According to CoinDesk, corporate public network Hedera Hashgraph announced that FIS Global will be the ninth new member of its 39-member board of directors. Hedera also announced that it intends to launch its main network beta on September 16. Hedera Hashgraph Council members include Nomura Holdings of Japan, Tata Communications of India and IBM, the US technology giant. FIS was the first US financial services provider to join the group. When the main network starts, Hedera's HBAR tokens will begin to be distributed for 15 years. So far, the company has raised $124 million through three rounds of financing for the Future Token Simple Agreement (SAFT). The HBAR token will be distributed first to approximately 1,000 participants who participate in SAFT financing.