Amazon’s New Partnership in the Blockchain

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Announcement

Amazon Web Services (AWS), cloud computing subsidiary of Amazon, has recently partnered with ConsenSys, the blockchain incubator, to create the business blockchain cloud service, Kaleido.

Announcing the initiative at the Consensus 2018 conference at New York, Kaleido is aiming to give AWS customers an “easy button” to get into blockchain, even without much of background knowledge. “They can focus on their scenario and they don’t have to become PhDs is cryptography, we give them a simple platform to build their company on blockchain,” said Steve Cerveny, one of the founders of Kaleido, as per CNBC reports.

Amazon’s Official Stand

Matt Yanchyshyn, the global technical lead for AWS partner program, officially stated “We have been following Ethereum closely as it’s what many of our customers have been exploring, especially for enterprise use cases,” although he stresses that AWS is “protocol-agnostic,” as the company also supports Hyperledger’s Sawtooth and R3’s Corda platforms.

AWS official statement on their website states,“Kaleido is the first managed blockchain SaaS (Software as a Service) available on AWS Marketplace and is available in AWS regions across the world.”

Joseph Lubin, co-founder of Ethereum and founder of ConsenSys, also stresses that, “We believe Kaleido will become a de-facto standard and a global blockchain platform for business, providing an underlying foundation that until today was missing from the enterprise toolkit.”

Although this isn’t Amazon’s first venture into blockchain, and neither is it the first for their AWS subsidiary. Since recently, AWS unveiled a new service in April for launching out-of-the-box blockchain networks for the Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric protocols.

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