Build on Hyperledger Besu the Easy Way

Kaleido simplifies development, making it possible to create powerful blockchain networks and digital assets in a fraction of the time, at a fraction of the cost.

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Quickly Build Industrial-Grade Applications

Kaleido is uniquely qualified to provide first class support for projects on Besu. Originally incubated under the codename Pantheon, Kaleido collaborated closely with the original PegaSys engineering team within the ConsenSys ecosystem of projects to bring the protocol to life.

This early experience made us the first and only software vendor to offer Besu as a service. As a result, a number of the world’s leading industrial-grade projects run on our platform.

Besu is designed to be as modular as possible, and can be used to build both permissioned and public network use cases for applications. This allows for enhanced scalability, security, and flexibility, as well as gas free transactions—important for high-throughput web3 applications.

Privacy and Permissioning

Advanced privacy and permissioning features enable enterprises to control who can access their data and how it can be used.


Designed to be interoperable with other blockchain platforms, enabling seamless integration with existing systems and networks.


With high throughput and scalability, it is well-suited for applications that require fast and efficient transaction processing.

How Hyperledger Besu on Kaleido Compares

We match the Ethereum Network with an enterprise-grade platform and a stack of pluggable tools so you can reach production faster.

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At a Glance

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Protocol Details

Hyperledger Besu is designed to be enterprise-friendly and can operate on both private networks and the public Ethereum mainnet.

Members of the Kaleido team are maintainers of this protocol.

What are the benefits?

Hyperledger Besu offers benefits like compatibility with the Ethereum ecosystem, flexibility to work in both private and public environments, support for multiple consensus algorithms, and a focus on rigorous security standards suitable for enterprise use.

What are the top use cases?

Supply chains benefit from Hyperledger Besu’s transparency, finance applications enjoy its efficient tokenization capabilities, and the energy sector has used it to trade credits in decentralized marketplaces.

Gaming and content industries have also used Besu to create secure records or produce unique assets for users. Its adaptability makes it valuable for diverse enterprise blockchain solutions.

How to get started?

You can launch a Hyperledger Besu chain in minutes on the Kaleido platform using the free trial, enjoying a full suite of plug and play tools and services, or download the source code to build your own chain.

Our Pluggable Tools and Services Simplify Hyperledger Besu Development

Build enterprise ready networks on the most proven platform with the features you want—all while getting to production quickly.

Full Featured API

Make blockchain just another endpoint so you can accelerate deployment of d’Apps.

Digital Assets

Get full support for popular ERC token standards such as ERC20, ERC721, ERC1155, and ERC1400.

Integration Tools

Kaleido Event Streams and REST APIs make it easy to integrate your blockchain application with existing systems.
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Admin Dashboards

Get full visibility into your nodes, runtime, activity logs and utilization.
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Insights and Monitoring

Leverage real-time blockchain monitoring, analytics, and alerts to simplify network management.

Data Explorer

Explore data with native smart contract management, a Block Explorer, and a Token Explorer.
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Key Management

Ensure your keys stay safe and secure with multiple integrated key management options.

Pluggable Security

Control access with pluggable security and click-button governance.
The RiskStream Collaborative currently operates across a variety of insurance sectors, including personal lines, commercial lines, life and annuities, and reinsurance. With Kaleido, our members can quickly stand up proof of concepts and then rapidly produce production-hardened applications.
Christopher McDaniel
RiskStream Collaborative

Hyperledger Besu Use Cases Run Better on Kaleido

Common Questions about Hyperledger Besu

What is Hyperledger Besu?

Hyperledger Besu is an open-source, Ethereum-compatible blockchain protocol maintained and supported by the Hyperledger Foundation. It can be run on either public or private networks and is designed to be scalable, flexible, and secure, making it a popular choice for businesses looking to build and deploy blockchain dapps.

Hyperledger Besu is fully EVM-compatible, which means it can run all existing Ethereum dApps and smart contracts. It also supports various Ethereum consensus algorithms, including Proof-of-Work (PoW) and Proof-of-Authority (PoA). In addition, Hyperledger Besu provides a range of advanced features and tools, such as permissioning and privacy, that are useful for customizing the blockchain to meet specific business needs.

Hyperledger Besu is widely used in the enterprise blockchain space and has been adopted by a number of major companies across a variety of use cases, including supply chain management, financial services, and digital identity.

Is Hyperledger Besu free?

Yes, Hyperledger Besu is a free and open-source software project developed and maintained by the Hyperledger Foundation. It is released under the Apache 2.0 license, which allows users to freely use, modify, and distribute the software for any purpose. You can download and install the latest version of Hyperledger Besu on the Besu Github.

Even though Hyperledger Besu itself is free, any application built with Besu will need to be deployed before it can be widely used in a production environment. Kaleido's platform makes it easy to deploy a Besu based solution across clouds and geographies, while also providing a full suite of tools that simplify Besu development, helping you to build faster.

What are the benefits of Hyperledger Besu?

The main benefits of using Hyperledger Besu include:

  1. Ethereum compatibility: Hyperledger Besu is fully Ethereum-compatible, which means it can run all existing Ethereum dApps and smart contracts. This makes it easy for developers who are already familiar with the Ethereum platform to build and deploy dApps on Hyperledger Besu.
  2. Advanced features and tools: Hyperledger Besu provides a range of advanced features and tools, such as permissioning and privacy, that can be used to customize the blockchain to meet specific business requirements. This makes it a versatile platform for building and deploying dApps for a wide range of use cases.
  3. Choice of consensus algorithms: Hyperledger Besu supports various Ethereum consensus algorithms, including Proof-of-Work (PoW) and Proof-of-Authority (PoA). This gives developers flexibility in choosing the most appropriate consensus algorithm for their dApp or smart contract.
  4. Scalability: Hyperledger Besu is designed to be scalable, which means it can handle a large number of transactions and users without experiencing performance issues. This makes it a suitable platform for building and deploying dApps for use by large organizations or for use in high-volume transactions.
  5. Security: Hyperledger Besu is designed to be secure, with a number of built-in security features to protect against attacks and unauthorized access. This makes it a reliable platform for building and deploying dApps that handle sensitive or proprietary data.

What is the difference between Hyperledger Besu and Hyperledger Fabric?

Hyperledger Besu and Hyperledger Fabric are both designed to support Enterprise blockchain applications, but the key difference between them is that Besu is an Ethereum client and Fabric is not. This means that Besu is fully EVM-compatible and supports both public and private networks. Fabric only supports private networks, and executes business logic via Chaincode rather than smart contracts.

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