Technical Working Groups
Working Groups are focused on building community around different challenges faced by the Hyperledger community. Click on a group to learn more and see a short video.
The Architecture Work Group (AWG) is a technical workgroup focused on developing an architectural framework for Enterprise class distributed ledgers, towards convergence on a modular architecture. This includes identifying common and critical components, providing a functional decomposition of an Enterprise blockchain stack into component layers and modules, regularizing interfaces between the components, and interoperability between ledgers.
An Identity is a dynamic collection of sets of attributes attached to an entity. In order to accrete trust and be useful for authorization, these attributes must be verifiably attested by other entities. It is a primary building block for Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). The purpose of the Identity Working Group is to discuss, research, and document ways to capture, store, transmit and use Identities on the DLT, specifically for the projects under the Hyperledger umbrella.
Performance and scalability are two key characteristics of any platform. In terms of most of the Hyperledger projects, both will directly relate to end user satisfaction and ultimately adoption of a project. The purpose of the Performance and Scalability Working Group (PSWG) is to discuss, research, and identify key metrics that relate to the performance and scalability of a blockchain and blockchain related technologies.
The Technical Working Group China/超级账本中国技术工作组 is a bridge between the global Hyperledger community and the technical community in the greater China region. This includes growing the Hyperledger developer community in China by responding to new user questions, helping with first-level triage of community-reported bugs or other issues, helping demonstrate how to report bugs or file pull requests, and pointing developers towards the project roadmaps.
The Learning Materials Development Working Group is focused on developing open source training material to educate people interested in expanding their knowledge of Hyperledger and its projects. The working group will consult with other Hyperledger working groups, team members, and the project maintainers to identify training needs and develop strategies and material to address those needs for both technical and non-technical audiences.
The main goal of this workgroup will be to give an academic perspective to the research topic of smart contracts and in parallel make clear to users, developers, researchers, businessmen, decision makers and others interested in smart contracts practical ways to utilize them on the different DLTs that are under the Hyperledger umbrella and explore all potentials from deploying them in everyday software solution scenarios.
The Hyperledger Diversity, Civility and Inclusion Working Group (DCI) is chartered with measuring and improving the health of our open source community. We seek to provide constructive recommendations to the TSC, projects, and working groups. All are welcome to join us and help Hyperledger continue to grow in a diverse, civil, and inclusive way.
Special Interest Groups
SIGs are industry specific groups of community members working together to help drive adoption of Hyperledger. Click on a group to learn more and see a short video.
The HLHC’s mission is to house and foster technical and business-level conversations about appropriate applications for blockchain technology in the healthcare industry. These conversations will initially be broad and educational, but will transition to focus on identifying opportunities for near-term collaboration between participants on common software to implement a given application. If appropriately scoped and resourced, these conversations will lead to one or more proposals for new software development efforts to be hosted at Hyperledger.
The activities of the Public Sector Special Interest Group include identifying related use cases, current pilots, and proofs of concept; sharing stories of successes, failures, opportunities, and challenges; exploring cross-cutting concerns like security, privacy, and identity in government contexts; identifying existing or needed common critical software components that would serve the particular needs of the public sector; identifying conferences or other opportunities to connect face to face, as well as submit talks or present as a group at an event.
The Hyperledger Social Impact Special Interest Group is primarily focused on serving as a platform for exchanging ideas and exploration of ways to use blockchain technology in the context of social good. The group works with the other working groups and technical teams, especially in the areas of implementation. The Group will focus on convening a broad ecosystem, leveraging the skills, capabilities and perspectives of individuals from the developer community, the social and humanitarian space, enterprises, government and non-government entities, and beyond.
The telecom industry today has the most complex operations framework, involving many partners, vendors, customers, distributors, network providers. Issues of trust issues and transparency abound due to the involvement of multiple entities with no clear mechanism to track end-to-end activities. The Hyperledger Telecom Special Interest Group is focused on technical and business-level conversations about appropriate use cases for blockchain technology in the Telecom industry.
The Supply Chain Special Interest Group (SC-SIG) represents a global membership of participants and is focused on applying distributed ledger technology in general, and Hyperledger technologies in particular, to supply chain track and trace, import/export, prevention of fake goods, customs, duties and tariffs.
The Education Architecture Group (EASIG) will explore and advise on issues related to integration with legacy application infrastructure of learning management systems. In addition, this group will investigate the integration of data across the multiple institutional, informal, and workplace learning experiences in the student’s lifetime of learning, and whether these can be integrated into a comprehensive record of an individual’s knowledge, skills, and ability.
The Capital Markets Special Interest Group (CMSIG) represents industry professionals working together to study how Hyperledger DLTs interact with Capital Markets use cases. This covers issuance and trading of instruments to continued market-making, management of risk, program-trading, regulations, capital requirements, traceability, post trade settlement, custody including corporate actions and more. This group also explores architecture, identity and performance related considerations specific to Capital Markets and DLTs.
A Special Interest Group focused on bringing stakeholders together to look at climate related use cases, such as using Hyperledger frameworks to build a global and open climate accounting system to support stakeholders’ efforts to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement (the United Nation’s global climate accord)