Kadena Private Blockchain Launches on Amazon (AWS) Marketplace

Scalable enterprise smart-contract solution now available to AWS users for free

Vivienne Chen
3 min readJan 23, 2019


While Kadena is currently making waves in public blockchain and safer smart contracts, raising $12M last year and bringing one of the forefathers of cryptography to our advising team — our first and founding invention was a truly scalable, truly distributed ledger known as ScalableBFT, dubbed by CoinDesk as “The First Real Private Blockchain.”

Today, we’re pleased to announce that our secure and scalable private blockchain platform is now live on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace! Our “Community Edition” is free, so you can now rapidly evaluate, build, and deploy blockchain-enabled solutions on our next generation blockchain, at no cost and within a few clicks.

What is Kadena’s Private Blockchain?

Kadena’s ScalableBFT enables enterprises across a range of industries to efficiently transact and share data in a decentralized manner. Our team brings experience from building JP Morgan’s blockchain technology.

Unlike other enterprise blockchains, Kadena’s technology has been tested to support up to 8,000 transactions per second across 500 nodes, with the ability to support thousands of users. Our platform uses Pact, Kadena’s open source and simple smart contract language that is understandable to auditors, developers, and executives.

The “ScalableBFT: Community Edition” offering on AWS is intended for evaluation and small-deployment purposes, with 2,000 transactions per second across 4 nodes. If you’re interested in acquiring an expanded AWS-hosted Enterprise Edition of our blockchain, let us know!

What can I use Kadena’s private blockchain for?

A private (also known as a permissioned) blockchain is used for cases where you want the benefits of having a decentralized database, but need the security of knowing exactly who the participants are in your network. Private blockchains chains do not use “mining”, unlike public blockchains.

Kadena’s private blockchain has been used in production by companies in healthcare to manage patient and provider data, but there are many opportunities in insurance, oil & gas, and financial services. What can our blockchain do that other blockchains cannot? Consider:

  • Deploying more than 5+ nodes without performance degradation.
  • Upgrading your contracts to fix bugs or change permissions.
  • Ensuring the privacy of your transactions to non-participants: Kadena uses the symmetric encryption technology behind Signal and Whatsapp plus fully blinded addressing to provide secure channel confidentiality without sacrificing the benefits of a blockchain.
  • The opportunity to hybridize your private blockchain with a scalable, public chain to unlock trapped liquidity.

Wondering what blockchain can do for your industry? Ben Jessel explains how enterprises can overcome the hurdles of adopting blockchain.

What are people saying about us?

“We’re excited to work with Kadena to create blockchain-based solutions in Latin America. We believe blockchain enables transparency and financial inclusion that contribute to the overall betterment of our community, and we’re proud to have a platform like Kadena’s support.” — Alteum, a Latin American technology organization building digital ledger tech for interregional enterprises, governments, and financial institutions.

Rymedi has implemented blockchain-enabled data integration, currently being used to track elimination of Hepatitis C infections in Mongolia. With Kadena’s trustless blockchain technology, new value propositions can be brought to the market to enhance patient outcome and data integration.”–– David Stefanich, Co-founder and CEO at Rymedi, a life sciences and healthcare blockchain company.

“Kadena is working on some of the most promising innovations in proof-of-work blockchain since Bitcoin itself.” — Stuart Haber, father of blockchain, Advisor

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