Google announces partnership with blockchain company Dapper Labs
Google Cloud servers will provide support to the Canadian blockchain network, Flow blockchain
Google just announced this Tuesday (Sep 14) a partnership with Dapper Labs, a Canadian blockchain company responsible for the NBA Top Shot trading card system, which successfully led the position of fourth place in largest by sales volume.
The partnership has the goal of improving Flow blockchain, Dapper Labs’ network. Google’s part would be to provide infrastructure as an operator to the network via Google Cloud.
This conjoined work will potentially scale Flow’s system that already has support for many applications and NFT collections such as the successful NBA Top Shot and the famous CryptoKitties.
However, things are going even further with Google’s support. According to the announcement made to Forbes, all the apps and more than 2,000 developers building on Flow will be able to connect to Flow access nodes at lower latency through Google’s suite of cloud services.
The power of decentralization
A great comparison made by Forbes when announcing the partnership was related to Amazon’s Web Service and the worldwide-web’s new blockchain based implementation.
While the first one is centralized and dominates a third of the internet today, the new system will have much more range, “running off a network of disparate computers scattered around the world, ranging from personal laptops to specialized cryptocurrency mining farms.”
The new implementation also brands itself as being a “developer-friendly” alternative, and even though Google doesn’t allow mining processes in their cloud servers, Google Cloud North America’s vice president stated to Forbes that “developers will be able to choose which regions power their platforms, based on the energy consumption of that region”.
“It's really about helping them with rapid and sustainable growth. Blockchain technology is becoming more and more mainstream. So companies like Dapper need scalable, secure infrastructure to grow their business, and even more importantly, support their networks.
-Janet Kennedy, vice president of Google Cloud North America
Having a gigantic company like Google worrying about blockchain systems’ improvement and wanting to participate in the digital revolution of this ecosystem is more than a sign; it is a fact.
Blockchain technology and the whole concept of decentralized systems (now referred to as Web 3.0) are here to stay.