Hyperledger – Who/What/Where/Why Open Source

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Hyperledger – Who/What/Where/Why Open Source

Thursday 3H

Convener: Dave Haseby

Notes-taker(s): Dave Haseby

Discussion notes, key understandings, outstanding questions, observations, and, if appropriate to this discussion: action items, next steps:

Hyperledger is a group of open source projects dedicated to enterprise blockchain software and is organized under the Linux Foundation.  Hyperledger has 10 projects and a number of mailing lists, chat rooms, working groups, meetups, and hackfests they organize to support and engage the community.  Hyperledger just started a "labs" program for new projects that are related to blockchain and are of interest to the Hyperledger community.  

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Q: Why does Hyperledger have four different blockchain platform projects?

A: They are all slightly different with different goals.  The Hyperledger community doesn't want to put all of their eggs in one basket.  Hyperledger Indy was designed from the ground up to support distributed identity management and has lots of features tailored to verifiable claims/credentials.  Hyperledger Fabric and Sawtooth are written in different languages and both targeted at large scale managed environments.  Their primary difference is in where the primary API interfaces are between the pieces as well as how consensus and transaction validation is implemented.