Google Cloud and Polygon Labs Join Forces
Polygon Labs and Google Cloud announced a multi-year partnership at Consensus 2023 that will see the cloud computing service provider help boost the development of the Ethereum (ETH) scaling protocol’s tools and infrastructure.
Enhancing Core Protocols with Google Cloud
Polygon’s core protocols, including Polygon PoS (proof-of-stake), Polygon zkEVM and Polygon Supernets, are set to benefit from the provision of Google Cloud’s framework and developer tools. The partnership is aimed at simplifying developer integration to build, launch and grow Web3 products and decentralized applications (DApp) on Polygon.
Advancing Zero-Knowledge Development
Google Cloud’s partnership with the ecosystem is expected to advance Polygon’s zero-knowledge development. Testing of Polygon zkEVM’s zero-knowledge proofs (zk-proofs) on Google Cloud reportedly resulted in faster and cheaper transactions compared to the existing infrastructure available.
Google Cloud’s Blockchain Node Engine Integration
Google Cloud’s Blockchain Node Engine will be used by the Polygon ecosystem to assist with time-intensive processes and costly overheads of acquiring, maintaining and operating dedicated blockchain nodes. This specific integration intends to remove the need for Polygon developers to configure and run Polygon PoS nodes.
New Resources for Polygon Ecosystem Developers
The partnership will also provide capital resources to Polygon ecosystem developers and companies building Web3 products and DApps. Certain early-stage Polygon Ventures-backed startups will also be able to receive newly-launched Web3-specific benefits from the Google for Startups Cloud Program.
Expanding Google Cloud’s Startup Accelerator Program
Google Cloud’s startup accelerator program now supports 11 major blockchain firms. Meanwhile, blockchain analytics firm Nansen also announced that its data services would be available to projects in Google Cloud’s Web3 startup program.
Conclusion: A Powerful Collaboration for the Future of Web3
The partnership between Google Cloud and Polygon Labs represents a significant milestone in the development of the Ethereum scaling protocol’s tools and infrastructure. By leveraging Google Cloud’s resources and expertise, Polygon aims to optimize zkEVM scaling performance and simplify the development process for Web3 products and DApps. This collaboration not only benefits developers and startups in the Polygon ecosystem, but also showcases the growing commitment of major tech companies to support and advance the future of blockchain and decentralized technologies.