Amazon Web Services Launch Free Ethereum and Blockchain Hyperledger Templates for Users

  • Amazon is the third-largest retailer in the world.
  • The world's largest retailer, Walmart, has filed patents for multiple blockchain networks and interfaces.

Blockchain adoption is surging worldwide as corporate giants fall in line and take measures to adopt and integrate the distributed ledger technology to handle various aspects of their business. 

Walmart, the largest retailer in the world has been filing blockchain patents, Samsung may be about to use blockchain for their huge logistics operations, and now Amazon Web Services (AWS) has deployed Ethereum and hyperledger fabric blockchain templates on its website. According to Amazon's subsidiary AWS, the templates have been created to allow for quick and easy deployment of blockchain systems on site. 

A fast and easy way to create and deploy secure blockchain networks using open source frameworks

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The templates are there for users to integrate blockchain into their Amazon retail enterprises, perhaps the highest level of mainstream blockchain customization and adoption to date in the blockchain space. Amazon generated $30 billion worth of revenue last year and, allowing sellers to develop their own blockchain systems independently of each other, could allow for rapid development and practical implementation of different experimental blockchain networks. 

There is no additional charge for AWS Blockchain Templates. You pay only for the AWS resources needed to run your blockchain network. You can create and deploy blockchain networks in any public AWS region.

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The tools to create new blockchain networks can be found on the getting started page of AWS. The launch of the templates comes two years after AWS partnered with Digital Currency Group (DCG) in 2016 to begin experimenting with and integrating blockchain. 

Those Banned From Facebook May Not Be Able to Use Its Cryptocurrency Libra

Facebook’s two days of congressional hearings on the social media giant’s cryptocurrency ambitions seemingly revealed that those who have been banned from Facebook may not have access to Libra.

During the congressional hearing Facebook had to answer some tough questions, and one of them came from Representative Sean Duffy, which asked the company’s cryptocurrency head, David Marcus, who’ll have access to Libra.

The Congressman initially asked Marcus who could use the cryptocurrency, to which Calibra’s CEO answered: “anyone that can open a Calibra account, that can go through KYC [know-your-customer checks] in countries where we can operate.”

Duffy then referenced two individuals banned from Facebook for violating its community guidelines, Louis Farrakhan and Milo Yiannopoulo, and asked whether they’ll be able to use the social media giant’s cryptocurrency.

Marcus ended up replying he doesn’t “know yet,” after seeing Duffy hold a $20 bill and ask hin who can use it. His point was that cash doesn’t discriminate, and that anyone who can hold it can use it.

While throughout the hearing Marcus tried to point out the company will follow appropriate regulations and comply with lawmakers, Duffy responded that a proper answer would be “as long as you abide by the law, you can use Libra.” The fact he didn’t get this answer, Duffy said, gave him “great pause.”

Speaking to The Daily Beast Elka Looks, a Facebook spokeswoman, clarified Marcus addressed the Congressman’s concerns later on in the hearing. She stated:

For Libra, anyone who is engaging in lawful activity will be able to transact on the network. Facebook will have no say. For Calibra, there is no policy in place yet, but we will share it when it is closer to being finalized.

The news outlet adds that Calibra, Facebook’s wallet to send, receive, and hold Libra, doesn’t yet have final terms of service or a privacy policy. All of this means that those who’ve been banned on Facebook may not have access to its cryptocurrency.

As CryptoGlobe covered, Congressman Warren Davidson implied during the hearings Facebook’s crypto is a ‘shitcoin’ as it doesn’t have some of the properties bitcoin has. The Congressman made it clear bitcoin has no central authority that can censor transactions or dilute its value, while Libra has the Libbra Association.