Google signs an alliance with Dapper Labs, a company specialized in blockchain and NFT games. Through its cloud storage service, it will help scale and develop the Flow blockchain, developed by Dapper Labs.
The deal was made official on September 14 in a press release reported by Forbes. The information was confirmed by the CEO of Dapper Labs, Roham Gharegozlou, through his Twitter account. The leader welcomed Google to the Flow ecosystem.
Amped to welcome Google to @flow_blockchain 🌊
In <1 year since #onFlow mainnet:
– 2.2 million unique wallets, less than half of @nbatopshot
– 248 mainnet contracts (cf @flowverse_)
– 18.5M blocks and 49.7M tx
Now with 3,000+ new developers under construction, Google is on board to help scale 💪 https://t.co/0QmEdvogXh
– roham (@roham) on September 14, 2021
It should be noted that the association, at least as confirmed by the Forbes article, directly affects Google Cloud, a division of IT services (cloud storage and server rental, among others) and not all of the company’s services. . Google business. In this sense, it should be noted that Google’s rules establish that cryptocurrency mining within its platform is prohibited.
According to Jannet Kennedy, vice president of Google Cloud’s North American division, the goal of this business alliance is to help Dapper Labs achieve “rapid and sustainable growth.”
While the partnership will have direct implications for network users, such as the new platforms that could be included in Flow, it will also provide significant benefits for developers. Developers writing code for decentralized applications in Flow will have direct integration between the network and Google Cloud services.
An important point to keep in mind refers to the operation of the network. Flow presents itself as a decentralized cryptocurrency network, and this association with the Google Cloud service will not mean, at least according to the press release, any centralization of the network.
Dapper Labs: The Billionaire Company Behind CryptoKitties and NBA Top Shot.
Dapper Labs, meanwhile, is a Canadian company that, in addition to developing the Flow blockchain, has created platforms such as CryptoKitties and NBA Top Shot. According to a report from The Information, Dapper Labs has a market valuation of more than $ 7.5 billion.
As for Flow, it lists its native cryptocurrency as 83rd in the cryptocurrency rankings, based on its market capitalization.