Google Cloud Reportedly Backed One of the Largest Blockchain Firms

Google cloud reportedly backed one of the largest Blockchain firms. This development is coming in as Solana now gets the nod from Google cloud.

Google Cloud Reportedly Backed One of the Largest Blockchain Firms

Google Cloud Reportedly Backed One of the Largest Blockchain Firms

Tech giant company Google has now announced that it is now running a Solana validator in a move that will see the company strengthen its commitment to Blockchain even further.

A tweet on the official Google Cloud account jokingly asked co-founder of Solana Labs Anatoly Yakovenko: “Should we tell our followers the big news?”

The thread however continues: “Google Cloud is running a block-producing @solana validator to participate in and validate the network.”

Blockchain Node Engine Expansion

The goal of the tech giant for 2023 is to now bring Solana to its just recently launched Blockchain Node Engine, which is of course designed to help the development of Web3 products easier with complete and fully-managed nodes. Only Ethereum initially at launch saw backing, although Google Cloud expressed its own commitment to increase support as time goes on, a promise which the company now appears to have delivered on.

Google Cloud also stated that it would be indexing the data of Solana in a bid to bring it to BigQuery in 2023, which it hopes that will “make it easier for the Solana developer ecosystem to access historical data.”

Google Web3 Product Manager’s Reaction to the News

Google Web3 product manager Nalin Mittal while speaking at the breakpoint conference of Solana in Lisbon, Portugal, explained: “We want to make it one-click to run a Solana node in a cost-effective way.”

Yakovenko hopes that Google cloud will now be able to support Solana simply by building better SDKs in order to make it easier and faster to develop Web3 applications.

Google Will Be Accepting Payments via Cryptocurrency Soon

The Twitter thread finally also acted as a reminder that Google Cloud soon will be accepting payments through cryptocurrency, via a partnership with Coinbase commerce which it announced in the early parts of October.


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