8 blockchain tools you should know about

Rohas Nagpal
Oct 25, 2018 · 3 min read

Cakeshop, Caliper, Cello, Composer, Yobichain, Quilt & more.

1. Cakeshop

Cakeshop is a set of tools and APIs for managing a local blockchain node, setting up clusters, exploring the state of the chain, and working with contracts.

Its source is available at https://github.com/jpmorganchase/cakeshop

Source: https://github.com/jpmorganchase/cakeshop

2. Hyperledger Caliper

Hyperledger Caliper is a tool for benchmarking blockchain performance indicators such as success rate, throughput, latency, and resource consumption.

Caliper’s codebase is available at https://github.com/hyperledger/caliper and its architecture is depicted below:

Source: https://github.com/hyperledger/caliper/blob/master/docs/Architecture.md

3. Hyperledger Cello

Hyperledger Cello is a “blockchain provision and operation system, which helps manage blockchain networks in an efficient way”.

When complete, it would enable building a Blockchain as a Service platform quickly from scratch, provisioning of customizable Blockchains instantly, and maintaining a pool of running blockchain networks.

Its code is available at https://github.com/hyperledger/cello and a typical usage scenario is illustrated below:

Source: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/hyperledger/cello/master/docs/imgs/scenario.png

4. Hyperledger Composer

Hyperledger Composer is an application development framework for building Hyperledger fabric blockchain applications. It can be used with the browser-based UI (Hyperledger Composer Playground) or as Developer Tools for full application development capabilities.

Its code is available at https://github.com/hyperledger/composer

Source: https://hyperledger.github.io/composer/latest/introduction/introduction.html

5. Hyperledger Explorer

Hyperledger Explorer is an open-source browser for viewing activity on the underlying blockchain network. It can view, invoke, deploy or query:

  • blocks, transactions and associated data,
  • network information (name, status, list of nodes),
  • chain codes,
  • transaction families, and
  • other relevant information stored in the ledger.

Its code is available at https://github.com/hyperledger/blockchain-explorer

6. Hyperledger Quilt

Hyperledger Quilt is a business blockchain tool that offers interoperability between ledger systems by implementing the Interledger protocol (ILP).

ILP is a payments protocol that provides atomic swaps between ledgers and can transfer value across distributed ledgers and non-distributed ledgers.

Its code is available at https://github.com/hyperledger/quilt

7. Multichain Explorer

MultiChain Explorer is a browser for MultiChain blockchains. It reads the MultiChain block file, transforms and loads the data into a database, and presents a web interface.

Its code is available at https://github.com/MultiChain/multichain-explorer

8. Yobichain

YobiChain is your very own private blockchain ecosystem preloaded with a database server, web server, FTP server, D.A.V.E. (Data Authentication & Verification) and S.A.M. (Smart Asset Management).

Its source is available at https://github.com/primechain/yobichain

YobiChain is ideal for

  • Startups looking to quickly build a blockchain powered prototype, PoC or MVP.
  • Serious researchers/enthusiasts looking to experiment with a live blockchain.
  • In-house teams experimenting with blockchain technology.

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