Monax, oficially Monax Industries Limited, is a blockchain and smart contract software technology company founded in 2014. Incorporated as "Eris Industries" and previously known as "Eris", the company changed its name to Monax in October 2016. The firm has offices in London, Berlin, and Connecticut.
Monax provides a free and open-source platform to assist developers to build, ship and run blockchain and smart contract-based applications for business systems and processes. Monax includes a reimplementation of the Ethereum Virtual Machine; the company also sells smart contract software development kits (SDKs) and support services to firms investigating the applications of blockchain and distributed ledger technology.
The word "monax" is part of the binomial name for a groundhog (marmota monax). The company uses a logo of a groundhog and employees and community members are often referred to as "marmots."
Impact and users
Monax's technology has a database-centric, rather than cryptocurrency-centric, approach to blockchain technology.
In November 2016 SWIFT, an 11,000-member financial market infrastructure provider, announced two blockchain prototypes, automating a corporate bond and ISO 20022 messaging, both using Monax's software.
In March 2017, Monax joined the Hyperledger project and its submission, co-sponsored by Intel, was accepted in April 2017.
- Monax Official webpage
- @Monax on Twitter
- Monax GitHub repository
- Hyperledger Burrow GitHub repository
- Hyperledger Projects Homepage