Google Cloud announced that it now runs Solana’s validator, which allows the company to further strengthen its commitment to blockchain.
AND tweet (opens in a new tab) on an official Google Cloud account, he jovially asked Solana Labs co-founder Anatoly Yakovenko: “Should we give our observers big news?”
Threat takes (opens in a new tab): “Google Cloud is launching the @solana validator producing blocks to participate and validate the network.”
Blockchain Node Engine Extension
The tech giant’s goal for 2023 is now to bring Solana to the recently launched Blockchain Node Engine, which aims to make Web3 product development easier with fully managed nodes. Only Ethereum initially received support at launch, although Google Cloud has made a commitment to increasing support over time; a promise that now seems to keep.
Google Cloud also said it will index Solana’s data to move it to BigQuery in 2023, which it hopes will “make it easier for Solana’s developer ecosystem to access historical data.”
Speaking at Solana’s Breakpoint in Lisbon, Portugal, Google Web3 Product Manager Nalin Mittal explained: “We want to get the Solana node up and running in a cost effective way with one click.”
Yakovenko hopes Google Cloud will be able to support Solan by creating better SDKs to facilitate and speed up Web3 application development.
Finally, the Twitter thread also acted as a reminder that Google Cloud will “soon” accept cryptocurrency payments, thanks to a partnership with Coinbase Commerce it announced earlier in October 2022.
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