Google Cloud Becomes a Solana Validator

Google Cloud Becomes a Solana Validator

On Saturday, Google Cloud announced a partnership with Solana that will allow it to run a validator on the Solana blockchain. The tie-up will make the tech giant an integral part of the blockchain’s ecosystem and enable Solana to avail Google’s wide array of services. 

In a Nov 5 Twitter thread, Google Cloud said that apart from producing blocks as a Solana validator, the company intends to integrate its Blockchain Node Engine into the Solana network by the end of 2023. 

The Blockchain Node Engine offers turnkey node hosting, earlier available only on the Ethereum chain, that completely manages node operations by reducing complexities. 

“We want to make it one-click to run a Solana node in a cost-effective way,” said Nalin Mittal, Google Web3 product manager, at Solana’s Breakpoint conference in Lisbon.

Also, Google Cloud is in the process of indexing data from the Solana chain and bringing it to the BigQuery data warehouse, making it easier for developers to access historical data. The warehouse will drastically reduce the processing time of queries on the platform by leveraging Google’s massive start-of-art infrastructure. 

At Breakpoint, Anatoly Yakovenko – the founder of Solana – hailed the partnership and suggested that Google can help them develop better SDKs and address issues related to seed phrase storage. 

Following the news, SOL jumped about 11%, trading at around $36.7, at press time, according to Coinmarketcap data. Currently, the coin is the tenth biggest cryptocurrency with a market cap of around $13 billion. 

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Himan Mohapatra
Himan Mohapatra
Himan Mohapatra is an industry expert within the crypto-sphere and the primary journalist for Coinmash. He is an expert in finance and disruptive tech, such as blockchain.