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, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and Technology.

Why Create Hyperledger?

Not since the Web itself has a technology promised broader and more fundamental revolution than blockchain technology. A blockchain is a peer-to-peer distributed ledger forged by consensus, combined with a system for “smart contracts” and other assistive technologies. Together these can be used to build a new generation of transactional applications that establishes trust, accountability and transparency at their core, while streamlining business processes and legal constraints.

Think of it as an operating system for marketplaces, data-sharing networks, micro-currencies, and decentralized digital communities. It has the potential to vastly reduce the cost and complexity of getting things done in the real world.

Only an Open Source, collaborative software development approach can ensure the transparency, longevity, interoperability and support required to bring blockchain technologies forward to mainstream commercial adoption. That is what Hyperledger is about – communities of software developers building blockchain frameworks and platforms.

Shared Ledger Database

Blockchain allows multiple different parties to securely interact with the same universal source of truth

Finance

Streamlined settlement, improved liquidity, increased transparency and new products/markets

Healthcare

Unite disparate processes, increase data flow and liquidity, reduce costs and improve patient experience and outcomes

Supply Chain

Track parts and service provenance, ensure authenticity of goods, block counterfeits, reduce conflicts

Hyperledger Goals


Create enterprise grade, open source, distributed ledger frameworks and code bases
to support business transactions


Provide neutral, open, and community-driven infrastructure
supported by technical and business governance


Build technical communities
to develop blockchain and shared ledger POCs, use cases, field trails and deployments


Educate the public
about the market opportunity for blockchain technology


Promote our community of communities
taking a toolkit approach with many platforms and frameworks