Amazon Web Services announced today that its marketplace will offer private blockchain technology created by Kadena, a company spun out of JP Morgan’s blockchain development efforts. Kadena’s blockchain service boasts security and scalability, claiming to have supported up to 8,000 transactions per second across 500 nodes. For comparison, Ethereum can handle about 15 transactions per second, and bitcoin can take on about seven.
The technology is available for basically free on the AWS marketplace under the name “Kadena Blockchain for Enterprise, ScalableBFT: Community Edition” (though there’s an “estimated infrastructure cost” of $0.10 per hour for using Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud). It supports up to four nodes per user and 2,000 transactions per second, offering features like contract governance, trust-free escrows, and bug detection. The paid version (which you have to directly contact Kadena to use) will support more nodes and deliver on that maximum 8,000 transactions per second promise.