What is Hyperledger Fabric?

Hyperledger Fabric – from The Linux Foundation – is the modular blockchain framework that has become the de facto standard for enterprise blockchain platforms. It offers a unique approach to consensus that enables performance at scale while also preserving the data privacy enterprises demand. Through open source and open governance, it features innovative new capabilities hardened for use by businesses – ushering in a new era of trust, transparency and accountability.


organizations building Hyperledger Fabric


developers working together

Permissioned network

Establish decentralized trust in a network of known participants rather than a public network with no identity.

Confidential transactions

Expose only the data you want to share to the parties you want to share it with.

Pluggable architecture

Tailor the blockchain to industry needs with a pluggable architecture rather than a one-size-fits-all approach.

Easy to get started

Program smart contracts in the languages your team works in today, instead of learning custom languages and architectures.

Hyperledger Fabric 2.0 is here

Developed with the vast experience of the Hyperledger Fabric community, this latest version will make it easier for enterprises working together to manage chaincode lifecycles while increasing privacy and data security. Optimize your work with smart contracts through improved flexibility, reduced bottlenecks and more options to distribute governance. Plus new features and enhancements for better control of private channels and minimized vulnerabilities.

Hyperledger Fabric is the framework under the IBM Blockchain Platform


To enable rapid innovation and faster adoption across industries, the IBM Blockchain Platform is built on an open-source blockchain protocol: Hyperledger Fabric. Learn how the Hyperledger Fabric framework behind the IBM Blockchain Platform delivers flexibility, resiliency and scalability to help innovators ignite a global business transformation. The platform currently has support for Hyperledger Fabric 1.4LTS with support for Hyperledger Fabric 2.0 coming soon.

Building an open source blockchain for business

Blockchain is doing for business what the internet did for communication. Powering that transformation is Hyperledger, the umbrella project of open source blockchains and tools hosted by The Linux Foundation. Innovators in finance, banking, healthcare, IoT, supply chain, manufacturing and technology are creating open, standardized and enterprise-grade distributed ledger blockchain frameworks and code bases to produce tangible business results.


companies part of Hyperledger


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Services to help you all along the way

Fast start your project, accelerate an existing pilot into production, integrate with new technologies, or interoperate with other networks. You can do it all with IBM Blockchain Services – the industry’s leading blockchain services provider.

Smoothly integrate smart contracts and network management

Try the IBM Blockchain Platform Extension for VSCode. Discover, code, test, debug, package, deploy, and publish smart contracts and applications within a single tool.

Deploy in the environment that’s right for you

The next generation of the IBM Blockchain Platform, optimized with Red Hat® OpenShift®, is designed to help ignite success in any computing environment. Build, operate, govern and grow with the industry’s leading platform for Hyperledger Fabric.