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Blockchain Technology Partners Unveil Smart Contracts on Amazon AWS


Blockchain Technology Partners Unveil Smart Contracts on Amazon AWS

Amazon’s Quantum Ledger Database now hosts smart contracts, thanks to Blockchain Technology Partners’ work with DAML

Customers can now integrate smart contracts on Amazon Web Services’ Quantum Ledger Database, or QLDB, thanks to tech company Blockchain Technology Partners.

Blockchain Technology Partners, or BTP, unveiled general availability for its DAML incorporation, accessible through its Sextant for DAML platform, allowing those working with Amazon’s QLDB to harness smart contracts on the platform, according to a Feb. 25 statement provided to Cointelegraph.

Amazon’s QLDB is not the first to incorporate Sextant for DAML

Prior to its Amazon QLDB launch, BTP’s Sextant for DAML boasted compatibility on Hyperledger Sawtooth, and AWS’ relational database service, Amazon Aurora.

Amazon QLDB caters to those who want to build on an immutable — but not necessarily decentralized — ledger, the statement noted.

“There are plenty of scenarios where there is a trusted centralised operator or a natural authority but there is still a requirement to ensure data is not tampered with,” BTP CTO Kevin O’Donnell said in the statement.

“DAML on Amazon QLDB addresses these use cases combining the expressive power of DAML with the resilience of AWS,” he added.

DAML is a smart contract language from Digital Asset

Digital Asset, a blockchain software company, brought its smart contract language, Digital Asset Modeling Language, or DAML, into the open-sourced world in April 2019.

Later that same month, the firm announced Hyperledger Sawtooth integration on April 16, with AWS Aurora integration following in June.

“BTP’s Sextant for DAML with QLDB makes it seamless to run distributed applications without the operational overhead or compromising security,” Digital Asset Co-Founder and CTO Shaul Kfir said in the statement.

Digital Asset also partnered with mainstream cloud software powerhouse VMware in April 2019.

Cointelegraph reached out to Amazon for additional details but received no response as of press time. This article will be updated accordingly should a response come in.

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