Google Cloud Launches Blockchain Node Engine for Web3 Developers

There is a strong demand to create and manage products for blockchain-based platforms. Ethereum cryptocurrency will be the first platform supported by the new service.

Google, surely, will have to be innovative in this wave blockchain that changes the way the world stores and moves its information. Blockchain Node Engine will allow developers to provide fully managed Ethereum nodes with secure access to the blockchain, according to a ITEM on the Google blog. Blockchains consist of transaction data that is permanently stored and encrypted. Instead of relying on a central entity to validate and store data, a blockchain is made up of nodes. These are devices, such as a computer or server, that contain a complete copy of the blockchain’s transaction history. The nodes of a blockchain form a peer-to-peer network, with all nodes updated and synchronized. This gives everyone on the blockchain control over the authenticity of the data, making it a decentralized network.

Most of the important data we need to run our businesses will increasingly be held in more private and secure locations, stored on blockchains and other types of distributed ledgers. An increasing number of our applications will become more project-like over time open source and will operate using smart contracts that all stakeholders can transparently see, verify and accept. However, Google notes that blockchain nodes are often difficult to deploy and require ongoing management—problems that the Blockchain Node Engine service is designed to solve.

Google brings more productivity

With the Blockchain Node Engine, developers will be able to deploy a new node in a single operation, and they can specify the desired region and network. In comparison, manually setting up a node requires provisioning a compute instance, installing an Ethereum client, and waiting for the node to sync with the network. “Syncing a full node from the first block (ie “genesis”) can take several days.” To ensure availability, Google Cloud actively monitors nodes and restarts them if there are any problems. DevOps teams don’t have to wait for outages. The service also offers security guarantees, placing nodes behind a VPC firewall and using Google services such as Cloud Armor to protect nodes against DDoS attacks.

Scaling Web3 Innovation

Google Cloud will support organizations with a reliable and easy-to-use service on blockchain nodes, so they can focus their time on innovating and scaling their Web3 applications. They have already entered into numerous partnerships, but have also set up infrastructures for clients who are developing Web3 such as Workflow. Dapper Labs, the original developers of Flow, an underlying blockchain protocol for a new generation of entertainment apps, games and the digital assets that power them, has announced Google Cloud as its strategic cloud provider in 2021. Alongside existing partners such as Samsung , Ubisoft and T-Systems (Deutsche Telekom), Google Cloud will play a key role in the Flow ecosystem by providing infrastructure global, scalable and secure cloud to Flow and its network of developers and partners to support the next wave of consumer NFT adoption.

This new partnership solidifies Flow among the cleanest blockchains, reinforcing its commitment to reduce organizational energy consumption and overall carbon emissions with the cleanest cloud in the industry. Flow already uses thousands of times less energy than proof-of-work chains, and using Google Cloud’s carbon-neutral infrastructure. Flow’s developer-centric and user-friendly ecosystem is more diverse than ever and is actively used by over 3,000 developers to build consumer applications at scale.

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