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Hyperledger Community on Camera: “How To Get Involved” Video Series – Part III

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While the Hyperledger community was gathered in Phoenix at Hyperledger Global Forum, many members took the time to sit down, on camera, and explain what happens in the array of Hyperledger working groups, special interest groups (SIGs) and technology projects. These videos are great introductions to the community-driven activities in the Hyperledger ecosystem. Geared towards anyone looking to take on a more active role in the effort to advance open source enterprise blockchain, the “How To Get Involved” video series provides an overview of the goals, key initiatives and target use cases each for each group or project. The message in each case is that you are invited to join and all are welcome here.

In our first post in this series, we put the spotlight on work in the identity space and introduced the distributed ledger Hyperledger Indy as well as the libraries Hyperledger Aries and Hyperledger Ursa. Now it’s time to share more about some of our other projects.

Hyperledger incubates and promotes a range of business blockchain technologies, including distributed ledger frameworks. A distributed ledger is a multi-party database with no central trusted authority. The differentiating nuance is that when transactions are processed in blocks according to the ordering of a blockchain, the result is a distributed ledger. Hyperledger hosts a number of distributed ledgers. Below, learn more about getting involved with three of them: Hyperledger Fabric, Hyperledger Iroha and Hyperledger Sawtooth.

Hyperledger also hosts a range of tools, including Hyperledger Caliper, a blockchain benchmark tool, which allows users to measure the performance of a specific blockchain implementation with a set of predefined use cases. Here’s an introduction to this project and community.

Hyperledger Community on Camera: “How to Get Involved” Video Series – Part II

By Blog, Special Interest Group, Video

While the Hyperledger community was gathered in Phoenix at Hyperledger Global Forum, many members took the time to sit down, on camera, and explain what happens in the array of Hyperledger working groups, special interest groups (SIGs) and technology projects. These videos are great introductions to the community-driven activities in the Hyperledger ecosystem. Geared towards anyone looking to take on a more active role in the effort to advance open source enterprise blockchain, the “How to Get Involved” video series provides an overview of the goals, key initiatives and target use cases each for each group or project. The message in each case is that you are invited to join and all are welcome here.

Today we are highlighting the important cross-industry work of three of our SIGs that are addressing topics that are top-of-mind topics these days: healthcare, climate and social impact. These videos will help you find a way to get involved:

Minifabric: A Hyperledger Fabric Quick Start Tool (with Video Guides)

By Blog, Hyperledger Fabric, Video

Hyperledger Fabric is the clear leader in permission based blockchain frameworks. It has become the de facto standard for enterprise blockchain platforms. Its performance and data privacy capabilities are second to none in the very crowded blockchain fields. However, its powerful capabilities come with some challenges in its deployments, implementations and understanding, especially for those who are used to other blockchain systems such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. 

It does not have to be that way. With the right tooling, one can easily deploy Fabric networks, learn how Fabric works, understand the life cycles of Fabric artifacts and become an expert as a Fabric network administrator or chaincode developer. With these goals in mind, I created a tool named Minifabric that allows you to easily setup a Fabric network, expand your network, install and upgrade your own chaincode, invoke transactions, inspect your ledger, and change configurations of your channel. By going through these tasks using Minifabric, you can gain valuable skills and a complete understanding of Hyperledger Fabric.

Minifabric comes as a 10-line bash script (for Linux and OS X) or 30-line batch script (for Windows) and is available on github.com under Apache 2 license. You can get started with Minifabric to start your Hyperledger Fabric journey by simply following this README. To further aid the people using Minifabric, I’ve also made a series of videos to demonstrate how you can accomplish various tasks.

  1. Quick Start

Introduction to Minifabric, how to stand up Fabric network and clean up

  1. Channels

How to create channels, join peers to channels, inspect and change channel configuration

  1. Chaincode

How to work with Chaincode including install, approve, commit, upgrade, invoke and query

  1. Policy and Organizations

How to inspect and change endorsement policies, how to bring in new organizations and how to work with private data collections

  1. Artifacts and VSCode Fabric Extension

How to use VSCode Fabric extension to work with a production like Fabric network. Minifabric creates many files that help Fabric SDK users easily connect to a Fabric network. 

  1. Inside Minifabric

How Minifabric executes various commands and how Minifabric is able to always keep up with the latest Fabric. Discusses how Minifabric was designed and implemented, its commands and parameters.

Hyperledger Community on Camera: “How to Get Involved” Video Series

By Blog, Video

While the Hyperledger community was gathered in Phoenix at Hyperledger Global Forum, many members took the time to sit down, on camera, and explain what happens in the array of Hyperledger working groups, special interest groups (SIGs) and technology projects. These videos are great introductions to the community-driven activities in the Hyperledger ecosystem. Geared towards anyone looking to take on a more active role in the effort to advance open source enterprise blockchain, the “How to Get Involved” video series provides an overview of the goals, key initiatives and target use cases each for each group or project. The message in each case is that you are invited to join and all are welcome here. 

Over the coming weeks, we will share the videos in the “How to Get Involved” series. Today, as part of April’s #HyperledgerIdentity focus, we start with a look at the work happening in the digital identity front. First up, Vipin Bharathan introduces the Hyperledger Identity Working Group:

We also have a DLT platform specifically for identity projects. Here’s more on how to get involved with Hyperledger Indy:

We also have two libraries, Hyperledger Aries and Hyperledger Ursa, that are key to the development of identity solutions. Learn more about them and the communities behind them here:

Why Hyperledger? The Community’s Take

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  • “Hyperledger is an opportunity to change the world.”
  • “It’s not just a technology. It’s also a level of validation of the impact this technology can have.”
  • “Brings people together that normally would not be in a position to collaborate.”
  • “We are all here to try to make a difference.”

These were just some of the reasons members mentioned when asked why they were a part of Hyperledger. Answers as diverse as they are powerful.

We all have an idea of the passion for enterprise blockchain as a technology and Hyperledger as the open source community fostering that technology. However, when a parade of people put the value of Hyperledger into their own words, it becomes clearer than ever “Why Hyperledger.”

See for yourself:

Hyperledger would not exist without the support of its member organizations. Learn more about how your company or organization can participate.

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