ChainFront is still in the startup stage of its platform, but the API-as-a-Service infrastructure is helpful to developers that want to create and manage crypto applications. The cloud-based service provides enterprise-level security, creating a better atmosphere for development. In a recent announcement, which was reported on by SludgeFeed, ChainFront has added support for both Ripple (XRP) and Ethereum (ETH), as of Friday.
The announcement states that the developers using ChainFront will now have an opportunity to build decentralized apps on both the XRP ledger and the Ethereum blockchain, while still using their tools. Consumers will have the opportunity to execute various transactions with the use of a username, password, and multifactor authentication. Anyone that wants to develop an application for these transactions will need to visit developers.chainfront.io for their API key.
Alan Warms, the CEO of ChainFront, commented on this new addition in the announcement on PR Newswire, saying,
“The XRP Ledger and Ethereum are at the forefront of blockchain development. With some of the fastest transaction times, XRP may be one of the first cryptocurrencies to gain widestream consumer and enterprise adoption and Ethereum has the most global active users aside from Bitcoin. But like all blockchains, wallets still present a challenge to application developers and their subsequent end-users. With the launch of our API for Ripple and Ethereum, ChainFront has created a way for developers to remove the complexity of interacting with Ripple or Ethereum for anyone.”
The APIs from ChainFront are meant as a means to make the crypto layer invisible for the end user, but available to the developer. Using Vault by HashiCorp, ChainFront is able to offer public key stored in the virtual Hardware Security Module. An image directly from ChainFront explains the process:
PR Newswire writes,
“Led by a former lead architect at Oracle and a serial entrepreneur with multiple successful exits, ChainFront’s vision is to enable mass blockchain adoption ushered in by a higher level of security and usability for the next wave of crypto applications.”