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Google Cloud to Become Tezos Validator After Inking a Partnership



Google Cloud is set to become a Tezos network validator as it has inked a partnership with the Tezos Foundation, a Swiss non-profit organization behind the Tezos Protocol, to foster web 3 development on its blockchain network.

In a press release on Wednesday, February 22nd, the Tezos Foundation announced that it was working with the Google Cloud to provide the computing platform’s customers with the infrastructure to build and deploy web 3 applications on Tezos in a frictionless way.

Win-Win Situation for Both Parties

As per the announcement, Google will become the Tezos network validator or Tezos Baker. Baking on Tezos is just like staking on proof-of-stake (POS) blockchains where network participants stake a minimum of 8,000 native XTZ coins, called 1 roll, to validate blocks on the Tezos blockchain and earn baking rewards.

Furthermore, new and existing Google Cloud customers will also have access to the Tezos corporate baking program that provides select enterprises with firsthand experience of actually using the Tezos network in the most direct form.

According to the announcement:

“Through the program, Tezos will offer Google Cloud customers that are interested in building Web3 applications, easy deployment of nodes and indexers on the Tezos protocol. Through this collaboration, companies and developers can easily host and deploy RPC nodes for Web3 applications, leveraging both the strength of the Tezos blockchain and the scale and resilience of Google Cloud infrastructure.”

Google Cloud to Become Tezos Validator After Inking a Partnership With the Tezos Foundation

The Tezos corporate baking program has been a success story as a number of crypto and non-crypto firms are validating Tezos. They include Assassin’s Creed developer Ubisoft, The Blockchain Group, Saudi Arabian Taibah Valley, French VASP CoinHouse, and European digital insurance giant Wakam.

Adding more to this collaboration, the selected Tezos incubator startups will also receive Google Cloud credits and mentorship via the Google for Startups Cloud Program,” creating a win-win situation for both Cloud customers and developers building on Tezos.

Google Dips Further into Web 3.0

Internet giant Google started its foray into web 3 by establishing a Google Cloud Digital Assets Team in January 2022. Since then, it has joined forces with many blockchain and crypto operators to deepen its footprint in emerging technologies.

Last year, Googe Cloud partnered with Solana to run a validator node. In early October 2022, it joined hands with Near Protocol to support Near developers in building and scaling their Web3 projects and DApps.

As reported, in late October, the cloud computing platform disclosed plans to launch a cloud-based blockchain node service for Ethereum.

James Tromans, Engineering Director of Web3 at Google Cloud, commented:

“At Google Cloud, we’re providing secure and reliable infrastructure for Web3 founders and developers to innovate and scale their applications. We look forward to bringing the dependability and scalability of Google Cloud to power Web3 applications on Tezos.”