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The Hyperledger Bootcamp took place in Moscow, Russia, on October 14th and 15th and brought together developers from leading Russian and international companies that are actively promoting the blockchain technology and solutions of Hyperledger. Among them are Oracle, iPChain, Moscow Exchange, Soramitsu, Russian Railways, S7 Airlines, Sberbank, and Norilsk Nickel.

Hyperledger is an open-source global collaborative consortium run by the Linux foundation. To date, the foundation has united over 170 organizations including IBM, Intel, JP Morgan, Wells Fargo, and others. The key goal of the consortium is to study, implement, and develop blockchain technology.

The Hyperledger project operates Bootcamps all around the world; two of them have already been held in Brazil and Hong Kong earlier this year. Now this educational and networking event has come to Moscow to step up community development and introduce Hyperledger blockchain technology in Russia.

During the two days in central Moscow, the Hyperledger developers, contributors, and maintainers presented their projects or groups inviting newcomers to join. The event was open and free, so anyone could participate.

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The Moscow Bootcamp was hosted by Norilsk Nickel, one of the world’s leading palladium and nickel miners and one of the most technologically advanced companies in Russia. Norilsk Nickel strives to become a leader in the digital business transformation and it is not surprising that the company is interested in cooperation with the blockchain community in search of new breakthrough solutions.

Norilsk Nickel became a member of the Hyperledger consortium in June 2019. The company supports the development of the Hyperledger community in Russia, as well as the exchange of experience and knowledge to improve blockchain technology.

Norilsk Nickel plans to digitize the company’s processes to improve decision-making methods and gain access to additional sources of financing. Currently, Nornickel is testing new tools based on blockchain technologies for implementing smart contracts. The company aims to increase the transparency of their business processes and reduce the number of their manual operations.

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Norilsk Nickel is currently analyzing the possibility of releasing metal-backed stablecoins, primarily backed by palladium. The new token is developed with the support of IBM.
In collaboration with IBM, Norilsk Nickel has launched another project—this time an educational one. Together with the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, they established the Blockchain Technologies Study and Development Laboratory. The experts of this laboratory took an active part in the activities of the bootcamp. Together with novice developers, they worked on project documentation and bug reports and then went on to fix minor bugs. The main emphasis was placed on teamwork and the search for new like-minded people.

Norilsk Nickel is a major contributor to the development of digital competencies in Russia. The company invests in a number of projects that focus on deep technological expertise, training, and scientific research. Among them is a breakthrough project on the development and industrial testing of exoskeletons in cooperation with the South-West State University of Russia.

Moscow Bootcamp allowed Hyperledger to expand its presence in Russia and helped develop the blockchain community. Russian companies are very interested in blockchain technologies, although the legislators in this country do not yet understand how to regulate new digital products and activities. Nevertheless, the digital technology market is actively expanding there, and the demand for blockchain professionals is growing. Large companies are constantly expanding the scope of interest and striving to attract the best industry professionals. This year, Norilsk Nickel entered the first hundred of Forbes World’s Best Employers, taking 36th place.

Moscow Bootcamp allowed Hyperledger to expand its presence in Russia and helped develop the blockchain community. Russian companies are very interested in blockchain technologies, although the legislators in this country do not yet understand how to regulate new digital products and activities. Nevertheless, the digital technology market is actively expanding there, and the demand for blockchain professionals is growing. Large companies are constantly expanding the scope of interest and striving to attract the best industry professionals. This year, Norilsk Nickel entered the first hundred of Forbes World’s Best Employers, taking 36th place.

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