Press Release

Hedera Hashgraph Releases Open Source SDK And Announces Final Speaker Lineup For Hedera18 Developer Conference

  • Oct 10, 2018
  • PR Newswire

DALLAS, Oct. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 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.

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 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 The program lineup for Oct 17th is as follows: