Introducing Orion Private Transaction Manager: Ethereum Pegasys' Latest Feature
According to an announcement from Pegasys, the protocol engineering arm of the blockchain company of Consensys, the team has made its private transaction management system, Orion, open-source via GitHub. The product, which originated from Java, allows users to conduct private transactions to propagate, or be distributed among enterprise Ethereum nodes.
Under this new system, only nodes related to a private transaction can view its contents. This system is also fully compatible with enterprise level Ethereum products, such as JP Morgan's Quorum blockchain.
This announcement was also preceded with validation that is in compliance with the business specifications published in May by the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), an Ethereum focussed global standards organization. Within the guidelines, it specifies a permission sub-system (called the Private Transaction Manager), which allows authorized parties to conduct private transactions.
While undergoing continued usage by the Pegasys team, they felt that the release of Orion was “a good time to share with the community.” The team went on to discuss their roadmap for the near future.
“We intend for this release to be the first of many PegaSys contributions to the Enterprise Ethereum community, and the first step of PegaSys' roadmap to create an all-Java stack for Enterprise Ethereum. We're excited to continue that journey with the release of Pantheon at devcon iv.”
Pantheon is another Java-based, open-source project which is also compatible with the mainnet. When asked about the new client, Shahan Khatchadourian replied with:
Thanks! Pantheon aims to bridge blockchain protocols with enterprise technology stacks as an Apache 2 modular blockchain framework. In addition to mainnet, it will eventually support enterprise blockchain standards, like privacy from @EntEthAlliance that @prototypo is generating.
— ShahanKhatchadourian (@shahankhatch) July 18, 2018
Besides Pantheon, Pegasys has a number of updates that it's currently working on and periodically updating its community as to what the new developments are.