Google Cloud joins Polygon’s Proof-of-Stake (PoS) network as one of its decentralized validators.
On September 29 announcementthe tech giant will become one of more than 100 validators helping secure the blockchain by leveraging Google’s reputation for security services in a variety of areas.
According to the official statement, Polygon will use the same infrastructure used to power Gmail and YouTube, increasing user confidence as the battle for Ethereum’s layer 2 heats up.
“The same infrastructure used to power @YouTube and @gmail now helps secure Ethereum-for-all’s fast and low-cost Polygon protocol.”
The announcement was confirmed by Google Cloud Singapore official account with a tweet that reads: “We are now serving as a validator on the Polygon PoS network, contributing to the collective security, governance and decentralization of the network along with over 100 validators.”
Google Cloud, acting as a validator, will participate in the governance function of the network, operate nodes and participate in MATIC.
Google web3 strategic collaboration
This movement is part of Google’s larger plans for the blockchain ecosystem as it continues to roll out key partnerships in recent months.
In April, Google announced that it was providing cloud services for Polygon’s zkEVM scaling solution, support for application chains, and $200,000 in Google Cloud Credit funding for a Polygon-backed startup.
It was explained that the cloud service provider will offer node engines and deploy a one-click node deployment.
“Google Cloud will help accelerate adoption of Polygon’s core protocols with enterprise infrastructure and tools.”
Polygon isn’t the only beneficiary of Google’s foray into distributed ledger technology (DLT) with the company striking deals with Tezos, Solana, Ronin Network and more.
Last week, the company expanded blockchain services to its BigQuery by adding 11 new networks in addition to Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum Classic, and more.
According to the company, the move will allow developers faster access to public data across multiple chains as they begin to build decentralized applications (dApps) and create smart contracts.
“We’re doing this because blockchain foundations, Web3 analytics companies, partners, developers, and customers tell us they want a more complete view of the crypto landscape and the ability to query more chains. They want to answer complex questions and verify subjective claims “. says the statement.
Polygon’s efforts in scalability
With competition and recent updates in the market, including the Ethereum ecosystem with the launch of the Holesky testnet to make the platform more scalable, Polygon offered more services to increase user adoption.
Polygon 2.0 stands out as a major attempt at scalability after claims to create the Internet’s value layer.
It was created to support multiple chains, helping cross-chain transactions and liquidity without jeopardizing the security and scalability of the network.
“Polygon 2.0 is a network of L2 chains powered by ZK, unified through a new cross-chain coordination protocol. To a user, the entire network will feel like using a single chain.”