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

14Feb 2018
8Feb 2018

VMS Software Selects Swirlds Hashgraph as Platform to Build Secure, Distributed Applications

Collaboration Allows Organizations to Build Distributed, Cloud-Enabled Apps on Top of […]

27Oct 2017

Swirlds and CULedger Collaborate to Deliver High Performance, Secure, Distributed Applications to Credit Unions

The Collaboration Delivers “Banking Grade” Security to Applications Built on CULedger

Dallas, TX – October 27, 2017—Swirlds, creators of the hashgraph distributed consensus platform, and CULedger, a credit union consortium supported by the efforts of […]

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