Cloud provider Google cloud has announced that it is launching a dedicated Digital Assets Team to build, transact, store value, and deploy products on blockchain-based platforms. It will be exploring opportunities to enable Google Cloud customers to make and receive payments using cryptocurrencies.
The announcement states that through this new team, Google Cloud will be better placed to “support customers’ needs in building, transacting, storing value, and deploying new products on blockchain-based platforms.”
It will also support on-chain governance via participation from Google Cloud executives and senior engineers, host several public BigQuery datasets on Marketplace, like full blockchain transaction history for Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Dash, Litecoin, Zcash, Theta, Hedera Hashgraph, Band Protocol, Polygon, XRP, and Dogecoin.
Google Cloud is also exploring opportunities where customers can make and receive payments using cryptocurrencies. Companies will also receive assistance in driving co-development and integration into Google’s robust partner ecosystem, including participating in the Google Cloud Marketplace. It will also help in embracing joint go-to-market initiatives with ecosystem partners where Google Cloud can be the connective tissue between traditional enterprise and blockchain technologies.
Google Cloud’s Digital Assets Team will undertake short- and long-term initiatives to support companies in the digital assets/blockchain ecosystem. The steps include providing dedicated node hosting/remote procedure call (RPC) nodes for developers, allowing users to deploy blockchain validators on Google Cloud via a single click, and participating in node validation and on-chain governance with select partners.
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