microPledge enters the emerging market for small scale financial services. This service allows everyday people to contribute to a common goal that requires something more than higher ideals: money! It is geared specifically toward software development, which makes the microPledge API a niche offering.
While often perceived as competitive to Ethereum, HyperLedger operates on a different wavelength. Hyperledger provides a set of agnostic tools for developers who are building blockchain apps, regardless of the core blockchain layer. Therefore it is a suite of the tools mentioned in this article.