R3 Open-Sources Its Blockchain Code to Drive Standards

R3 is making its blockchain code base publicly available, in an effort to drive standards for the technology; its “Corda” platform code will be stored starting November 30th as part of the Hyperledger open-source project, which is run by the non-profit Linux Foundation to encourage cross-industry experimentation and adoption of blockchain; R3’s Chief Engineer, James Carlyle, explained, “If we have one platform with lots of products on top, then we get something that’s more like the internet, where we still get innovation but we can still communicate with each other.”; in related news, R3 and 12 of its bank members recently trialed Ripple’s Digital Asset XRP platform for interbank cross-border payments.  Source