Joseph Lubin, Co-Founder of Ethereum & CEO, ConsenSys
Joseph Lubin, Co-Founder of Ethereum & CEO, ConsenSys, during a press conference on day one of Collision 2018 at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, 1 May 2018. Diarmuid Greene/Collision via Sportsfile

According to a ConsenSys blog post from 31 May, the firm will combine the best of Orion and Tessera, its open-source private transaction managers, into a single codebase. The new and updated Tessera will now work seamlessly with both Hyperledger Besu and GoQuorum, the enterprise-friendly Ethereum clients part of the ConsenSys network.

“Tessera comes written in the same Java language, with the same permissive Apache2 license, and with twice the engineering and community behind it,” ConsenSys said in the announcement.

Tessera’s Hyperledger Besu integration will get the company one step closer to providing full interoperability between GoQuorum and Hyperledger Besu. It will also enable other features, such as updated metrics, easily monitored logs, and support for multiple keystore options. 

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As part of this upgrade, the Orion Private Transaction Manager will enter into a 6-month depreciation cycle. However, enterprise clients using the solution won’t have to rush with migrating to Tessera—ConsenSys will actively support all users of Orion until 30 November 2021. 

Banking giant JPMorgan created Quorum in 2016 for internal usage but quickly made it publicly available as more enterprise clients rushed to the blockchain space. JPMorgan runs the payments network Interbank Information Network on the Quorum blockchain, taking care of more than 300 banks. Out of the 50 companies included in the Forbes Blockchain 50 list, nine indicated they were using ConsenSys Quorum. After officially acquiring Quorum last August, ConsenSys transferred all of its Enterprise Ethereum protocol technology to the ConsenSys Quorum brand.

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