Hyperledger introduces Fabric 1.0

Headed by the Linux Foundation, the Hyperledger consortium releases version 1.0.0 of the Fabric platform
12 July 2017   3233
Blockchain

Distributed database that is used to maintain a continuously growing list of records, called blocks

The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger project has finally released its first production Blockchain code, Fabric 1.0.

This is an implementation of blockchain technology, leveraging familiar and proven technologies. It is a modular architecture allowing pluggable implementations of various function, which features powerful container technology to host any mainstream language for smart contracts development.

In announcements on Twitter and its blog, Hyperledger, which already counts global giants such as IBM and SWIFT among its customers, called the release a “huge milestone for the community.”

Brian Behlendorf, executive Director of the Hyperledger Project, named the improved private channels of transactions, with increased reliability and bandwidth among the significant changes in the new version of the Fabric platform.

In the company's blog, Chris Ferris, Chair of Hyperledger Technical Steering Committee, expressed his pride:

The project’s maintainers felt that the time was ripe to deliver a robust initial major release with the objective of allowing consumers and vendors of technology based on Hyperledger Fabric to advance to the next stage: production deployment and operations.
 

Brian Behlendorf
Executive Director of the Hyperledger Project

He also pointed out that as well as "no open source project is ever “done,” the same can be said for Hyperledger Fabric" and there’s much, much more the company is wants to do, such as to "improve delivery of a Byzantine Fault Tolerant orderer capability, explore integration with other Hyperledger projects such as Sawtooth, Iroha, Indy and Burrow, add support for Java and other chaincode development languages, deliver additional SDKs for Go and Python, provide a recipe(s) for deployment to Kubernetes, deliver proper installers for the various development platforms".

Sparkpool to Freeze $300k Reward

As reported, pool suggests that such a high commission could have been paid by someone in error and is considering the possibility of a refund
20 February 2019   68

The Sparkpool mining pool decided to freeze the remuneration in the amount of 2,103,1485 for the extraction of block # 7,238,290. The management of the organization suggests that such a high commission could have been paid by someone in error and is considering the possibility of a refund, CoinDesk reports.

The head of the Sparkpool Xin Xu argues that users of the pool understand and agree with the decision, given the size of the amount involved.

Unfortunately, and fortunately, blockchain is so far not completely run by machines; human are still involved. So we have an opportunity to correct the problem. Integrity is our pool’s priority.
 

Xin Xu

CEO, Sparkpool

While some users suggested that a large commission was paid by mistake, others admitted that this could be a goodwill gesture from an anonymous donor to the community of the miner or even an attempt to launder money through the blockchain cryptocurrency.