Google might be entering the blockchain space after partnering with Dapper Labs earlier this week.
Google partners with Dapper Labs
Search engine giant Google has partnered with Dapper Labs as it looks to expand its position in the blockchain space. According to a report by Forbes earlier this week, the partnership centers on Google Cloud and Dapper Lab’s Flow blockchain.
The report said, “Through the multi-year partnership, Google Cloud will act as a network operator, offering its infrastructure to help Flow scale. The Flow network already supports over 50 applications, including some of the most popular NFT collections, such as NBA Top Shot and CryptoKitties, and now 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.”
Forbes pointed out that Google is positioning itself to be seen as a develop-friendly platform for the Web 3.0, powered by the blockchain technology.
Google Cloud to help blockchain developers
Google Cloud North America, Janet Kennedy stated that the developers would have the option to 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,” she added.
Dapper Labs is popular within the cryptocurrency space as the developer of the $680 million NBA Top Shot marketplace.