Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, is hosted by The Linux Foundation®. IBM provides blockchain solutions and services leveraging Hyperledger technologies, including Hyperledger Fabric and Hyperledger Composer.
Hyperledger is an open-source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration, hosted by The Linux Foundation, including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chain, manufacturing and technology. These 130+ members and 8 ongoing projects, including Hyperledger Fabric and Hyperledger Composer, work in concert to create an open, standardised and enterprise-grade distributed ledger framework and code base.
Hyperledger Fabric is a business blockchain framework hosted by the Linux Foundation intended as a foundation for developing blockchain applications or solutions with a modular architecture. Hyperledger Fabric allows components such as consensus and membership services to be plug-and-play.
While leveraging open source best practices, Hyperledger Fabric enables confidentiality and scalability in business environments.
Hyperledger Fabric establishes trust, transparency, and accountability
Provides collectively defined membership and access rights within your business network
Gives businesses the flexibility and security to make transactions visible to select parties with the correct encryption keys
Does not require mining and expensive computations to assure transactions
Leverage the embedded logic in smart contracts to automate business processes across your network
How is Hyperledger Fabric different from other blockchain implementations?
ether, user-created cryptocurrencies
public or permissioned
anonymous or private
public or confidential
proof of work
proof of work
Smart contracts (business logic)
yes (Solidity, Serpent, LLL)
Golang, C++, Python
See how it works
Many companies are working together to build an open blockchain fabric that can support production business networks – testing interactions between applications and secure blockchain networks for use cases including supply chain, capital markets, manufacturing and healthcare.
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