How do I integrate my own blockchain with Interledger?

#1

Simple question: The company I work for is investing in their own blockchain and want to integrate with the Interledger Protocol. I already have a connector working, but I’m really struggling with the documentation. Someone can help?

#2

Hi Leboikio,

Glad to hear that your company is interested in working with interledger. In order to integrate a blockchain into interledger you’ll need to create what is called a plugin. A plugin is used to establish a connection between two nodes on the network. It defines the settlement mechanism and accompanying configuration like settlement frequency, amount of credit to extend, etc.

The best plugin we have so far is the ETH plugin. That will be a good reference if you’re working through integrating your own blockchain. One thing to keep in mind as you’re working through it is that the ETH plugin uses payment channels instead of on-ledger settlement. This makes the logic significantly more complex, and it would be much easier to implement an initial version in which you just use on-ledger settlement instead of payment channels.

Let me know if you have any other questions, happy to help!

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