Amazon Web Services to Offer Blockchain as a Service with Startup Qtum

Qtum Foundation, a Singapore-based startup has announced an unprecedented partnership with Amazon Web Services to offer blockchain as a service (BaaS) for enterprise customers, beginning in China. Amazon Web Services (AWS), one of the worlds largest cloud providers aims to make smart contracts and dApps available for free through its partnership with Qtum, which has been listed on the AWS marketplace since July.  Simon Wang, head of territory business development at AWS China stated: “Qtum are now an AWS technology partner and one of the partner network members.” Founded in 2016…

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China’s Largest Ride Hailing Founder, Reveals Plans to Build a Blockchain Uber

Chen Weixing, who helped shape China’s $30 billion ride hailing market, reveals plans to build a blockchain Uber equivalent. In 2014, Weixing fought off competition from Alibaba and in a joint merger, they later acquired Uber’s China operation. Today the company accounts for 90% of trips made in China, a ride hailing market that is already worth more than the rest of the world combined. Weixing has said that his decentralised platform will be developed to empower “labourers” and “consumers” describing it as a “great, Nobel Prize-level social experiment” adding that it would not be controlled by “capitalists”.

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