Hyperledger (or the Hyperledger project) 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 - wikipedia

# Why Create Hyperledger?

Not since the Web itself has a technology promised broader and more fundamental revolution than blockchain technology - hyperledger.org

A blockchain is a peer-to-peer distributed ledger forged by consensus, combined with a system for “smart contracts” and other assistive technologies. Together these can be used to build a new generation of transactional applications that establishes trust, accountability and transparency at their core, while streamlining business processes and legal constraints.

Think of it as an operating system for marketplaces, data-sharing networks, micro-currencies, and decentralized digital communities. It has the potential to vastly reduce the cost and complexity of getting things done in the real world.

Only an Open Source, collaborative software development approach can ensure the transparency, longevity, interoperability and support required to bring blockchain technologies forward to mainstream commercial adoption. That is what Hyperledger is about – communities of software developers building blockchain frameworks and platforms.

# Shared Ledger Database Blockchain allows multiple different parties to securely interact with the same universal source of truth

# Finance Streamlined settlement, improved liquidity, increased transparency and new products/markets

# Healthcare Unite disparate processes, increase data flow and liquidity, reduce costs and improve patient experience and outcomes

# Supply Chain Track parts and service provenance, ensure authenticity of goods, block counterfeits, reduce conflicts

# Hyperledger Goals - Create enterprise grade, open source, distributed ledger frameworks and code bases to support business transactions - Provide neutral, open, and community-driven infrastructure supported by technical and business governance - Build technical communities to develop blockchain and shared ledger POCs, use cases, field trails and deployments - Educate the public about the market opportunity for blockchain technology - Promote our community of communities taking a toolkit approach with many platforms and frameworks