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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

These are derived in part from threads on mailing lists and chat channels.

What is the Hyperledger project? Why was it created?

How do I connect with the technical community?

Is there a review group for use cases?

Where can I get more general background?

Are the different projects under the Hyperledger umbrella independent of each other? Their functionally seems like it overlaps.

Can the different projects under the Hyperledger umbrella be integrated together?

  • There are some folks looking at and interested in seeing what that would entail. For example, could we get Sawtooth's POET running on the Fabric? Could we get PBFT running on Sawtooth? Nothing formal has been proposed at the time of writing.
  • In addition, the business logic layers are also complementary. Fabric uses Chaincode in Docker containers. Sawtooth uses Transaction Families deployed to the validators. Cross-pollinating those layers could also be interesting.

What different purposes do Sawtooth and Fabric serve?

  • Sawtooth is a modular blockchain built for scalability and to support pluggable components at each layer, e.g. consensus. It has a few novel aspects including the default consensus (PoET) and the transaction family concept in the business logic layer (smart contracts if you like that term).
  • Fabric is also modular and includes an experimental consensus (sieve) and transaction logic deployed on chain executed in dockers (chaincode).

Can you point me to some relevant industry whitepapers and blogs?

Can you point me to any POCs?

community/frequently-asked-questions-faq.txt · Last modified: 2017/06/19 19:52 by Tracy Kuhrt