Amazon Plays Its Own Game With Enterprise Blockchain

Amazon Web Services, the e-commerce giant’s cloud computing arm, is having its proverbial blockchain cake and eating it, too. In late November, AWS unveiled a new service during its re:Invent event that lets clients build their own cloud-based blockchains, using Hyperledger Fabric or ethereum as templates for such projects. That announcement was the next step in a long-running process that has seen the cloud giant continuing to dip its toes ever-deeper into the blockchain pond. Previously, AWS showed its hand by striking partnerships with firms like bank-backed startup R3 and, later,…