Hyperledger Introduction

Preface – This post is part of the Blockchain Basics series.


In 2015, many corporations came along and created an open source blockchain platform beneath the guardianship of Linux Foundation and named it Hyperledger. Hyperledger, since then, has evolved a lot. It’s launched multiple frameworks and tools for the same. Among them Hyperledger Fabric is that the most suited framework for Enterprise. Hyperledger provides various industry ready blockchain frameworks and tools that are unique in terms of use and implementation. In this Hyperledger Introduction article we will learn some of the basics related to it.

Hyperledger Frameworks Introduction

Based on different business and enterprise scenarios, multiple Hyperledger frameworks were developed. These are as follows:

Hyperledger Burrow

It utilizes permissioned Smart Contracts methodology based upon Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM).

Hyperledger Fabric

Hyperledger Fabric is the most stable platform by Hyperledger. It is mostly suitable for business applications. It uses components (consensus and membership services) in form of plug-and-play. It deploys business rules in smart contracts also known as “chaincode”.

Hyperledger Indy

It is a framework developed and designed solely for distributed identity.

Hyperledger Iroha

It is a blockchain framework designed in such a way that it can be incorporated in infrastructure projects easily.

Hyperledger Sawtooth

It is a blockchain framework that keeps the platform highly modular such that the enterprise and consortium can make their own decisions about their blockchain applications.

Hyperledger Tools Introduction

We have already discussed various blockchain frameworks provided by Hyperledger. In this section we will discuss various tools provided by Hyperledger that can be used by the frameworks.

Hyperledger Caliper

It is a blockchain tool to measure the performance of any blockchain by using set of predefined use cases.

Hyperledger Cello

It is a blockchain tool to bring on-demand deployment model to the blockchain ecosystem.

Hyperledger Composer

It is a blockchain tool which is used to make development of blockchain application easier.

Hyperledger Explorer

It is a dashboard which gives information on the network, blocks, node logs, smart contracts and transaction.

Hyperledger Quilt

It is a tool to implement ILP i.e. Interledger Protocol which is a payment protocol for Blockchain technology.

Hyperledger Whitepaper

Hyperledger has published several whitepapers to discuss the underline technologies; you can read the Introduction to Hyperledger here.


  • Barry Allen

    A Full Stack Developer with 10+ years of experience in different domain including SAP, Blockchain, AI and Web Development.


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