What is BaaS? How does Blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) Work

The blockchain is a public electronic ledger. Primarily a database, which stores an unalterable record of transactions between users, each one time-stamped and linked to the former one so it cannot be altered or replicated.

What is BaaS? How does Blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) Work
Published By - Kelsey Taylor

Explaining Blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) & AWS (Amazon Web Services) Blockchain

A Blockchain here in the purest form by definition is a database or a ledger of all the transactions continuously growing list of data. Born from bitcoin in 2008, blockchain’s promise of a distributed ledger has far more significant implications than cryptocurrency. However, by Bitcoin, many are reminded of the WannaCry ransomware attack that happened back in May 2017. So, Is there any interdependence between those two, or are they two separate entities.

The blockchain is a public electronic ledger. Primarily a database, which stores an unalterable record of transactions between users, each one time-stamped and linked to the former one so it cannot be altered or replicated. Each digital document or transaction in it is called a block, and the string of blocks is a chain, hence the name.

Bitcoin is working ‘on’ it and cannot be run outside. While there are more and more blockchains, there is one blockchain for bitcoin. But, it can also be used to store other kinds of data. It is the infrastructure while bitcoin is the asset, you can’t separate them.

“Blockchain hinges as this core principle of trust.”

Your AWS (Amazon Web Services) Blockchain Template

Companies are now realizing its disruptive possibility and are experimenting with its best applications. This introduction of BaaS is to help AWS customers have a smooth and straightforward means to get into this technology. A decentralized ledger that serves as “the backbone of bitcoin” and other cryptocurrencies.

Choose your AWS Blockchain Template.

AWS Templates gives customers ease to create and deploy secure networks. It provides two popular open source frameworks to choose from, Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric with additional components to manage, monitor, and dip into their blockchains. Each framework offers distributed consensus algorithms, smart contract functionality, and access control features.

The main difference between them you that should primarily know is that Ethereum a public network. Go with Hyperledger Fabric if you want a private BaaS network, to restrict transactions that each party can see.

With the Introduction of Kaleido, a Blockchain Business Cloud that facilitates the creation and operation of private networks to AWS customers. It is based on the Ethereum, which is an open-sourced Blockchain-based platform for users to build programs without the inclusion of intermediaries. It includes central servers to store information that makes them less exposed to abuses of those middlemen and authorities, “this is going to help customers move faster without worrying about handling blockchain themselves,” according to Amazon Web Services.

“Customers can focus on their scenario and don’t have to become PhDs in cryptography, we give them a simple platform to build their organization on the blockchain,” said Steve Cerveny, one of the founders of Kaleido.


Just like the standard SaaS billing model, AWS Templates charge on a “Pay-as-you-go” basis. Amazon AWS asks you to pay only for the resources that one will use. Start-up and shut-down on-demand based on your application requirements. These new regulations have a strong potential to build trust between companies and their employees. They provide a potential revenue stream for companies, as the global BaaS market is expected to reach $20 billion by 2024. Above all, it would also help prevent cyber threats because of the technology’s abiding nature.

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Kelsey manages Marketing and Operations at HiTechNectar since 2010. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Management. A tech fanatic and an author at HiTechNectar, Kelsey covers a wide array of topics including the latest IT trends, events and more. Cloud computing, marketing, data analytics and IoT are some of the subjects that she likes to write about.

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