Yesterday, April 27th, 2023, Google Cloud and Polygon Labs announced a multi-year partnership at Consensus 2023, a crypto and Web3 conference held in Austin, Texas.
The partnership aims to accelerate the adoption of blockchain technology within enterprises by providing tools and infrastructure to developers through Polygon protocols. Together, Google Cloud and Polygon Labs will launch go-to-market and joint engineering initiatives to help companies build their own Web3 products and decentralized applications (dApps).
The first three Polygon solutions that will be featured are Polygon zkEVM, Polygon Supernet, and Polygon PoS. The partnership also makes Google Cloud the strategic cloud service provider for Polygon protocols. Users can use the Google Cloud Marketplace to deploy a Polygon PoS node quickly and easily to power dApps.
Another aspect of the partnership is Google Cloud will bring its Blockchain Node Engine — a fully managed node hosting service — to Polygon. The Blockchain Node Engine will let developers configure and run Polygon PoS nodes automatically, drastically reducing the amount of time and money associated with maintaining, running, and provisioning their own blockchain nodes.
According to the announcement, Polygon Labs will enable the deployment of its DevNet on Google Cloud by the end of the third quarter in 2023.
The president of Polygon Labs, Ryan Wyatt, said the partnership was a huge “step in the right direction to help onboard more people into Web3.” Mitesh Argarwal, Google Cloud’s Customer Engineering and Web3 Go-To-Market CEO for Asia Pacific, added that Google looks forward to the partnership and building the tools businesses “need to offer fast, frictionless, and secure access to dApps for customers.”
Google Cloud is a business solutions suite that uses Google’s technology to help organizations digitally transform their businesses. Polygon is a Layer 2 blockchain built on Ethereum. Currently, tens of thousands of dApps use Polygon solutions, including Web2 companies like Adobe, Stribe, and Robinhood, as well as Web3 platforms such as OpenSea and Uniswap.
Polygon Continues to Make Its Mark in Web3
The partnership between Google Cloud and Polygon Labs is big for the Web3 space, especially for developers looking for faster and cheaper solutions. But it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Polygon is the blockchain Google’s chosen to work with. At Rarity Sniper, we’ve written dozens of articles about Polygon. Here are the three most recent headlines.
First, on March 27th, y00ts, the popular NFT collection that launched on Solana, migrated to the Polygon blockchain. The move is expected to give y00ts holders and collectors more liquidity and interoperability across different blockchains.
Next, about a month ago, one of the largest game publishers in Asia, Nexon, announced a new Web3 game called MapleStory, based on its popular pixelated 2D role-playing franchise. Nexon is working closely with Polygon’s team to create and market the blockchain-based game.
Finally, around the same time, the leading Web3 gaming platform Immutable announced it was partnering with Polygon to create a “one-stop-shop” for developing Web3 games. The two companies hope to onboard millions of users to Web3 in the coming years together.
Besides these recent moves, Polygon also has partnerships with Starbucks, Coca-Cola, Warner Music, Mastercard, etc. — and now Google. At Rarity Sniper, we’ll be keeping our eyes and ears open for any developing news from the fast-rising blockchain.
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