Eris is a platform for building, testing, maintaining, and operating ecosystem applications with a blockchain backend. Eris makes it easy and simple to wrangle the dragons of smart contract blockchains.


eris is the first Application Platform built from the ground up to provide a logical base for developers and devOps to build, test, and run ecosystem applications. It is designed to support multiple blockchain nodes connected to multiple blockchain networks with different smart contract interpreters all seamlessly connected to other microservices necessary to build, test, and run the ecosystem application such as key management systems and distributed data lakes.

Developers and devOps who use blockchains, smart contracts, key management systems, and distributed data lakes have access to a core set of tools tackling big problems. Tackling big problems of coordination and reconciliation across our increasingly interconnected organizations requires building applications that are meant to run on an ecosystem level. These are what we call ecosystem applications. Ecosystem applications are the next generation of process management tools and eris is the gateway to building sophisticated enterprise-grade ecosystm applications.

eris provides a logical and powerful toolkit for developers seeking a harmonized developer experience for connecting into multiple blockchains (whether for testing or due to client requirements).

Overview of an Ecosystem Application

The above diagram provides a high level overview of the different pieces of an ecosystem application. The green boxes are part of the eris technology stack while purple represents external services managed by eris.


eris is a modular platform of numerous connected services and tools that simplify building, testing, and running ecosystem applications.


eris chains is the gateway to unlocking the power of permissionable, smart contract optimized blockchains – of which our eris:db client is the industry leader. eris chains exposes a range of options for developers to create, administer, and operate blockchains of various varieties.


eris pkgs is the gateway to unlocking the power of smart contract systems. eris pkgs exposes a range of options for developers to create, build, test, and deploy complex systems of smart contracts to their eris chains.


eris keys is the gateway to the common signing pipe that eris exposes. eris keys exposes a range of developers to quickly get up to speed with prototyping their ecosystem applications. It also provides the reference API implementation for wallet-makers, and other, more advanced, signing solutions to satisfy in order to work seemlessly with the eris platform.


eris files is the gateway to unlocking the power of distributed data lakes. eris files exposes a range of functionality for working with content-addressable and distributed data management systems.


eris services is the gateway to unlocking services which your application needs to rely upon. eris services exposes a range of base operational functionality for integrating microservices into your ecosystem application.

Software Development Kits

We build smart contract based SDKs that accelerate your time to market with complex ecosystem applications.

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What is the Platform Used For?

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