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Hyperledger Besu is open-source, mainnet compatible, Java based, and Apache 2.0 licensed. It can be used to develop applications on mainnet or for enterprises requiring secure, high-performance transaction processing in a private network.
Hyperledger Besu supports enterprise features including privacy and permissioning.
Check our GitHub wikis for documentation on how to use and install Hyperledger Besu
Check our documentation on how to use and install Hyperledger Besu.
Hyperledger Besu Overview
Hyperledger Besu is an open-source Ethereum client developed under the Apache 2.0 license and written in Java. It runs on the Ethereum public network, private networks, and test networks such as Rinkeby and Ropsten.
Install Hyperledger Besu
Follow these instructions for installing on Linux / macOS / Windows or a VM.
Create a Private Network (Docker)
This tutorial describes how to use Hyperledger Besu to run a private network of Besu nodes in a Docker container.
Create and Send Transactions
You can send signed transactions using the eth_sendRawTransaction JSON-RPC API method. For examples use the button below.
Privacy Groups, Permissioning UI, Account Permissioning, Istanbul Network Upgrade
Pantheon 1.2, July 31, 2019
Relational DB Support, Significantly Faster Sync times on Testnets, Signing of Privacy Marker Transactions with Random Keys
Hyperledger Besu 1.3, October 07, 2019
Multi-Tenancy, Advanced Key Management
Hyperledger Besu 1.4
Increase security by ensuring key management operations are handled independent of Hyperledger Besu with EthSigner. The open source, client agnostic tool facilitates signing operations in a self-contained enclave. EthSigner manages private key file storage, and currently supports two external key management systems (KMS), Hashicorp Vault and Azure Key Vault.
Check our Documentation on how to use and install EthSigner.
For file-based signing, EthSigner requires a V3 Keystore key file and a password file.
EthSigner supports the implementation of additional external signers in same way as Hashicorp Vault.
This reference describes the syntax of the EthSigner Command Line Interface (CLI) options. EthSigner signs transaction with a key stored in an encrypted file or an external vault (for example, Hashicorp)
The work of the R&D team spans all layers of the tech stack for Ethereum blockchain. Our work covers both public chain and enterprise, including:
- Cryptography and
- Virtual Machine Operations
- Permissioning and
Our path to success lies in working closely with other teams within ConsenSys as well as outside parties, such as Ethereum Foundation, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, academia and other members of the wider Ethereum ecosystem.
The goal of our research is not primarily academic, it is directed towards improving and evolving the Ethereum platform for all stakeholders.