Put open source to work
July 16–17, 2018: Training & Tutorials
July 18–19, 2018: Conference
Portland, OR

What’s new with Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.0?

Kelly Olson (Intel)
1:45pm2:25pm Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Location: Portland 256
Level: Beginner
Average rating: ****.
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Who is this presentation for?

  • CTOs, developers, and blockchain enthusiasts

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A basic understanding of open source and blockchain tech

What you'll learn

  • Gain an introduction to Hyperledger Sawtooth


Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. Hyperledger Sawtooth is an open source modular platform hosted by Hyperledger for building, deploying, and running distributed ledgers. Hyperledger Sawtooth is the second active project under Hyperledger to hit 1.0 production level. Kelly Olson offers an overview of Hyperledger Sawtooth, shares current development efforts on the project, explains how to get started with the code, and details different ways you can contribute to Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.0.

Topics include:

  • On-chain governance: Utilize smart contracts to vote on blockchain configuration settings such as the allowed participants and smart contracts
  • Advanced transaction execution engine: Process transactions in parallel to accelerate block creation and validation
  • Support for Ethereum: Run solidity smart contracts and integrate with Ethereum tooling
  • Dynamic consensus: Upgrade or swap the blockchain consensus protocol on the fly as your network grows, enabling the integration of more scalable algorithms as they are available
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Kelly Olson


Kelly Olson is the director of the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) Group at Intel, where he supports the company’s mission to improve the security, scalability, and privacy of DLT deployments through the use of Intel hardware features such as Software Guard Extensions (SGX). Intel was the initial contributor of the Hyperledger Sawtooth blockchain software.