Interview with Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of Hyperledger

“You could think of Hyperledger Fabric kind of like an Apache Web Server”

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Brian Behlendorf at JAX London 2017

“We want the [Hyperledger] technologies to be easier to install, easier to use, easier to climb the learning curve with.” JAXenter editor Gabriela Motroc caught up with Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of Hyperledger at JAX London 2017 to talk about frameworks like Hyperledger Fabric and Indy, what’s next for this open source collaborative effort, how to make blockchain more digestible and more.

“Every cloud company is going to offer Blockchain as a Service (BaaS)”

“The more diverse your ledger, the more participants there are. It’s kind of like having more witnesses to a contract,” Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of Hyperledger said in an interview at this year’s JAX London conference.

Hyperledger is an open consortium bringing together a community of organizations and individual developers to establish protocols and standards to improve the performance and reliability of blockchain technology. Hyperledger aims to provide tools for communities to build their own chains, rather than driving everyone to one chain. We envision a world of many chains, some public like the crypto-currencies and some “permissioned” — like you will likely see in healthcare settings. By developing a common distributed ledger technology that is shared, transparent and decentralized, the possibilities are endless.

Brian Behlendorf

If you want to understand this technology better and learn more about Hyperledger’s roadmap, this interview is for you. 

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Setting the course for a world without middlemen?

Will blockchain eliminate the middleman? Can it do that? Should it do that? These are just a few questions that hover over the technology behind Bitcoin. A lot of people seem to believe that some middlemen will become obsolete. However, one should understand that just like in the case of people vs. automation,  blockchain will not be responsible for the “extinction” of middlemen.

Blockchain will definitely transform a lot of middlemen, it will certainly cut a lot of margin out of being a middleman — the right kind of middleman will be like a referee on a football field.

Brian Behlendorf

If you want to read more about this scenario, check out this interview series in which nine blockchain influencers weigh in on this possibility.

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