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IRISnet: Interchain Service Hub for NextGen Distributed Applications

About IRISnet

(A slightly longer version)

IRISnet (a.k.a IRIS Hub) is an Interchain Service Hub designed to support the next generation of distributed applications. Built with Cosmos-SDK, IRIS Hub enables cross-chain interoperability through a unified service model, which supports not only token interchain transfer but also trustworthy data consumption and computation invocation across heterogenous systems(public blockchains, consortium blockchains and legacy systems). IRIS Hub also provides a variety of modules, such as Coin Swap, HTLC, and random numbers, to support DeFi applications. IRIS Hub is the first self evolutionary blockchain launched in the Cosmos ecosystem.

IRISnet dev teams include Bianjie (, a national award-winning blockchain technology team based in Shanghai, and Tendermint (, the world-famous team that created the Tendermint consensus engine and the Cosmos project.

About Bianjie

Bianjie (Bianjie.AI) is a Shanghai-based high-tech startup founded in 2016. By leveraging advanced blockchain and big data technologies, Bianjie is focused on blockchain innovative products and solutions for financial and healthcare industries. Bianjie is the Core team behind the development of IRISnet -- an interchain service hub for next-generation distributed applications, and is also one of the main open-source early contributors of the Cosmos network project. The team recently developed an enterprise product, a consortium blockchain called IRITA, which uses IRISnet iServices as well as privacy computing technology. Through IRITA, Bianjie is serving important customers in China, including provincial/state level blockchain platforms, leading Internet healthcare service providers, and a leading insurance service provider.

Bianjie was officially certified as “China National High-Tech Enterprise” in September 2019 and won several national technology awards including the 2018 “Excellent Enterprise Award of China Innovation” & “Entrepreneurship Competition and national championship” in Young Startup Group at CDHIC (China Digital Healthcare Innovation Competition).


IRITA Hub is the consortium interchain service Hub with similar functionalities as IRIS Hub plus additional enterprise supports including ID management, data privacy protection etc. It is a blockchain developed using IRISnet iService infrastructure. Through iService, it can efficiently support interoperability among heterogenous systems, including trustworthy on chain off chain coordination. IRITA Hub supports distributed application systems that participate in business collaboration as service consumer to efficiently call data and computing services published on IRITA Hub by other blockchains (even traditional systems) via iService. As a consortium blockchain, it also includes modules to provide id management, storage as well as auditing services etc.

IRITA BEAN: Blockchain Edge Analytics Network

BEAN is a distributed data analytics and exchange permissioned blockchain network, developed with the iServices framework from IRISnet. It supports privacy preserving data analysis, respects the rights of data owners, and allows auditing of data usage (more details on its business case can be found at IRISnet whitepaper). Furthermore, BEAN also enables medical data to be analyzed and exchanged freely and securely with benefits provided blockchain technology. This allows institutions, like insurance companies, hospitals as well as pharmaceutical companies, to collaborate to provide better services for patients.