February 23, 2024

Google Cloud announced a strategic partnership with Polygon Labs. The partnership will help developers build, launch and grow their decentralized applications (dApps) and Web3 products on layer 2 blockchains.

Blockchain Node Engine Comes to Polygon

The partnership will see Google Cloud bring its node hosting service, the Blockchain Node Engine, to the Polygon ecosystem. In an announcement during Consensus 2023, this will help developers on Polygon build on top of the protocol and maintain full control over where nodes are deployed. Polygon President Ryan Wyatt added,

“Today’s announcement with Google Cloud aims to increase transaction throughput to support use cases in gaming, supply chain management, and DeFi. This will pave the way for more enterprises to embrace blockchain technology through Polygon.”

Advancing Polygon’s zero-knowledge innovation strategy

According to Google Cloud, the partnership with Polygon will allow the protocol to grow, advance its zero-knowledge innovation strategy, and help make transactions cheaper and faster. In a statement, Polygon said an initial test run of zero-knowledge proofs running Polygon’s zkEVM on Google Cloud delivered faster and cheaper transactions compared to existing setups and infrastructure.

“For example, initial testing of zero-knowledge proofs running Polygon zkEVM on Google Cloud resulted in significantly faster transactions and lower costs compared to existing setups.”

Polygon only announced the public release of its zero-knowledge Ethereum Virtual Machine (zkEVM) beta last month.

Google’s foray into Web3

Google has established itself as one of the most prominent players in the Web2 ecosystem. However, the tech giant has been aggressively moving into the Web3 ecosystem over the past few years, bringing its technical expertise to developers on Polygon to build and launch its projects. Most recently, it launched the “Google for Startups Cloud Program,” which aims to support startups and emerging projects in the Web3 ecosystem, helping them scale their projects faster and more securely.

Earlier this month, the Celo Foundation revealed it was working with google cloud Cloud computing services and workshops for developers and Web3 founders building in the Celo ecosystem.

Mitesh Agarwal, general manager of customer engineering and Web3 go-to-market, Google Cloud Asia Pacific, said,

“Google Cloud is helping the industry achieve escape velocity by directing our engineering efforts in areas such as improving data availability and enhancing the resiliency and performance of scaling protocols like zero-knowledge proofs.”

google cloud It is Google’s cloud computing department, which created the Web3 and digital asset engineering team last year. Since its inception, Google Cloud has entered into several partnerships with numerous blockchains, including Casper, Celo, Tezos, Solana, Aptos, and BNB Chain.

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