We recently sat down with Dan Middleton, Head of Technology for Intel’s Blockchain and Distributed Ledger program, as well as maintainer of the Hyperledger Sawtooth Lake project. Dan is also part of Hyperledger’s Technical Steering Committee (TSC) and Governing Board.
In the interview, Dan explains that Intel is a strong believer in the advancement of open source software, which is a big reason why they got involved with Hyperledger and The Linux Foundation. He goes on to say Hyperledger Sawtooth Lake is a full featured blockchain with novel consensus and transaction layers. At the consensus layer it utilizes Proof of Elapsed Time (PoET), which helps express a range of policies between public and private for a ledger deployment. Hyperledger Sawtooth Lake also has transaction families which helps create a safe smart contract.
Dan concludes by saying that in addition to the efficiencies promised by blockchain technology, Intel is most excited about the new business models that can arise out of being able to share state among different entities.
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