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The Blockchain Developer: A Practical Guide for Designing, Implementing, Publishing, Testing, and Securing Distributed Blockchain-based Projects by Elad Elrom

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© Elad Elrom 2019
Elad ElromThe Blockchain Developerhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4847-8_8

8. Hyperledger

Elad Elrom1 
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In previous chapters, I covered blockchain technologies that are focused on cryptocurrency, and in fact, each project I have covered so far has included its own currency. Hyperledger is different; it does not have a currency attached, although you can create a coin if needed. Instead, Hyperledger was created with the aim of being an open source platform targeted at utilizing blockchain to fit business needs.

Hyperledger started in 2015 as an open source blockchain contributed by Digital Asset and IBM as a result of a hackathon (now the blockchain is called Hyperledger Fabric), and it extended to consists ...

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