Tech giant Amazon just announced the full launch of Ethereum on its managed blockchain. The “managed blockchain” service from Amazon Web Services (AWS) now supports the use of Ethereum. This comes two years after the first reference to the integration of Ethereum in 2018.
According to Amazon Web Services (AWS), users can now “provision Ethereum nodes” and connect to the mainnet of the blockchain and the test networks Ropsten and Rinkeby via the Amazon-managed blockchain, AWS said on a blog on Tuesday.
The program claims to provide secure access to the network via “standard open-source Ethereum APIs” and synchronize with the Ethereum blockchain.
“Amazon Managed Blockchain monitors node health, replaces unhealthy nodes, and automates Ethereum software upgrades, improving the availability of customers Ethereum infrastructure. In addition to DeFi applications, customers building analytical products such as smart contract monitoring tools and fraud detection software can also benefit from this scalable, highly available, and fully managed Ethereum service.”said the firm
Amazon Managed Blockchain also supports Hyperledger, a licensed version of Ethereum software for enterprise applications.
“With Amazon Managed Blockchain, customers get secure networking, encryption at rest and transport, secure access to the network via standard open-source Ethereum APIs, fast and reliable syncs to the Ethereum blockchain, and durable elastic storage for ledger data.”the blog post Added
Amazon Crypto Journey
AWS first launched its Amazon Managed Blockchain in April 2019 when customers could build a blockchain network within their company. Users could use the open-source frameworks, Ethereum and Hyperledger. The service claimed it could eliminate the need “to provision hardware, install software, create and manage certificates for access control, and configure network settings.”
This recent move comes after Jeff Bezos announced that he would step down as CEO of Amazon exactly one month earlier in the third quarter of 2021. He will be replaced by Andy Jassy, the current CEO of Amazon Web Services. Jassy is responsible for the company’s crypto products.