Google Cloud Unveils Digital Assets Team

Google has launched a Google Cloud digital asset team that “will support the needs of our customers in creating, transacting, storing value, and deploying new products on blockchain-based platforms,” ​​according to an article. blog of Thursday, January 27 by Yolande PiazzaVice President, Financial Services, Google Cloud.

“Blockchain technology is driving tremendous innovation and value creation for consumers and businesses around the world,” she wrote, saying that as the technology becomes more mainstream, businesses will need a scalable, secure and sustainable infrastructure.

“This new team will enable our clients to accelerate their efforts in this emerging space and help support the blockchain ecosystems of tomorrow,” Piazza wrote.

Hedera, Theta Labs, and Dapper Labs are among the blockchain companies using Google Cloud for scalability, flexibility, and security, according to the post. Google Cloud’s digital asset team will work on both short-term and long-term projects to support businesses in the digital asset/blockchain ecosystem, Piazza wrote.

These efforts include hosting dedicated nodes/remote procedure call (RPC) nodes for developers; validation of nodes and on-chain governance with certain partners; helping developers and users host their nodes on the “cleanest cloud in the industry”; support on-chain governance with participation from Google Cloud executives and senior engineers; host public BigQuery datasets on Google Marketplace; foster co-development and integration into Google’s partner ecosystem; and adopting joint go-to-market initiatives with ecosystem partners with Google Cloud as the backbone.

Google Cloud’s Digital Assets team is also considering enabling customers to make and receive payments using cryptocurrencies.

Related: Wells Fargo will use Google and Microsoft Azure Cloud Services to support its new digital strategy

In September, Wells Fargo launched a new digital infrastructure strategy that uses a multicloud method powered by Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure with third-party data centers.

Google Cloud provides Wells Fargo with advanced workloads and complex artificial intelligence (AI) and data solutions, enabling the company to access more speed.

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