Re: Is HLF a DLT or a blockchain?
Brian Behlendorf <bbehlendorf@...>
Let's not get too hung up on terminology in such a charged
environment. Don't take this as an "official statement".
Yes, Fabric's underlying data structure involves a string of
blocks, chained together, cryptographically signed and linked, and
similar in spirit (if not exact approach) to Satoshi's use of the
term in the Bitcoin white paper. Some would say you can't even
whisper Satoshi's name let alone use the term "blockchain" without
bowing down at the alter of Proof of Work, but I think most feel
that ship has sailed.
Yes, it would also not in inaccurate to describe the resulting
system you build with Fabric as a "distributed ledger",
distributed amongst the peers on the system (more precisely, on
the same channel), with referential integrity and transactional
characteristics worthy of the accounting term "ledger".
Now it might be a good idea to make sure Fabric docs use the
terms consistently, just for clarity's sake. But one can use both
terms around Fabric without conflict.
On 1/24/20 7:45 PM, Trevor Lee Oakley wrote:
-- Brian Behlendorf Executive Director, Hyperledger bbehlendorf@... Twitter: @brianbehlendorf