Building on Blockchain for Businesses: What You Need to Know About Hyperledger Fabric

According to a recent report by research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), global spending on blockchain solutions is expected to reach $2.1 billion this year. However, there’s a void of blockchain expertise in enterprises.

A Gartner Research survey shows that around 60 percent of IT leaders find blockchain interesting, but aren’t clear on what exactly they should do with it. Enterprises want to hire developers with blockchain experience, although candidates for those roles are few and far between.

Educational resources are popping up to fill the skills void in blockchain development, including a few recent sessions at SHARE Sacramento. Several of those sessions specifically focused on Hyperledger Fabric, an open source blockchain development framework that was designed with businesses in mind. The message coming from the sessions was simple: If you want to build blockchain apps for businesses, it’s worth your time to learn about Hyperledger Fabric and other related concepts. Here’s what we picked up.