The Cornell/Cornell Tech-led Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Contracts (IC3, co-directed by Ari Juels, Elaine Shi, and Emin Gün Sirer), is a founding member of the Linux Foundation collaboration on blockchain.

Bloomberg, in covering this news, described IC3 as a "Tech Titan" by Bloomberg, along with the following other entities you might have heard of: Cisco, Intel, Mitsubushi, State Street Corp. and Accenture.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-12-17/blockchain-lures-ibm-wells-fargo-to-develop-transaction-network

http://www.linuxfoundation.org/news-media/announcements/2015/12/linux-foundation-unites-industry-leaders-advance-blockchain