The Washington DC-based Chamber of Digital Commerce and open source blockchain collaboration the Hyperledger Project, have joined forces to promote the understanding, acceptance and use of digital assets and blockchain-based technologies.
Areas of common interest that the Chamber and Hyperledger will immediately begin focusing on include public policy efforts, intellectual property issues and global regulatory and technical interoperability, said a statement.
Brian Behlendorf, executive director of the Hyperledger Project, said: "Active engagement and collaboration between government authorities and the open source blockchain technology community is essential to realising the potential of these new platforms and tools.
"I am pleased to welcome the Chamber of Digital Commerce to the Hyperledger Project. The policy expertise they bring will be extremely beneﬁcial to our overall goals of driving open blockchain technology efforts forward."
Perianne Boring, founder and president of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, said: "A pro-growth perspective towards regulation and industry standards are some of the biggest challenges the open source community faces. We are excited to work with the technical experts and open source community at the Hyperledger Project to further support our efforts on behalf of the blockchain industry."