Richard Gendal Brown, chief technology officer at R3, was previously executive architect for banking and financial markets at IBM.
Richard Gendal Brown, the chief technology officer at R3, believes IBM should adopt Corda, the shared ledger platform his engineering team has built for its 80-plus member banks.
Brown, who was formerly executive architect for banking and financial markets at IBM and worked there for over 15 years before joining R3, does not make this statement lightly; it follows a close examination of the latest version of Hyperledger Fabric, the open source consortium platform which is IBM’s preferred blockchain.
He makes it clear it’s not his policy to be critical of another project until he has studied it closely and identified what he considers to be fundamental problems with its design. And he recently published his analysis of Fabric, paying particular attention to its privacy channels solution.