Hyperledger Fabric, an open source project from the Linux Foundation, is the modular blockchain framework and de facto standard for enterprise blockchain platforms. Intended as a foundation for developing enterprise-grade applications and industry solutions, the open, modular architecture uses plug-and-play components to accommodate a wide range of use cases.
With more than 120,000 contributing organizations and more than 15,000 engineer contributors working together, Hyperledger Fabric offers a unique approach to consensus that enables performance at scale while also preserving the data privacy enterprises demand.
Hyperledger Fabric is an open, proven, enterprise-grade, distributed ledger platform. It has advanced privacy controls so only the data you want shared gets shared among the “permissioned” (known) network participants.
Smart contracts document the business processes you want to automate with self-executing terms between the parties written into lines of code. The code and the agreements contained therein exist across the distributed, decentralized blockchain network. Transactions are trackable and irreversible, creating trust between organizations. This enables businesses to make more informed decisions quicker — saving time, reducing costs, and reducing risks.
Establish decentralized trust in a network of known participants rather than an open network of anonymous participants.
Expose only the data you want to share to the parties you want to share it with.
Tailor the blockchain to industry needs with a pluggable architecture rather than a one-size-fits-all approach.
Program smart contracts in the languages your team works in today, instead of learning custom languages and architectures.
IBM recommends businesses not build a production blockchain solution using just the free open source. IBM (and other vendors) offer commercial distributions that include tools and support.
The IBM Blockchain Platform is IBM’s commercial distribution of Hyperledger Fabric, which includes full 24x7x365 support of the open-source solution with service level agreements (SLAs). It comes with the most advanced set of productivity tools for building, governing and operating your blockchain solution.
Why to use Platform on Hyperledger
Innovators in a wide range of industries — finance, banking, healthcare, IoT, supply chain, manufacturing and technology — are creating open, standardized, enterprise-grade blockchain frameworks and code bases using Hyperledger Fabric to produce tangible business results.
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