Google Cloud and Near Protocol have joined together, as per the details from a recent announcement from the Near Foundation, to provide infrastructure for Pagoda, Near’s Web3 startup platform.
By providing the infrastructure for Near’s Remote Procedure Call node provider to Pagoda, this agreement would enable Google Cloud to offer “technical assistance” to Near award recipients, according to a statement made on October 4.
A decentralized application (DApp) framework called Near Protocol places a strong emphasis on developer and user-friendliness. In order to scale, it makes use of sharding technology. It competes with Ethereum by supporting smart contracts and being a proof-of-stake blockchain.
Pagoda is a startup platform that was introduced in February 2022 that offers Web3 developers developing on the platform a full-stack toolset for creating, launching, and maintaining their Web3 applications, or DApps, on the blockchain.
“We are thrilled to be collaborating with those who pioneered the Internet as we know it.” “This partnership marks a new chapter for us as we continue to offer the best support possible for the next generation of visionaries choosing to build on the NEAR protocol.”says Marieke Flament, CEO of the NEAR Foundation
Google Cloud to power Near developers
NEAR has experienced exponential growth over the past year as a result of its very quick, highly secure, and endlessly scalable protocol. On the NEAR network, there are currently over 20 million accounts, 200 million transactions have been made, and between 300,000 and 400,000 transactions happen every day.
Carlos Arena, director of digital assets at Google Cloud, said in a statement that his organization’s infrastructure will provide Near developers a way to “grow and scale” and that the organization will keep supporting “new products and services on blockchain-based platforms.”
Similar agreements were made in September between Google Cloud and Binance’s BNB Chain smart contract blockchain platform, enabling entrepreneurs creating goods and services on the BNB Chain blockchain to also develop on Google Cloud’s scalable, secure, and open-source infrastructure.
A brand-new digital assets team was established by Google Cloud in January to aid in the growth and development of the blockchain ecosystem. The goal of the digital asset team is to assist Google Cloud users in creating, exchanging, storing, and launching new goods on blockchain-based platforms.