What you need to know about the framework that powers IBM Blockchain
1. Look past the name Hyperledger exists to make blockchain friendly for enterprise use but it isn’t just one thing. Hyperledger is multiple projects each built for a specific business purpose. One of those projects is Hyperledger Fabric, the permissioned distributed ledger technology which can be used in any industry for any blockchain solution.
2. The relationship between Hyperledger and IBM
Many projects within open source communities like Hyperledger are contributed by companies that believe professional open source development will accelerate and ensure sustainability of the code bases. IBM is a strong advocate of this model across various open source projects and initially contributed to Hyperledger Fabric and Hyperledger Composer. Specifically, The IBM Blockchain Platform uses Hyperledger Fabric, so when you use the IBM Blockchain Platform you’re experiencing that core open source code that makes Hyperledger Fabric so secure. By using Hyperledger Fabric, the IBM Blockchain Platform makes it easy to start up a network, add users to the network, revise and improve smart contracts and applications, and manage one’s network at scale. Beyond the platform, IBM is working with Hyperledger in a number of open source projects like Hyperledger Composer, Hyperledger Indy and Hyperledger Burrow.