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By Raheel Zubairy | Published October 29, 2018 - Updated October 26, 2018
Hyperledger Fabric and Ethereum have been paving the way for the creation of blockchain applications. They both provide developers with tools and architectural frameworks for creating decentralized applications. The Fabric architecture now allows you to use a Fabric-Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) plugin to write smart contracts with Ethereum languages such as Solidity. You can deploy this contract onto a Hyperledger Fabric network and interact with the contract using web3 library through a fab proxy. This initiative brings the two worlds closer together and opens the door for Ethereum developers to deploy their smart contracts on the Hyperledger Fabric network for their blockchain applications — thus combining the scaling and security of Hyperledger with the ease of use of creating smart contracts with Solidity.
Hyperledger Fabric provides a permissioned network with a modular architecture, which allows for greater flexibility and resiliency. Fabric networks can be deployed locally using Docker for development, hosted on the cloud, and used as a service such as IBM Blockchain. Hyperledger Fabric’s configurable architecture makes it ideal for use cases across industries as well as for incorporating with different architectural frameworks. In addition, Fabric leverages consensus protocols that do not require a native cryptocurrency to incent costly mining or executing smart contracts.
The pattern Create a blockchain app for loyalty points with Hyperledger Fabric Ethereum Virtual Machine demonstrates a customer loyalty points application that uses the Fabric-EVM plugin. The app allows members to register on the network and perform transactions with partners on the network. These transactions simulate the processes of earning points through purchases and redeeming points on specific deals. The smart contract tracks all of these transactions, and the app stores the registered member and partner data.
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