Amazon Web Services (AWS) declared that Ethereum will now be available on Amazon Managed Blockchain, nearly two years after integrating the technology in 2018. In 2019, they offered clients access to nodes, dApps, blockchain networks, and smart contracts. Managed Blockchain supports Hyperledger as well, which is a blockchain software.
Ethereum nodes can now be set up by AWS users, allowing them to join its main network on the Amazon Managed Blockchain. Currently, there are more than 8,000 nodes on Ethereum. They examine transactions and maintain consensus on the main ledger.
What’s the benefit of Ethereum?
Amazon’s new feature is expected to increase the number of nodes, which will be very beneficial for the network. The Managed Blockchain, not only is implementing Ethereum but is now available in more regions around the world, like Europe, Asia Pacific, and Eastern U.S.
“With this launch, AWS customers can easily provision Ethereum nodes in minutes and connect to the public Ethereum main network and test networks such as Rinkeby and Ropsten. 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,” Amazon said in its blog post.