Google Cloud is collaborating with Polygon Labs to facilitate developers in building, launching, and expanding their Web3 products and decentralized applications (dapps) on the Ethereum-based layer 2 blockchain.
New Partnership with Google Cloud
As part of the new partnership, Google Cloud will introduce its Blockchain Node Engine, a fully managed node hosting service, into the Polygon ecosystem. This integration allows developers to concentrate on building on the protocol while retaining full control over node deployment locations, according to a statement released during Consensus 2023 in Austin, Texas.
“Today’s announcement with Google Cloud aims to increase transaction throughput enabling use cases in gaming, supply chain management, and DeFi,” said Polygon President Ryan Wyatt. “This will pave the way for even more businesses to embrace blockchain technology through Polygon.”
Google’s Expanding Web3 Presence
Google, a prominent force in the Web2 sphere, has been actively venturing into the Web3 world by providing developers with access to its technical expertise for building projects. Recently, it launched the “Google for Startups Cloud Program,” offering support to startups and emerging Web3 projects to expedite their growth in a secure manner. Additionally, Google has been collaborating with the Celo Foundation to provide workshops and cloud computing services to developers and Web3 founders building on Celo.
Advancing Zero-Knowledge Innovations
The partnership between Google Cloud and Polygon will also contribute to the protocol’s zero-knowledge innovation strategy, potentially leading to faster and more cost-effective transactions. Preliminary tests running Polygon zkEVM’s zero-knowledge proofs on Google Cloud demonstrated significantly improved transaction speed and reduced costs compared to the current setup. Polygon recently unveiled its zero-knowledge Ethereum Virtual Machine (zkEVM) beta to the public.
“Google Cloud is helping the industry achieve escape velocity by directing our engineering efforts toward areas like improving data availability and enhancing the resilience and performance of scaling protocols like zero-knowledge proofs,” said Mitesh Agarwal, managing director, customer engineering and Web3 go-to-market, Asia Pacific of Google Cloud.
The collaboration between Google Cloud and Polygon Labs opens up new possibilities for developers seeking to leverage the Ethereum-based layer 2 blockchain for their Web3 projects. With Google Cloud’s Blockchain Node Engine and focus on zero-knowledge innovations, the partnership aims to foster growth and adoption of blockchain technology across various industries.