NEAR Protocol news: Partnership with Google Cloud
According to the latest NEAR protocol news, the NEAR Foundation, the company behind the blockchain and dApp platform, announced a new partnership with Google Cloud. Google Cloud will provide technical support to NEAR grant recipients as part of this collaboration.
In this new partnership, Google Cloud will provide the infrastructure for the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) node provider to Pagoda, NEAR's Web3 startup platform, allowing developers to deploy code quickly, securely, and seamlessly.
Carlos Arena, director of digital assets at Google Cloud, said in a statement that their company will provide Near developers a "secure, reliable, and sustainable cloud infrastructure on which they can build and scale" and that the company will continue to support "new products and services on blockchain-based platforms."
The platform is proud of its approach to blockchain applications, which is user-friendly, and it has grown significantly in the last year.
The protocol is now used in over 800 projects. The NEAR network now has over 20 million accounts, 200 million transactions to date, and 300,000 to 400,000 transactions per day.
Pagoda is a startup platform, launched in February 2022. It provides Web3 developers on Near with a full-stack toolset for building, launching, and maintaining their Web3 projects or DApps on the blockchain.
The startup platform enables developers to quickly and easily launch DApps on NEAR through a library of pre-audited templates and automatically generated contract user interfaces.
Google Cloud is getting into the blockchain
In January, Google Cloud established a new digital assets team to support the development and evolution of the blockchain ecosystem. The digital asset team is dedicated to assisting customers in creating, trading, and launching new products on blockchain-based platforms.
The company inked a similar partnership with Binance's smart contract platform BNB Chain in September, allowing startups building products and services on the BNB Chain to also build on Google Cloud's scalable, secure, and open-source infrastructure.
The company has also recently partnered with Fortress Blockchain Technologies, a Web3 infrastructure company, to launch The Fortress Vault, a new NFT database solution built on Google Cloud's infrastructure.
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