Google Cloud has announced that it is now running Solana’s validator in a move that sees the company further strengthen its commitment to the blockchain.
a tweet (Opens in a new tab) On the official Google Cloud account, Solana Labs co-founder Anatoly Yakovenko asked: “Should we tell our followers the big news?”
thread continue (Opens in a new tab): “Google Cloud is running the solana validator to produce and verify blocks for network sharing.”
Blockchain Node Engine Expansion
The tech giant’s goal for 2023 now is to bring Solana to its recent launch Blockchain Node Engine, which is designed to help facilitate the development of Web3 products using fully managed nodes. Only Ethereum initially saw support at launch, although Google Cloud expressed its commitment to increasing support over time; The promise he now appears to have fulfilled.
Google Cloud also said it will index Solana data in order to bring it to BigQuery in 2023, which it hopes will “make it easier for the Solana developer ecosystem to access historical data.”
Speaking at the Breakpoint conference at Solana in Lisbon, Portugal, Google Web3 Product Manager Nalin Mittal explained: “We want to make it one click to run the Solana node in a cost-effective manner.”
Yakovenko hopes that Google Cloud can support Solana by creating better SDKs to facilitate faster Web3 application development.
Finally, the Twitter thread was a reminder that Google Cloud will “soon” accept payments via cryptocurrency, through a partnership with Coinbase Commerce, which it announced earlier in October 2022.
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