Cardano (ADA) Co-Founder Charles Hoskinson reveals about his meeting with Google: Possible future Synergy?
Ethereum (ETH) and Cardano (ADA) co-founder and CEO of IOHK, Charles Hoskinson conducted a surprise Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on 8 July 2018. During the session, he discussed the details of his meeting with Google last month.
Charles revealed in the discussion that he met with Google in London in June 2018 for an “informal Q&A session. During the Q&A session, Google asked him about cryptocurrency space, the technology Cardano has and more.
Google asked Charles, “Hey, We’d like to ask you lots of questions about the cryptocurrency space, about the technology that Cardano has, and what IOHK does as a company.”
Charles and the team IOHK answered all Google’s questions. IOHK published on its blog a transcript of this meeting at Google’s main London’s office, many people started asking if there was going to be some kind of partnership between Cardano and Google.
Charles said that this was the reality,
“Google is a multi-national company. It is one of the largest, most powerful engineering companies in the world. They have some phenomenal scientists working at Google, from world-famous cryptographers to infosec people … If Google is going to do a cryptocurrency, Google does not need to partner with me, and they don’t need to partner with Bitcoin, Ethereum, or anything else. They are just going to go ahead and do their own thing. That said, Google is a good patron of open-source technology, and many of their employees do invest their weekends and at least one day a week on contributing to some open-source project. And Google does a very large internal cryptocurrency and blockchain mailing list. A lot of their employees love this space. In fact, Mike Hearn, one of the most famous Googlers… was originally a core developer of Bitcoin… So, we felt that it was an excellent opportunity to tell them what we are working on, and if any of their employees… want to make open-source contributions, we’d always welcome it, but I don’t think there is a going to be a partnership anytime soon with Google.”
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Charles further explained how Cardano was using some of Google’s technology. Also, he revealed his envision of Google utilizing some of Cardano’s innovative technology in the future.
“I think Google, like Microsoft and Apple and Facebook, is just going to go its own way and do its own thing at the high level, but there always are opportunities for us to collaborate. And if Google has some ideas, or we have some ideas that we think may sense, then of course we’ll pursue that. We are using Google technology in our stack. Electron is actually a fork of Chromium and Node stitched together, and that is the heart of [Cardano wallet] Daedalus. And there’s a lot of other little things that Google has worked on in the past that we’ve pulled into our tech stack because they are legitimately good ideas, and we hope that Google can see parts of our stack as useful to things they work on.”
Charles discussed Google’s interest in blockchain technology in general and cryptocurrencies. In May 2018, Google recruiter contacted Ethereum’s main co-founder, Vitalik Buterin. These recent incidents clearly reveal that Google is so much into cryptocurrency and related fields associated with it. Crypto enthusiasts hope Google will be soon making its entry into to the crypto world. Crypto enthusiasts have been expecting a partnership announcement between Cardano [ADA] and Google ever since IOHK’s Charles Hoskinson and Duncan Coutts visited the tech giant’s London headquarters.
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