Tech giant Amazon just announced the general availability of Ethereum on its managed blockchain.
According to Amazon Web Services (AWS), in addition to the Ropsten and Rinkeby test networks, users can now “deploy Ethereum nodes” via the Amazon Managed Blockchain and connect to the mainnet of the blockchain. The program claims to provide secure access to the network with “standard open source Ethereum APIs” and to synchronize with the Ethereum blockchain.
“Amazon Managed Blockchain monitors node health, replaces failed nodes and automates Ethereum software upgrades, improving the availability of customers’ Ethereum infrastructure,” the company said. “In addition to DeFi applications, customers who develop analytics products such as intelligent contract monitoring tools and fraud detection software can also benefit from this scalable, highly available and fully managed Ethereum service.”
AWS first launched its Amazon Managed Blockchain in April 2019 and said that by that time customers would be able to set up blockchain networks in their organizations and use the open source Ethereum and Hyperledger frameworks. The service claimed it could eliminate the need to “deploy hardware, install software, create and manage certificates for access control, and configure network settings”.
The move comes exactly one month after Jeff Bezos announced that he would be stepping down as CEO of Amazon in the third quarter of 2021. He will be replaced by Andy Jassy, who is currently CEO of Amazon Web Services and oversees the company’s crypto product offering.