Hyperledger Fabric is a blockchain framework implementation and one of the Hyperledger projects hosted by The Linux Foundation. Intended as a foundation for developing applications or solutions with a modular architecture, Hyperledger Fabric allows components, such as consensus and membership services, to be plug-and-play. Hyperledger Fabric leverages container technology to host smart contracts called “chaincode” that comprise the application logic of the system. Hyperledger Fabric was initially contributed by Digital Asset and IBM.
While still in the PoC stage (see our finance PoC tracker below), the financial industry is the furthest along in implementing distributed ledger technology. Benefits will include: streamlined settlement, improved liquidity, supply chain optimization, increased transparency and new products/markets.
The extensive involvement of leading fintech, banking, settlement and consulting firms in Hyperledger, in combination with the Linux Foundation’s legal and technical expertise, ensures this core technology meets the diverse and demanding needs of the global financial services industry.