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Blockchain Developer Center

Free tools, tutorials, and community collaboration for blockchain application developers




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Accelerate the development of a multi-institution blockchain network. IBM Blockchain Platform: Develop has everything you need to get started.

  1. Nothing to install! Experiment with samples or start work on your own prototype in the Hyperledger Composer web playground. Develop a proof-of-concept blockchain network for your use case in minutes.
  2. Move on to developing and testing with a complete local dev environment including Hyperledger Composer and Hyperledger Fabric.
  3. Ultimately, share your blockchain application via the Container Service for collaborative development on the IBM Cloud, or deploy it to a production network.

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IBM THINK 2018

Get up close with blockchain technology in Las Vegas, March 19–22.

What is blockchain for business?

It’s the combination of a shared, unalterable ledger and smart contracts that streamline business processes and open new opportunities for innovation. Consensus among blockchain network members eliminates costly risks and inefficiencies as assets change hands throughout a business network.

Want to learn more? How much time do you have?

5 minutes: Primer on distributed ledger technology
10 minutes: Bitcoin vs. blockchain for business
20 minutes: Intro to distributed ledgers
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8+ hours: Zero to Blockchain (an IBM Redbooks course)

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Hyperledger is a global, open source, collaborative effort, hosted by The Linux Foundation, to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. Development of Hyperledger projects is led by a diverse group of technical, open source contributors. Join them!

Hyperledger Fabric

Hyperledger Fabric is a Hyperledger project and framework implementation whose modular architecture powers the IBM Blockchain Platform.

Hyperledger Composer

Hyperledger Composer is Hyperledger project and toolset for quickly prototyping a Hyperledger Fabric blockchain network and developing applications to interact with it.


Engage with IBM to accelerate your blockchain solution


IBM Blockchain Workshop

In this collaborative workshop, work with IBM experts to explore the blockchain use cases relevant to your business and determine your best first pilot of the technology.

IBM Blockchain Accelerator

This program takes blockchain network founders from pilot to production. Learn the technology, as well as the legal and business considerations, of activating new networks.

IBM Blockchain ecosystem

Join the IBM Blockchain community of business leaders and developers embracing the blockchain opportunity and receive special benefits and perks to accelerate innovation.

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