The Blockchain Network
All chain-layer resources (e.g. nodes, configurations and runtime services) are encapsulated within an “environment.” Every resource is confined and isolated to the environment within which it’s created and each environment maintains its own distinct blockchain. As such, a consortia can have multiple environments for development, acceptance testing, production or other usages. Environments can be customized with different node clients and consensus algorithms in order to accommodate the security, performance and privacy concerns of the consortia.
Building your Blockchain
Wrap your head around the fundamentals of a Kaleido environment. The blockchain layer (i.e. an environment) has both cloud and protocol configurations, and consists of nodes, security credentials, optional integrations and a collection of services owned by one or more participants in the business network. This is the world of smart contracts, transactions, tokens and enterprise services.