Many distributed blockchains, such as Ethereum and Bitcoin, are not permissioned, which means that any node can participate in the consensus process, wherein transactions are ordered and bundled into blocks. Hyperledger Fabric works differently, as transaction ordering is handled by a so-called Ordering Service. An Ordering Service is an entity that governs transaction ordering for one or more Channels through its nodes, called orderers or orderer nodes

Check the list below for a first introduction to each component and instructions for the configuration.

Components list: