor Hyperledger was immediately available for comment. The Hyperledger TSC is responsible for creating working groups to focus on technical issues, approving projects and reviewing updates.Last week, Hyperledger code contributors elected the TSC for 2019-2020, and the number of IBM employees on the committee doubled, giving Big Blue 6 of the 11…

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