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At the Hyperledger hackfest in Chicago September 21-22, 2017, the Linux Foundation hosted a hackfest that gathered users, leaders and members of its popular blockchain project. If you are not familiar with the open source blockchain project called Hyperledger, this post aims to give developers interested in working on the blockchain a simple overview of the hyperledger project.
From its website, Hyperledger the project is described below:
“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, IoT, supply chain, manufacturing and technology.“
From the hackfest, the project is pretty popular in the open source community. With more than 25,000 commits on github, the goal of the project is aimed to create enterprise open source distributed applications for the technical community.
The Hyperledger incubates blockchain distributed ledger technologies.
Blockchain technology are allow creation of decentralized applications (DAPPS). The most known integration of block chain is bitcoin cryptocurrency.
The Hyperledger project focuses on key blockchain concept that require decentralized ledger, proof of concept, consensus, and cryptography for every transaction. Below are some examples of the hyperledger technologies.
Hyperledger Fabric is aimed to be a plug -and- play solution to quickly build blockchain applications for enterprise business. The software gives developers and business analysts the tools to build applications that allow the creation of a business network model, where participants can transact and exchange assets in realtime.
Watch the Fabric Explainer video
Tools required to get started with Hyperledger Fabric are Github, Docker, Docker Composer.
Hyperledger Sawtooth is a smart contract engine that allows developers to build blockchain applications that can be used to in supply chains to track products. With this application automation of business logic is distributed in a decentralized ledger. Code for the project: Github
Because its opens source, you can get started with a Hyperledger by downloading code from Github and following their tutorials to get started with your own blockchain business application.