Are blocks mined in HyperLedger?

Let's lear more about the basics of Hyperledger project
18 December 2017   3410

What is HyperLedger? 

Hyperledger is an umbrella project of open source blockchains and related tools, started in December 2015 by the Linux Foundation, to support the collaborative development of blockchain-based distributed ledgers. Hyperledger is designed to create enterprise grade, open source, distributed ledger frameworks and code bases to support business transactions.

One of the first question that rises when studying Hyperledger is "Are blocks mined in HyperLedger?" And the answer is no. Let's figure out, why. 

Hyperledger Validating Peers (VPs) do not mine blocks and do not share the blocks between them. Here is how it works:

  1. A transaction is send to one trusted VP.
  2. The VP broadcasts the transaction to all other VPs.
  3. All VPs reach consensus (using PBFT algorithm) on the order to follow to execute the transactions.
  4. All VPs execute the transactions "on their own" following the total order and build a block (calculating hashes mainly) with the executed transactions.

All the blocks will be the same because: the transaction execution is deterministic (should be) and the number of tx in a block is fixed.

You can learn more at official website

R3 & Hyperledger to Implement DAML Support

Integration was made by Digital Asset, which also said that in the future they can work with other centralized solutions like Amazon products
19 June 2019   779

The world's leading developer of blockchain solutions, Digital Asset Holdings, has made DAML smart contract programming language compatible with the Corda platform from the R3 consortium, the Hyperledger Fabric framework, and the Amazon Aurora cloud database.

Our vision to transform finance has evolved into an even bigger opportunity to accelerate innovation. Extending the power of DAML to multiple platforms is an exciting milestone and a continuation of our strategy to enable DAML to work anywhere and give clients more flexibility and choice to use the platform technology that best meets their needs.

Yuval Rooz

Co-founder and CEO, Digital Asset

Earlier, DAML support appeared in the framework of Hyperledger Sawtooth and VMWare.

Digital Asset Holdings stressed that in the future they can work with other centralized solutions like Amazon products, because there is a demand for the company's services in this segment.

At the same time, it became known that such giants as Microsoft Corporation, Salesforce software developer, Russian Norilsk Nickel, Polish Gloscad and consulting firm Milligan Partners joined the ranks of the Hyperledger consortium.