Convector Smart Contracts is now part of Hyperledger Labs, hosted by The Linux Foundation

Looking to graduate into a full-fledged Hyperledger Project.

Walter Montes
Mar 4 · 3 min read

Since we started Convector as an internal tool we always had in mind three main topics: Developer experience, robustness, and portability.

We have seen Convector grow from an internal-use-only tool at WorldSibu into a referenced open source suite used across 4 continents every day.

Today, after the whole Convector Suite has got over 30,000 downloads and a lot of talks and alignment with the Hyperledger® team, we are happy to announce that we decided to submit Convector Smart Contracts (formerly know as Convector Framework) as a Hyperledger Labs project, aiming to graduate it into a full-fledged Hyperledger project.

Hyperledger Labs is the way in which Hyperledger engages with community projects, which can lead to a project to become, after some work, into a Hyperledger project. We expect to contribute the Convector’s code base and see the project grow beyond what we could provide by ourselves.

It is a rather important move for us at WorldSibu as a bootstrapped startup born in Costa Rica 🇨🇷 and working hard to serve those building blockchain systems around the world. We have always committed to helping builders in different stages, and Open Source quickly became one of our main work areas.

Does joining Hyperledger affect Convector’s multi-blockchain vision?

Not at all. As the same Hyperledger team pointed out while submitting, they are aware of the value of multi-blockchain solutions. An example of it is Hyperledger Burrow.

Hyperledger Burrow provides a modular blockchain client with a permissioned smart contract interpreter partially developed to the specification of the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM).

What changes now?

For now, not much. You still can access the code from our Github repo but as a mirror to the project’s new home in https://github.com/hyperledger-labs/convector.

Also, you can still engage with the community in our Discord Chat and find more Convector examples and other Convector Suite tools in our Github.

What now becomes possible is more visibility thanks to the great positioning that Hyperledger has, as well the chance for the project to be hosted as a Linux Foundation project, if everything goes according to our plan.

For now, the DOCs site remains in the same place here. As well the Youtube channel:

We expect that the Convector Community can benefit from this move as it continues to grow healthy and spread around the world.


Last but not least we want to thank Arnaud Le Hors, Linux Foundation Lab Steward, for the help he gave us during the process. We look forward to collaborating with the Linux Foundation team to improve the way smart contracts are built by JavaScript developers.

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Thanks to Diego Barahona.

Walter Montes

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CEO @WorldSibu — https://worldsibu.tech/forma

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