Google has teamed up with Dapper Labs’ Flow Blockchain to stay a leader in the next generation of Web 3.0 as we read more about our crypto news.
The tech giant has announced a new partnership with blockchain creator Top Shot and Flow, Dapper Labs, and the new partnership will enable Google to support blockchain scaling in the near future. The partnership has secured Google Cloud as a key member of the Flow network, providing connectivity to consumers and app developers around the world. The deal, detailed in a Forbes press release, established Google Cloud as the network operator that will provide the infrastructure it needs to scale Flow. Dapper Labs is currently a strong player in the NFT and blockchain markets that have powered products like CryptoKitties and Top Shot, but the deal comes amid the NFT boom.
Roham Gharegozhlou, CEO of Dapper Labs, confirmed the partnership with Google in a tweet in which he shared several blockchain milestones since entering the mainnet a year ago with over 2 million unique wallets with less than 2 million from Top Shot and 250 mainnet contracts and over 18 MM blocks mentioned with 50 MM on-chain transactions. Gharegozlou stated that the Flow blockchain now has over 3000 new developers under construction as Google begins to join in to help scale. With this new agreement, these developers can access nodes with lower latency. An interesting note from the Forbes team is the impact of Flow and other blockchain services on Amazon Web Services. Node operators of the flow blockchain are free to use the required hardware. However, the latest announcement will make it easier for developers to integrate with Google Cloud software.
In a statement, Gharegzlou described the evolution of blockchain today as the time when consumers began to understand what was happening on the iPhone. Both Amazon and Microsoft have launched blockchain initiatives in recent years, which enables the big tech players to continue to gain a foothold in the cloud with crypto nodes. Chainstack’s 2019 report shows that more than 60% of ETH nodes run on cloud services, which gives stability to the large cloud service providers. Now that Google is working with the Flow blockchain, it looks like Google is getting stronger, especially after other partnerships with Chainlink and Hedera Hashgraph.
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