Hedera Hashgraph Releases Open Source SDK & Announces Final Speaker Lineup For Hedera18 Developer Conference
Oct 10, 2018
by Hedera Hashgraph Team
The Hedera hashgraph platform will offer a distributed public ledger that enables anyone to easily develop globally decentralized applications.

Java-Based SDK Now Available for Download

Dallas TX – Oct 10, 2018 –
Hedera Hashgraph, a next-generation distributed public ledger with highly diversified governance, today announced the public release of the Hedera SDK in Java. The SDK is open sourced under an Apache 2 license, and can be found at github.com/hashgraph/hedera-sdk-java. With the SDK, developers can now begin to develop Hedera-based applications for use on the Hedera platform.

Hedera SDK

The Hedera Java SDK supports the three services offered on the Hedera platform — cryptocurrency, file storage, and smart contracts. It provides developers with an easy introduction to the Hedera API, allowing them to exploit all of its features and quickly progress from “Hello Future” to truly amazing applications.

The SDK also includes examples for all three Hedera platform services and all supported functions, which can be easily modified to get an application up and running in minutes. For enhanced cryptographic security, the SDK provides all the necessary tools for generating public/private key pairs and digitally signing transactions.

Hedera18 Developer Conference

In addition, Hedera released the final conference lineup for Hedera18, the inaugural hashgraph developer conference, which will be held on October 17th in Dallas, Texas, and live streamed at learn.hederahashgraph.com/livestream. A global, decentralized hackathon, which gives developers the first opportunity to develop on the Hedera platform, will take place on Oct 15th and 16th in Bangalore, Dallas, London, Moscow, Paris, San Francisco, Singapore, and Tel Aviv. Interested teams can register at hedera18.com. The program lineup for Oct 17th is as follows:

The Hedera Hashgraph Advantage: Smart Contracts, File Storage and Cryptocurrency with Mance Harmon, CEO and Co-founder, Hedera
Hedera Cryptoeconomics with Dr. Leemon Baird, Chief Scientist and Co-founder, Hedera
The Future of Micropayments with Hedera Hashgraph with Patrick Harding, Hedera, and Jon West, Thomson Reuters
Hedera Hashgraph Decentralized Applications Panel, moderated by Leslie Ankney, Forbes Cryptomarkets, with John Best (Best Innovation Group), Michael Feng (CoinAlpha), Nhat Thai Nguyen (Organify), Simon Olson (Magazine Luiza), and Daniel Rice (Sagewise)
Hedera API: Cryptocurrency 101 with Craig Drabik, TxMQ
Managing Energy Microgrids using Decentralized Structured Databases with Jiro Occolt, Guard Global
The Power of the Memo Field with Ken Anderson, Hedera
Carbon: Accessible, Stable Money with Sam Trautwein, Carbon
Hedera for Music Streaming Micropayments with Andrew Antar and Brian Antar, Hearo.fm
Deep Dive: Formal Methods with Dr. Leemon Baird
Messaging, Gaming, and Mingo with Joe Arthur, Mingo
Tracking Drug Shortages with Open APIs and Hedera Hashgraph with Jim Nasr, Certara
Almond - The Reward Platform Changing the World One Scan at a Time with Oliver Bolton, Almond
Demystifying Distributed Ledgers with Paul Madsen, Hedera
Smart Contracts: From Zero to Dapp Hero with John Gethoefer, Melissa Global Intelligence
Closing Keynote, Hackathon Awards, and Hedera MVP Announcement with Dr. Leemon Baird and Mance Harmon, Hedera

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About Hedera

The Hedera hashgraph platform will offer a distributed public ledger that enables anyone to easily develop globally decentralized applications. Developers can build secure, fair, blazing-fast decentralized applications on top of the Hedera hashgraph platform. For more information, visit hedera.com, or follow us on Twitter at @hashgraph, Telegram at t.me/hederahashgraph, or Discord at hedera.com/discord. The Hedera whitepaper can be found at hedera.com/whitepaper.

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