More than a dozen new members have joined Hyperledger, an open-source organization focused on blockchain technology.

The 16 new members include consumer credit reporting agency Experian, Hyperledger said Wednesday. Hyperledger has added 67 new members this year and now has over 235.

Brian Behlendorf is executive director of the Hyperledger Project, which seeks to establish common standards for blockchain technology. It is embedded within the nonprofit Linux Foundation, which has about 1,000 corporate members.
Hyperledger's growth shows the widening reach of enterprise blockchain, said Brian Behlendorf, executive director.

Launched in 2016 and hosted by the Linux Foundation, Hyperledger specializes in helping blockchain developers complete open-source projects. The company currently includes 10 business blockchain and distributed ledger technologies.

“The accelerating growth we are seeing shows the widening footprint of enterprise blockchain and increasing recognition of a community-based approach to advancing the technology and business models,” Brian Behlendorf, executive director of Hyperledger, said in a press release.

Other companies to join the Hyperledger network include BlackRidge Technology, Blockdaemon and Chengdu Chiwu Software Technologies. Deutsche Bank became a premier member of Hyperledger in May.

"We are thrilled to continue our ongoing support of Hyperledger's collaborative effort to create and advance cross-industry blockchain technologies," Vijay Mehta, senior vice president of the advanced technology group at Experian, said in a press release.

"As part of our culture of innovation, we are constantly exploring new ideas to use the power of data to help people and businesses make better decisions," Mehta said.