About Hyperledger

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 chain, manufacturing and technology. These 130+ members and 8 ongoing projects, including Hyperledger Fabric and Hyperledger Composer, work in concert to create an open, standardized and enterprise-grade distributed ledger framework and code base.


Introducing Hyperledger Fabric

What is Hyperledger Fabric?

Hyperledger Fabric is a business blockchain framework hosted by the Linux Foundation intended as a foundation for developing blockchain applications or solutions with a modular architecture. Hyperledger Fabric allows components such as consensus and membership services to be plug-and-play.

While leveraging open source best practices, Hyperledger Fabric enables confidentiality and scalability in business environments.

Hyperledger Fabric establishes trust, transparency and accountability

Permissioned network

Provides collectively defined membership and access rights within your business network

Confidential transactions

Gives businesses the flexibility and security to make transactions visible to select parties with the correct encryption keys

No cryptocurrency

Does not require mining and expensive computations to assure transactions


Leverage the embedded logic in smart contracts to automate business processes across your network

How is Hyperledger Fabric different from other blockchain implementations?

Bitcoin Ethereum Hyperledger Fabric
Cryptocurrency required bitcoin ether, user-created cryptocurrencies none
Network public public or permissioned permissioned
Transactions anonymous anonymous or private public or confidential
Consensus proof of work proof of work PBFT
Smart contracts (business logic) none yes (Solidity, Serpent, LLL) yes (chaincode)
Language C++ Golang, C++, Python Golang, Java

See how it works

Many companies are working together to build an open blockchain fabric that can support production business networks – testing interactions between applications and secure blockchain networks for use cases including supply chain, capital markets, manufacturing and healthcare.

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Develop with Hyperledger Fabric

Try Hyperledger Fabric on IBM Blockchain


Build with an IBM-signed and tested image from Docker Hub

Set up and run a blockchain network with IBM-supplied Docker Compose script and images. IBM also offers technical support for this configuration for purchase.

Build, run and manage live

Sign up to participate in the IBM Blockchain for Hyperledger Fabric v1.0 beta program on IBM Bluemix.

Design a blockchain use case with IBM

Explore the blockchain uses relevant to your business, experiment with technology and determine your pilot in the IBM Bluemix Garage for Blockchain.