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Hyperledger project adds open source blockchain library Ursa

Hyperledger, led by The Linux Foundation, announced a new project dubbed Hyperledger Ursa. The new project seeks to build a cryptographic library to help the developers on working on various projects in Hyperledger.
According to the official website:
“Hyperledger Ursa is a shared cryptographic library that would enable people (and projects) to avoid duplicating other cryptographic work and hopefully increase security in the process.”
Overall, Ursa is expected to simplify project maintenance while reducing bugs. Most or all of the Ursa crypto code will be kept in a single location where it can be reviewed by crypto experts.
“It is easier for new projects to get off the ground if they have easy access to well-implemented, modular cryptographic abstractions,” according to the blog.
At launch, Ursa has two modules, including: one module for modular, standardized, basic cryptographic algorithms and another module called zmix that relates to “more exotic” blockchain technologies like smart signatures and zero knowledge primitives.
Ursa will be written mostly in Rust, it will also have interfaces in all of the different languages that are commonly used throughout Hyperledger.

It is noteworthy that reportedly back in October, the global standards organization driving the adoption of Enterprise Ethereum, and Hyperledger, The Linux Foundation, jointly announced they had become Associate Members, respectively, within each other’s organization. The open-source, standards-based, cross-platform collaboration between the two organizations will contribute to accelerating mass adoption of blockchain technologies for business.