Episode 84 - Blockchain Special

In this episode of AWS TechChat, we take a journey into Amazon Managed Blockchain and Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB). I interview a blockchain specialist - Forrest, who help us deep dive into the depths of blockchain technologies and terminologies.

We start the show by setting foundations, diving into cryptocurrencies, tokenization, and smart contracts before walking through the difference between layer 1, layer 2, and sidechains.

We then pivot the discussion to private and public blockchain, Hyperledger as well as Ethereum. We close out this segment by answering some of the frequently asked questions - “Is there only one blockchain? Why do we need multiple blockchains?”

We also discuss about blockchain versus databases and how to decide between Amazon Managed Blockchain and Amazon QLDB.

Finally, we wrap up the show with some exciting use cases and share how you should start your blockchain journey.

Speakers
Shai Perednik - Sr. Solutions Architect, AWS
Forrest Colyer - Blockchain Specialist Solutions Architect, AWS

AWS Events:
AWS Innovate – Data Edition https://aws.amazon.com/events/aws-innovate/data/
AWS Events and Webinars - http://aws.amazon.com/events/

Customer stories
How Contura Energy built a letter of credit application on Amazon Managed Blockchain https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/database/how-contura-energy-built-a-letter-of-credit-application-on-amazon-managed-blockchain/
Enterprise solutions with blockchain: Use cases from Nestlé, Sony Music, and Workday https://d1.awsstatic.com/events/reinvent/2019/Enterprise_solutions_with_blockchain_Use_cases_from_Nestle_Sony_Music_and_Workday_BLC204.pdf
Nestlé brings supply chain transparency with Amazon Managed Blockchain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6vPvZ0-7dY
Amazon Managed Blockchain Customers https://aws.amazon.com/managed-blockchain/customers/

Resources
Getting started with the Amazon QLDB console https://docs.aws.amazon.com/qldb/latest/developerguide/getting-started.html
Get Started Creating a Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain Network Using Amazon Managed Blockchain https://docs.aws.amazon.com/managed-blockchain/latest/hyperledger-fabric-dev/managed-blockchain-get-started-tutorial.html
Deploy an Ethereum node on Amazon Managed Blockchain https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/database/deploy-an-ethereum-node-on-amazon-managed-blockchain/
Building a serverless blockchain application with Amazon Managed Blockchain https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/database/building-a-serverless-blockchain-application-with-amazon-managed-blockchain/
Integrate Amazon Managed Blockchain identities with Amazon Cognito https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/database/integrate-amazon-managed-blockchain-identities-with-amazon-cognito/
Tracking activity in Amazon Managed Blockchain with Amazon CloudWatch Logs https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/database/tracking-activity-in-amazon-managed-blockchain-with-amazon-cloudwatch-logs/
Automating Hyperledger Fabric chaincode deployment on Amazon Managed Blockchain using AWS CodePipeline https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/database/automating-hyperledger-fabric-chaincode-deployment-on-amazon-managed-blockchain-using-aws-codepipeline/