Sextant for Sawtooth Overview

BTP has identified Hyperledger Sawtooth as the best emerging open source blockchain technology on the basis of its support for smart contracts; its pluggable consensus mechanism; and its scalable, highly modular architecture - in particular the clear separation between the network and the application tiers which makes it exceptionally easy for developers to create new transaction processors leveraging existing code and applying programming best practices.

BTP Paralos

In 2020 BTP announced BTP Paralos - its freely available, enterprise-grade distribution of Hyperledger Sawtooth. BTP Paralos is 100% open source and is based on Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.1.5 and Sawtooth PBFT 1.0.1. BTP is committed to contributing any BTP Paralos enhancements or refinements to these upstream projects.

The code is hosted on Github and freely available, prebuilt Docker images are published periodically on Docker Hub. * GitHub — * Docker Hub —

Sextant for Sawtooth

Sextant™ for Sawtooth unlocks the value of blockchain for business. It accelerates innovation by providing enterprises with a platform that they can build upon; ensuring that they focus on business application development, not blockchain infrastructure.

Sextant for Sawtooth is a powerful blockchain management platform that leverages BTP Paralos to deliver one-click deployment of enterprise-grade Sawtooth networks running on industry-standard Kubernetes clusters. These networks can either be stand alone - typically the case if a developer is testing a new blockchain application or smart contract - or join existing Sawtooth networks.


  • Enterprise-grade Sawtooth distribution built, tested and maintained by BTP and hosted on Docker Hub
  • One-click deployment of enterprise-grade Sawtooth networks underpinned by industry-standard Kubernetes
  • An integral component of an agile software development lifecycle for blockchain developers

Get Sextant for Sawtooth

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