Hyperledger has released the first version of a blockchain development platform, opening up opportunities for the technology to find a home in healthcare.
July 11, 2017 – Developers interested in bringing blockchain applications to the healthcare industry have a new arrow in their quiver with the release of Hyperledger Fabric 1.0.0, the first publically available version of the consortium’s open source blockchain framework.
Fabric creates a plug-and-play environment for building blockchain applications, allowing developers to take advantage of a module architecture for components such as membership services.
“Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 is a true milestone for our community,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger.
“After over a year of public collaboration, testing, and validation in the form of POCs and pilots, consumers and vendors of technology based on Hyperledger Fabric can now advance to production deployment and operations. I look forward to seeing even more products and services being powered by Hyperledger Fabric in the next year and beyond.”
The framework is the first of eight projects being incubated by Hyperledger, and is the first to move into “active” status earlier this year.
More than 200 engineers, writers, and testers from dozens of organizations participated in the development and testing of Fabric 1.0, which represents an initial springboard for application developers in healthcare, finance, manufacturing, and countless other industries.