Google to Incorporate Blockchain Technology in Cloud Services

The future of Google Cloud will include blockchain-based apps.

Morgan Shaver
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Yesterday, Google announced a new partnership with Digital Asset, a New York-based startup company that creates tools used to build blockchain-based apps. The move accompanies Google’s efforts to incorporate blockchain technology in its Cloud services.

The partnership also adds to a previous one between Google and BlockApps (a company that helps people create decentralized apps). In their latest blog post entry, Google notes that Cloud customers can now “explore ways they might use distributed ledger technology (DLT) frameworks” through Digital Asset and BlockApps.

Google went on to announce plans to reveal additional details this week during the Google Next ‘18 event in San Francisco, California.

Speaking on the partnership, Digital Asset CEO Blythe Masters stated that the pairing would “provide developers with a full stack solution so they can unleash the potential for web-paced innovation in blockchain.”

Meanwhile, in an interview with The Verge, Digital Asset went on to explain: “Google Cloud is helping Digital Asset reach a wider audience of developers across different industry segments that we couldn’t reach ourselves due to our size.”

Google appears to be looking into digital ledger technology in effort to give Cloud an edge over competitors such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, both of which hold greater market share than Cloud.

In the future, we expect to see additional plans laid out for the implementation of open-source integrations in apps build using blockchain-based platforms like Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric within the Cloud Product marketplace.

What are your thoughts on Google’s partnership with Digital Asset? Are you curious to see how Cloud incorporates blockchain technology? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below