Google's Cloud to scale the FLOW blockchain with Dapper Labs
Dapper Labs, a blockchain company based in Canada, has formed an alliance with Google Cloud According to Forbes.
- Google Could partners with Dapper Labs, creator of CryptoKitties and NBA Top Shot
- FLOW nodes will be hosted in the Google cloud, making blockchain development more convenient.
- Dapper Labs is currently developing a comparable NFT platform to NBA Top Shot for MMA fans
Dapper Labs is the world’s first blockchain entertainment company. They are the creators of industry-leading experiences including CryptoKitties and NBA Top Shot, as well as Dapper Wallet.
The deal will focus on supporting and scaling Dapper Lab’s in-house FLOW blockchain using Google Cloud’s network infrastructure. NFTs are already well-established in the blockchain world: since its debut last October, FLOW has attracted a number of NFT projects, including NBA Top Shot, which has generated over $680 million worth of trade volume.
Google Cloud’s VP of product management, Janet Kennedy, said that developers will be able to select which regions power their platforms based on energy consumption levels.
“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.” – Kennedy added.
This year has seen Google become more involved in the crypto world, with a number of crucial partnerships.
FLOW nodes will be hosted in the Google cloud, making blockchain development more convenient. Google is also interested in the energy usage of cryptocurrencies, according to one source. Developers will be able to pick the regions that power their applications according to the energy consumption of those areas, according to Google Cloud North America’s vice president Janet Kennedy.
Commenting on the partnership with Dapper Labs, Kennedy said:
“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.”
Despite Google’s apparent enthusiasm for supporting cryptocurrencies, it is somewhat late to the game. In 2015, Microsoft was the first major firm to offer its cloud infrastructure to blockchains, with Amazon following suit in 2019.
The Google-Dapper collaboration is just the most recent in a long line of collaborations between Google and the blockchain industry. Last year, Google joined the governance council of Hedera Hashgraph, an enterprise-grade distributed ledger network that has responsibility for strategic planning for the Hedera network and seeks to guarantee its stability.
In 2019, Google released a set of tools on its BigQuery data analytics platform that made bitcoin and several other major cryptocurrencies’ blockchain data fully searchable.
The firm is currently developing a comparable NFT platform to NBA Top Shot for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, which will allow MMA fans to collect limited items through FLOW.