IT News - Blockchain

"Amazon pushes its take on Blockchain-as-a-Service live, offering customers a way to set up a blockchain network in minutes," writes Lucas Mearian in ComputerWorld.

"Amazon on Tuesday announced the general availability its Amazon Managed Blockchain, a fully managed service that makes it easy to create and manage scalable blockchain networks.

Amazon originally announced the blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) at its AWS re:Invent conference in November, inviting companies to sign up for a pilot of it.

Jeff Barr, chief evangelist at Amazon Web Services, said the offering is now available for production use in the U.S. East (North Virginia) Region..."

"Are you skeptical about blockchain? I'm not surprised," writes Jason Bloomberg and Jason English in siliconAngle.

"For a technology that got its start as the infrastructure that underlay the bitcoin cryptocurrency and then blossomed into a Libertarian's dream of a decentralized transaction platform that would take down the modern financial world, blockchain has had its share of hype, scams and other nonsense.

However, if we pare away all the silliness and radical politics, a core set of innovative technologies come to light. At its heart, a blockchain is an immutable, secure ledger. Every time anyone writes a record or 'block' to a blockchain, it's there to stay - and no one can change it..."

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