Embracing blockchain technology may help enterprises to lower costs, improve efficiency, and reduce risk through decentralization and immutability.
The team at Keyhole Labs, the product and innovation arm of Keyhole Software, has announced the release of Byzantine Tools, a series of blockchain open source projects to enhance Hyperledger blockchain networks.
Keyhole Labs is a group within Keyhole dedicated to creating open source solutions that help software developers in their craft. Byzantine Tools is an extension of their open source initiatives with a more specific focus on blockchain technology.
Byzantine Tool projects
The new release includes Byzantine Browser, Byzantine Config and Byzantine Flu open source tools. All add functionality to Hyperledger blockchains or show examples demonstrating the importance of blockchain to the enterprise-level organizations.
Byzantine Browser is an open source analytics tool for real-time visibility into transactions and blocks as they are added to an Hyperledger Fabric network.
Byzantine Config provides features surrounding configuration. Updating a Hyperledger Fabric network configuration manually with CLI tools can be complex and cumbersome. This open source utility provides an executable GUI application that simplifies the configuration process by producing a config transaction buffer file that can be signed and executed to update a Hyperledger blockchain configuration.
Conversely, Byzantine Flu is a Hyperledger Fabric reference application deployed to the cloud that tracks influenza across the country.
Benefits of blockchain technology
According to Keyhole Labs team, the features provided by blockchain technology can lead to business benefits like lower costs, higher efficiency, and lower risk through decentralization and immutability.
“While cryptocurrencies brought blockchain to the forefront of technology headlines, the technology underneath has true potential value for the enterprise outside of the cryptocurrency space,” they said.