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Introducing the Ethereum Adapter

The mission of the unchain.io team is to unleash the potential of blockchain. With that purpose in mind, we have helped organisations with integration towards blockchain networks and have been developing integration solutions to connect applications to blockchain networks for the past 18 months. With our Blockchain Gateway close to its beta release as a SaaS-solution, we decided to take a subset of it and create a solution targeting the most popular blockchain protocol, Ethereum, and make it available on the most popular cloud platforms for developers, AWS.

The Ethereum Adapter allows you to interactively configure an API that connects to an Ethereum node, with the added benefit that you can securely store your keys in the AWS Secrets Manager. In this manner, developers can start interacting with Ethereum networks in the most familiar way, through HTTP requests. 

The Ethereum Adapter is made available as an AMI on the AWS Marketplace. Once you have deployed your self-hosted Ethereum Adapter you can go to the web address and start configuring it. By going through the wizard you can setup the connection to your node, store your keypair securely, upload and deploy a new smart contract or point to an existing one and finally secure the API endpoint - all in all taking less than 5 minutes to have a secure API available.

The Ethereum Adapter is ideal for quick prototyping with Ethereum smart contracts but can just as well be used when there are more stringent non-functional requirements. 

We are curious about your experiences with the Ethereum Adapter and would love to hear them. Go and try it out on the AWS Marketplace and benefit from the 14-day free trial!

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