The Platform for
Distributed Applications

Swirlds is a software platform designed to build fully-distributed applications that harness the power of the cloud without servers. Now you can develop applications with fairness in decision making, speed, trust and reliability, at a fraction of the cost of traditional server-based platforms.

A tech report is available, which is a white paper describing the hashgraph, the consensus algorithm, and the mathematical proofs of Byzantine fault tolerance. A second tech report goes through examples illustrating each step of the consensus algorithm.



The Swirlds platform enables developers to create both permissioned and permissionless distributed applications with high transaction throughput, low consensus latency, and fairness in transaction order, without the burdensome costs of Proof-of-Work. Some of the application categories include:

  • Markets
  • Identity
  • Gaming
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Online Collaboration
  • Public Ledger

News & Events

Featured Resources

19Oct 2017

Hidden Forces Podcast

What is Hashgraph?
October 2017

14Sep 2017

Swirlds Raises $3M Seed Round to Bring Improved Performance, Security to Distributed Ledger Applications

NEA Leads Investment in Hashgraph Distributed Consensus Platform Company

Dallas, TX – September 14, 2017—Swirlds, creators of the hashgraph distributed consensus platform, today announced that the company has closed on a $3M […]

20Dec 2016

Swirlds Releases New SDK, Enabling Replicated, Distributed File Systems

Hashgraph Distributed Consensus Platform Enables Developers to Build Serverless, Secure Apps in the Cloud

COLLEGE STATION, TX—December 20, 2016—Swirlds™, building the trust layer for the internet, today released a new version of the Software Development Kit […]

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