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Google announced that it is joining the list of tech giants to deploy blockchain technology in order to offer customers fintech and customer service solutions. The official statement was out on July 23. The Google blog post mentioned that the users will also be able to try open-source integrations for Hyperledger Fabric and Ethereum (ETH) in their Google’s Cloud Platform (GCP) Marketplace, later this year.
Google co-founder Sergey Brin while speaking at the Blockchain Summit in Morocco Brin on July 8 revealed that he is Ethereum miner. He said that Ethereum mining was a “side hustle,” and that cryptocurrencies are “mind-boggling,” CoinTelegraph reported. The company announced that it has partnered with two blockchain-focused firms – Digital Asset and BlockApps. It is to offer new distributed ledger technology (DLT) solutions on GCP, allowing users to “explore ways [customers] might use distributed ledger technology frameworks.”
Ethereum community seems to be pretty excited about as a Redditor posted “Ethereum coming to Google Cloud” and excited Redditor akira_fmx wrote, “Long overdue! Now I’ll be able to spin up a node with fewer steps and hopefully cheaper!” While another reddior kaibakker wrote, “It shows Ethereum is taken seriously by the tech Giants.”
With the new partnerships, Google joins other giant tech companies with blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) offerings, such as IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle Amazon Web Services (AWS), which introduced its blockchain platform for DApps in April 2018. “We’re partnering with Google Cloud to provide developers with a full stack solution so they can unleash the potential for web-paced innovation in blockchain,” said Blythe Masters, CEO of Digital Asset, in a statement. “This will reduce the technical barriers to DLT application development by delivering our advanced distributed ledger platform and modelling language to Google Cloud.”
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