Welcome to Hyperledger Cactus documentation!¶
Hyperledger Cactus aims to provide Decentralized, Secure and Adaptable Integration between Blockchain Networks. Hyperledger Cactus is currently undergoing a major refactoring effort to enable the desired to-be architecture which will enable plug-in based collaborative development to increase the breadth of use cases & Ledgers supported.
What is Cactus?
A pluggable, enterprise-grade framework to transact on multiple distributed ledgers without introducing yet another competing blockchain.
Cactus allows developers to abstract the application layer from the DLT addressing protocol fragmentation, lowering coupling and reducing implementation risks
Cactus allows different DLT networks to interact with each other, through atomic transactions and state commits, this eliminates information silos and increases network’s value
Why use Cactus?
Maximize flexibility and future-proofing through plug-in architecture.
Avoid needing explicit action from users to have a secure Cactus deployment. Policies such as vaults are built into the SDK
Keys and other credentials are not stored in source, configuration files, or environment variables
Preserving Ledger Features Horizontal Scalability.