Amazon is the latest competitor in “blockchain-as-a-service”

Written about 2 years ago by IanDorfman

Amazon Web Services has unveiled its Blockchain Templates service, which promises a pay-as-you-go implementation of blockchain network distributions utilizing open source frameworks.

A blog post by Amazon's Jeff Barr explains how to get started with using Small AWS Blockchain Templates iconAWS Blockchain Templates, giving a step-by-step guide with screenshots detailing the process from creating to deploying a network stat, as well as how to review statistical output.

That same blog post also details the versatility of blockchain technology and how it can apply to different needs for businesses and individuals. Barr writes:
"Some of the people that I talk to see blockchains as the foundation of a new monetary system and a way to facilitate international payments. Others see blockchains as a distributed ledger and immutable data source that can be applied to logistics, supply chain, land registration, crowdfunding, and other use cases. Either way, it is clear that there are a lot of intriguing possibilities and we are working to help our customers use this technology more effectively."

Blockchain Templates will allow users to deploy either public or private networks utilizing Small Ethereum iconEthereum, as well as private networks utilizing Small Hyperledger Fabric iconHyperledger Fabric.

Amazon is the latest of several companies to tap into the blockchain-as-a-service space. Others include Small IBM Blockchain iconIBM Blockchain and Small Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service iconOracle Blockchain Cloud Service, as well as offerings by Huawei and Tencent.

Amazon, as well as Oracle and IBM, all utilize The Linux Foundation's open source Small Hyperledger Fabric iconHyperledger Fabric framework for their blockchain services.