What Is the Hyperledger (Hyperledger Foundation)?
The Hyperledger (Hyperledger Foundation) 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. The project aims to create an enterprise-grade distributed ledger framework and code base that can be used across industries for various applications such as smart contracts and digital identities.
The Hyperledger Project includes several frameworks like Fabric which provides a modular architecture with a variety of pluggable components that allow developers to build their own blockchains; Sawtooth which offers advanced transaction execution capabilities; Iroha which focuses on mobile application development; Burrow which enables permissioned smart contract execution; Indy which supports decentralized identity management systems; and Besu which allows users to deploy public or private Ethereum networks. Additionally the foundation also hosts tools such as Caliper for benchmarking different blockchain implementations against each other and Cello for deploying blockchains quickly on cloud platforms.