“Decentralized Internet” developer Blockstack has debuted on Amazon Web Services Marketplace, becoming only the third Blockchain product to reach the platform.
Blockstack, which is aiming to build a dedicated browser to give users more control over their data, released its Core product on Amazon last week.
Core enables users to set up a Bitcoin node without the need to store the entire Bitcoin Blockchain. Users update from a remote Blockstack node, with the client accepting the data from that node as bonafide.
The latest release includes a so-called “fastsync” feature, which significantly reduces node setup times.
The company says in a blog post:
“We're excited to announce that Blockstack Core is now available on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. The Blockstack listing on AWS Marketplace already has the fastsync feature and there is no need to wait several days to boot a node from the genesis block.”
In January, Blockstack announced closure of a $4 mln funding round from Union Square Ventures and others, including Barry Silbert’s Digital Currency Group.
“This is a huge vote of confidence for the new decentralized internet. These investors share our vision and we’re proud to be able to partner with them,” the company stated at the time.
A number of cryptocurrency projects currently use the platform, including OpenBazaar, Tierion and ConsenSys.